Removing computers from workgroup
08/01/2018 18:33
Hi all - I have two computers running WinXP Pro networked through a linksys router .

How can I remove them both from the network? Thanks in advance.

Newtechie (formerly wgrant)

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08/01/2018 18:33 - In article <uwZs1fJvDHA.2408@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl>, newtechie That depends on what you mean by remove them both from the network.

You can physically disconnect them from the router, but I assume thatyou want them connected to get Internet access.

To prevent the computers from seeing each other on the network, enablethe Internet Connection Firewall on their local area networkconnections, as shown here: Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/ic_firewall.htm If that interferes with their Internet access through the router,disable the firewall and un-check these network components in thelocal area network connections' Properties: Client for Microsoft Networks File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks If none of that does what you want, please post a news group replywith more information.


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08/01/2018 18:33 - Thanks Steve! Unchecking those components seemed to work. I was experimenting trying toset up a home network and couldn't get it to work. Both computers could seeeach other but when I double clicked to access either, I kept getting anerror. It was frustrating so I just wanted to undo the entire thing. Itried system restore but no restore points were created in the last fewdays.

Newtechie Steve Winograd [MVP] <winograd@pobox.com> wrote in messagenews:5uq5tvsu137khkk6q058geaki0ov3gc0ae@4ax.com...

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08/01/2018 18:33 - In article <#67NIcKvDHA.3468@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>, newtechie You're welcome. I'm glad that I was able to help you to get yournetwork not to work. ;-) If you ever want to get it working, try re-checking those componentsand then running the Network Setup Wizard on both computers to fullyenable file sharing. Tell the Wizard that they connect to theInternet through a residential gateway. That might be all that'sneeded.


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08/01/2018 18:33 - Steve, I finally got the network up and running thanks to your suggestion ofturning off the firewall.

I mapped a network drive (Z) for a shared folder to an excel file. Theother computer can access the folder if I go into the my network places andnavigate to the shared folder. Why doesn't the Z drive show up in windowsexplorer or the drop down list box when i go to open the file in excel?Does each computer have to be mapped? Thanks in advance,Newtechie Steve Winograd [MVP] <winograd@pobox.com> wrote in messagenews:2246tv0n6oc3j06hi5ps19u3gu6ija0c1q@4ax.com...

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