the setup is pretty much: internet -> cable modem -> router -> main PC -------- dads laptop
-> = some cable
----- = wireless
my dads laptop can connect to this internet fine.
i added a wireless PCI slot to my main PC to also connect to the router when i move the PC away from the cable modem.
(first a very basic question: to allow for file and printer sharing between the main PC and the laptop am i right in thinking that the PC needs some means of wireless communiocations via the PCI card. Of course it does. but just some confirmation is what i'm looking for)
so i used network setup wizard on my main PC and created the workgroup name and some shared folders etc.
i then go to my dads laptop and there is NO network setup wizard??
after an hour of web searching i found that its because he's on a domain under "system-> computer name". And that changing to a work group needs to be done. any problems with that??
there are three simple objectives:
ability for my dads laptop to access a folder on my PC
ability for my dads laptop to print on my printer
all the while he obviously needs to be able to go into work and not have any problems with domain access.
so the key question is...if i configure the laptop with the workgroup name that matches with my main PC he'll be able to access my folders but will he be able to use the domain acess still.
i don't really know how domains work but i'm pretty sure its associated with work so thats more important. WOuld it be the case of switching from domain to workgroup depending if hes at home or work??
One last thing. Under network places and "view workgroup computers" on my main PC
at one time i could find my dads laptop computer domain name. Now i've turned off file sharing and unshared stuff only my workgroup exists.
any help would be great with this
thanks in advance
EDIT -> P.S. i have another post in this forum section. Since it's a different issue i though it'd be ok to start this new one.
Edited by makihara, 24 May 2006 - 07:06 AM.