Okay, so here is my setup:
Desktop runs Windows XP wired to a Linksys router
Laptop runs Windows ME and has a wireless adapter
I've created a workgroup (GROUP) and both computers seem to recognize that they are part of this workgroup.
On Desktop I can access the workgroup and all the shared files on the laptop. Everything seems to work beautifully.
On Laptop I go into My Network Places and double click Entire Network, then I see an icon for GROUP, I double click this and then see two icons, one for Laptop and one for Desktop. My objective is to be able to access the files and printer associated with Desktop. I double click the icon for Desktop and get:
'\\Desktop is not accessible.
Windows cannot find the computer or share name. Make sure the computer or share name is valid and that you are connected to the network, and then try again."
I've been round and round on this and cannot seem to find and answer. I have a feeling that its probably something in the network settings for the ME laptop but I don't know what else to change that I haven't already experimented with. Any advice is appreciated.
Also, I know ME is not the ideal OS but it isn't worth the time and expense associated with an upgrade to me. I have also disabled all firewall and security programs and still no solution. Is it possible that it could be something with my XP settings?
Edited by rcj2a, 02 January 2006 - 09:06 PM.