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Cannot connect to computer/files on network - Resolved


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I recently purchased a new PC (XP Home) and am not able to connect to my laptop (XP Pro). Before the new PC I had folders that I shared and then set them up as a Network Place on my laptop. I could then synchronize the laptop to the PC using Offline Files. Every so often a box would pop up that I'd have to log on to my PC using any user name/password.

Now neither system can see eachother in the Network Neighborhood. I've gone through the Network setup Wizard and help docs on Windows with no luck...any suggestions? I have a Linksys Wireless router that is setup as the gateway.

Thanks!!

Edited by SParisi, 13 December 2006 - 12:07 PM.

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Check the firewall settings, Zone Alarm will only allow sharing when set for the trusted zone

See if Synctoy for XP from my signature will let you share folders
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Thanks, that seemed to work! It's weird, my PC can see my laptop on the network but laptop still cannot see PC. Well, the Synctoy app did the trick! Thanks!
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Did you try loading the XP CD in the laptop and click perform extra tasks to install networking from there

Unlikely to be the firewall if Synctoy runs
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Is there a difference between the CD and just running the network wizard in Control Panel?
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Anything is possible with XP
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