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My PC is connected to the router through ethernet cable and the laptop is connected wirelessly and I want to share files among the 2 devices . I browse the network on the win7 laptop and sometimes it detects the shared files on PC and sometimes it doesn't . What should I do ?
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Does the laptop "see" the other computer and just not the files or does it just not detect the other pc on the network? Also, how are you trying to share the files via a homegroup or windows files and folders sharing.
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The laptop sees the PC but the PC doesn't see the lap.
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The following article is very good at explaining what to do to share files and printers between computers http://www.howtogeek...ndows-7-and-xp/

The important point is to ensure both computers are on the same workgroup.

Also, you can try flushing the dns cache on both computers as that can sometimes solve problems related to sharing files between pc's. To do this do the following: Go to start type cmd in the search box (or click run if using win. XP) -> Within the prompt that opens type ipconfig /flushdns


You should see the following message: flushdns2.gif

Thanks.
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Excellent atricle .
Thank you alot .
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