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I'm appealing to you guys for networking help.
I'm running Windows XP (Although I do have a version of Linux around somewhere that I haven't gotten around to installing yet). Cable internet is provided through a local service via a cable modem, plugging into my router. Router connects my compter and the family computer, which also runs XP.
Anyways, here are my issues:
The router will provide internet to both computers. However, it doesn't show them as on the same network-neither computer will detect the other in the workgroup.
Also, many programs that require me to connect to something won't work. The most notable ones are BitTornado and, well, any PC game I try to play online. Some (Like Battlefield 2) can connect to the account server, but not to any game, while others (Like Dawn of War) just won't connect. BitTornado will very rarely actually connect to a seed, but for a few minutes at best.
This has been going on for about a month.
Anyways, I really hope you guys can help me. I've got far too much stuff to back up, expecially since my DVD burner died, but, if you guys can't help, I'm going to wipe it and start from scratch.
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You have to forward/open the ports for all those programs, how to do it, beats me as I don't know what kind of router it is. So I'd suggest that you should read the manual for it.
To get your PC's to see each other on the network you need to make sure they are in the same work group, this should allow you to view any shared folders and printers on any of the PC's in the group.
Chances are you are behind a firewall that is blocking incoming data. Check if your PC has a firewall and disable it. (XP has a built in firewall that is active by default, but I don't think it would stop you from playing BF2) More likely your rougher has a firewall built into it and you will need to set the port forwarding. Check your manual on how to edit your settings and locate what ports you need to forward in any help file that comes with your programs.
Hope this helps, post if you have any more questions.