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Networking Problems

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I have two computers hooked up to a wireless linksys router. My Pc is connected with an ethernet cable and my laptop is connected wireless. I tried to set up a network using the network setup wizard and everything went smoothly. When i tried to sharea files between the two computers they dont share. both computers are on the same workgroup and are shown as being on the same network but they just dont communicate with each other....can anyone help?
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Hi Andrew721,
Basic Checklist for Networking
1. Ensure that all firewalls are disabled for all computers involved.
2. Ensure that all computers on the network are in the same workgroup.
3. Ensure each computer has "file and printer sharing" installed.
4. 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.
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