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My networking half works....help


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Ok, I basically wanted to be able to transfer files and share printers between my pc and laptop. So I set them up to be networked through my router. I did the whole process on Windows XP and I did the same on my laptop (with the network configuration file they gave me after finishing on my pc). After that, I shared all the printers and then tested everything. From PC, I could see my own pc and my laptop. I could access all the shared folders, etc. Then I tried my laptop, I could see myself and that is it. My workgroup is the same and I have no domain.

I had this problem in college as well since I couldn't see anyone else on the network yet they could see me. I didn't think much of it at the time.

My pc is custom made by myself and it is running Windows XP Professional
My laptop is a dv2000t running the stock windows XP home edition.

I thought it would be cool to be on a network so I did it. BUt my laptop is pissing me off. I could install xp pro. on it and it should work, but i rather just get it to work how it is. Also, if I reinstall my own version of xp professional, I will need to download all the drivers for my builtin webcam, bluetooth, etc.

Thanks in advanced.

By the way, the method i used to set up my network is with the wizard provided by xp

Edited by neilp4453, 20 November 2006 - 03:58 PM.

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xp pro doesn't offer any advantages in a peer to peer network setting over xp home...

have you checked all the firewall settings to make sure there are no conflicts?

Give This tutorial by SpaceCowboy706 a read, and make sure you've gotten the steps right
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yes, infact, I turned off all firewalls to see what would happen and the same thing. Ill try the guide out. But I read that guide before posting (well some of it) and they go through a whole different method. And i have to change settings for active internet connections.........this won't affect it right?
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And i have to change settings for active internet connections.........this won't affect it right?

depends on what you're talking about
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I followed that guide and did anything that I didn't do before. However, I still get the same result (except I discovered something new). I can see myself and my laptop from my pc, but I cannot access anything in the laptop. From the laptop, I still can't see anything other than myself.
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bumping it up.

also, all my settings should be right since one works and one doesn't. I used the same processes.

it seems my laptop won't allow itself to find others or let others access it (because my pc can find it). I am really frustrated.
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have you checked to make sure that any firewalls are off or at least set to allow a local network?
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