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I have been trying to get my notebook to connect to my desktop wirelessly to share files and printers but I have been unsuccessful in doing so. I followed the tutorial on this website to to the tee and still no success.

My desktop is connected via hardwire through a cable modem and I have a Linksys Wireless G roouter wired inline. Both My notebook and my desktop are connected to the internet without a problem but I cannot access my desktops files. My desktop is running XP Pro whil my notebook is running XP Media Center.

Can anyone help me out with this??
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Make sure both computers are on the same workgroup (system > computer name) and the folder which you are sharing is being shared (right click folder > sharing > check mark "share this folder on network") Also, check the ip address of the computers and make sure they on the same network (e.g. 192.168.1.XXX)

I just did this om my computer and files are copying as I type.
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I have check through these settings and everything is set up properly. Thank you for the thought though. At this point I am drawing blanks.
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which guide...there are a couple floating around...
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This is the one that I ran through.

networking print and file sharing

I had already set things up before I went through this tutorial but I decided to start over and run through every step that was posted on the link above.

I started with posting #3.

Edited by coffeecrazed, 13 April 2006 - 09:35 PM.

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Are you able to ping each computer?
Using the command prompt, type ping and the ip address of the other computer (e.g. 192.168.1.100). Do you get replies

Check for firewalls?
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I have been trying to get my notebook to connect to my desktop wirelessly to share files and printers but I have been unsuccessful in doing so. I followed the tutorial on this website to to the tee and still no success.

My desktop is connected via hardwire through a cable modem and I have a Linksys Wireless G roouter wired inline. Both My notebook and my desktop are connected to the internet without a problem but I cannot access my desktops files. My desktop is running XP Pro whil my notebook is running XP Media Center.

Can anyone help me out with this??


ive had the same problem before. if your using MS Xp than turn off the windows firewall. it worked for me :whistling:
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I tried pinging from the notebook (192.168.1.101) to the desk top (192.168.1.100) and it timed out each time.

I have a McAfee firewall and a windows firewall. Should I disable both?
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I am now able to ping my notebook from my desktop but I cannot ping my desktop from my notebook. Does this point out that the problem lies with my notebook?
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yep
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I was actually yepping your previous question, not the last one

OK, so, you can your notebook, but not your desktop...can your notebook ping itself? (ping 127.0.0.1), can it ping the router?
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I disabled both firewalls and I am still unable to ping my desktop from the wireless notebook, any ideas on waht I should do next?
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the notebook can ping itself and it can ping the router but it just cannot ping the desktop pc.
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also disable the other computers firewall
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I was able to map a network drive on my desktop from my notebook. I still cannot map a network drive or ping my desktop from my notebook. Any ideas on this anyone?
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