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Problems setting up home network

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I'm trying to setup a home network so that I can transfer some files from my laptop to my desktop. They should connect via a wireless router. Both machines can already connect to the internet through the wireless router.

I have tried to setup using the network wizard. On the desktop, I can see the laptop name under
My network places\Entire network\Microsoft windows network\"network name"\"laptop name"
but clicking into it brings up a box advising me that I probably do not have permission to view. The laptop does not see the desktop at all.

I cannot ping either computer (no response).

I have turned off the firewall in the router. Any ideas on how to proceed?
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Hello Jake66,
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing Ctrl+C, and then posting on this forum.

Basic Checklist for Networking
1. Ensure that all firewalls are disabled for all computers involved (please disable all Software firewalls).
2. Ensure that all computers on the network are in the same workgroup.
3. Ensure that you have 'File Sharing' enabled - to do this, right-click on any Drive/Folder/File on one (or all) of the other computers, and select 'Sharing and Security...'. Ensure that 'Share this folder on the Network' is enabled.

Edited by Dan G, 30 December 2005 - 04:21 AM.

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