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I cannot see my sister's computer on our LAN, nor can we connect/see each others games in Descent, Half-Life, Counter-Strike, etc.
We can't see each others' system on the LAN/Homegroup. What is wrong? We're both wireless..
post #2 of 7
One guess, you used the same install code on your computer and on your sisters computer. Windows just assumes there is 2 of the same thing so you never see each other.
Other than that, I don't know.
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post #3 of 7
Did you both select 'Home' for Windows Firewall settings?
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Originally Posted by xtreme-one View Post

One guess, you used the same install code on your computer and on your sisters computer. Windows just assumes there is 2 of the same thing so you never see each other.
Other than that, I don't know.

Please refrain from posting if you have no idea what you're on about.
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both computers connected to same wireless router/modem/whatever or directly (ad-hoc) to each other?

some routers/modems/whatevers block lan-to-lan access on wireless devices, google might help in this case, if you know the model of the router/modem/whatever.

if the router/modem/whatever is set to bridged state (which is quite common on normal ADSL boxes), it is possible there is no "lan" at all, eg. the traffic goes directly to the operator, and thus the games etc wont recognize that as lan.

check firewall rules!

can you ping each other?

use ipconfig to find the ip adresses of both computers, and use them to ping each others address and see if theres any kind of response
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They should be able to join Homegroup while wireless, just a thought are they both connected to the same Router via wifi (at my home I have a 2nd wireless router and some times one of the computers will connect to the router/modem instead of just the router)

just check your firewall (or put it in "game mode"/disable it while playing)

check your Router

start-->(searchbox)-->CMD-->"ipconfig"

then type what ever your default gateway is into a web browser and check the "LAN" settings

also be sure your default gateway is the same on both machines (kinda the same thing as what I said at the beginning)
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They should be able to join Homegroup while wireless

Not if the router is blocking lan-to-lan. rolleyes.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Microx256 View Post

Not if the router is blocking lan-to-lan. rolleyes.gif

ahh missed "Can't"

in OP thought he said CAN

my bad
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