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Computer network help please
#289215 01/29/10 08:19 PM
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Hey guys, I just purchased an all in one Epson printer, and it came with a Linksys wireless router. The installation went very smooth, but the networking software that came with the router isn't working properly. Whenever I open "Network Magic" I can't click on anything, and when I attempt to, the program isn't responding so I have to close it.

I'm running Windows 7, and I was wondering if there is even any need for third party networking software. If I uninstall it, which I think is my only option, is it easy to configure your network via Windows? I'm new to the networking thing.

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Cam


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Ya_basta #289238 01/29/10 09:19 PM
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What exactly are you trying to accomplish with your network?


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terzaghi #289240 01/29/10 09:29 PM
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I would guess that you don't need any networking software. David's on point, though. What are you trying to achieve?


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Ken.C #289245 01/29/10 09:45 PM
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Right now I only have my printer connected wirelessly, and I'm going to keep my computer wired. The only additions to the network that I can foresee would be my Zune (pretty sure I can connect it) and my home theater downstairs. I don't have multiple computers or an extensive network. I'm willing to purchase networking software, as long as it works properly and is affordable.


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Ya_basta #289246 01/29/10 09:47 PM
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You don't need networking software at all. All of those items contain all the of the software you need. You can easily connect your Zune and your HT to your wireless, and honestly, that software wouldn't help with doing that.

All you need is your wireless network's name and password. Maaaaybe the type of password (I would bet a lot that it's WPA or WPA2)


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Ken.C #289253 01/29/10 10:22 PM
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Thanks Ken. When I'm adding devices via Windows, do I just do it through the control panel? I would assume it's fairly easy. I'll give it a try on my own, and report back if I need some assistance.

Oh yes, you bet right, it's WPA2 \:\) .

Thanks again.


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Ya_basta #289256 01/29/10 10:29 PM
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Well, you're not really adding devices through windows, you're using those devices' interfaces to add them to the network.

Once they're on the network, use whatever Windows programs that interface with them (Likely WMP or the Zune software, or whatever) to, well, interface with them.


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Ken.C #289260 01/29/10 10:37 PM
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Great, I've tried removing it three times, and it's doing the exact same thing. I can't click on the "OK" button to uninstall it because it's "not responding".

Unbelievable!


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Ya_basta #289266 01/29/10 10:58 PM
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Just rebooted and it successfully uninstalled.


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Ya_basta #289271 01/29/10 11:20 PM
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Hah, that sounds familiar

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