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Old 3rd January 2003   #1
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Local Area Connection Properties


While trouble shooting a Linksys wireless router issue, I have finally come to this dead end.

In the Properties box of the Local Area connections, I know I need to check the four boxes, 1-Client for Microsoft Network, 2-File/Printer Sharing, 3-Packet Scheduler, 4-TCP/IP.

However, after checking the first 2 boxes to enable them and then trying to apply the change, I receive an error message that indicates that the current selection will actually disable the two selections being made.

This is the only step I think I have left to solve my inability to have shared documents among my home network. The network computers have internet access but cannot share files or printer.

The existing hardware all worked previously, including sharing files and printers, but in order to protect the central computer (the one hooked to the network router) I configured the Owner user profile and installed a password.

Could this be causing the problem? I cannot find the help document to assist me in removing the administrator's profile. Can that be even done?

Any other suggestions?

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Corvin - welcome to the forum.

The QoS (quality of service) packet scheduler is not required. Doesn't hurt and is generally a good idea to load when all is working but certainly not required for networking.

The Administrator account cannot be removed. Gotta be there.

As for the solution to your problem, more information please.

- The exact, entire error message you are getting. The only situation I can think of where trying to load File & Printer Sharing causes an error is if you are already using the Novell equiv.

- a quick recap of the operating systems you are running (including XP because at times Home & Pro need different things done).

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Newt,
I appreciate the response. The exact error message after checking the Client for Microsoft Networks and the File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks message boxes says:

"Your current selectin will also disable the following components:
Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

Are you sure you want to disable these component(s)?

Yes No"

Checking yes, allows you to leave the Network Connections screen with the two boxes not checked, clicking no causes you to default back to the Network Connections screen with the two boxes unchecked. Catch 22 huh?

Windows XP is the OS on all my systems

Any other info you need sing out, I'm at a loss here.

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Additionally,

I don't expect to be able to elimate the administrator profile, but I have never used any type of login at all on my 4 home computers. Now that I have a family, I was trying to protect the one computer by password protecting it, so I created a profile, called Owner, that was also by default the system administrator. When I created this I was asked if I wanted to keep my files private and I indicated yes. I have tried the traditional methods of sharing files and I thought maybe by resetting to the no log in method of computer entry I could return to the bug free time zone.

Wishfull thinking maybe.

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By the way - XP Home Edition

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Corvin you need to browse the XP and Networking forums. You are in for a chore.

I have only had the "DUBIOUS PLEASURE" of doing this for 2 XP home computers. And it will really cost if I do it for someone else. Most pros know better than to buy or use "Home" so do not get much hands on.

I have networked just about everything to everything and never have I had the problems that I did with Home. MS did not document this part of XP well.

What I did in my sleep to the others is like total war on an XP HOME. Edit added the HOME!

I've said before, should have been named XP crippled or Xp neutered. Especially as far as networking is concerned.

Read what this guy said:

http://computing.net/windowsxp/wwwbo...rum/27171.html

If you will read thru the above forums and narrow down things some I will be glad to try to help you. But you need to do this legwork first so we don't have to rewrite it all which could be lenthy.

I am sure Newt will agree that this will give you more insight and make it easier for us to help you.

Mike


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Ps to my last post.

I just reread this guys message and realize his name is Michael.

Not me!

I had almost as hard a time, and boy was I pis*ed. But I did get it done. Sure hate the thought of doing it again.

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Chris - you might be doing yourself a large favor if you bought the XP-home to XP-Pro upgrade. Fairly simple to do what you want with the Pro version.

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I spent the week and most of the weekend away from the computer. For sanity's sake.

I did look at Pro upgrades and haven't decided yet. I dont really want most of the features and my networking only really has to be Peer to Peer with minimal security. If it really does simplify file sharing though, I might yet. I now it sounds stupid, but the XP Pro upgrade box says its for 98, ME, 2000. It actually does not say it will upgrade Home to Pro. Is is just assumed?

I have been doing a fair amount of grinding Mflyn. I created a new system administator, deleted the old one, (yes loosing somethings I didn't backup - ie email) but this allows me to choose the options of File Sharing and Client for MS Networks.

Of course the drivers are now gone, just like the fellow you shortcutted me to. I haven't been able to get them back with System Restore, I think I'm to deep in the doo doo for that now.

I'll try to find the drivers and chew on the Pro upgrade. In the meantime I'll just keeping carrying CD-RW's around my house from computer to computer

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