Home networking question

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mizwingzz
Home networking question

I cannot figure out for the life of me how to use my laptop in conjunction with my PC. I have the router and can connect to the internet just fine in the other room but how in the world do I get to share folders, printer and the like? It's so confusing! I asked an idiot at the store who told me all I needed was the router but no matter how many times I told him I didn't know what to do to get the two connected via the router he just couldn't figure out what it was I was asking. I know I'm not stupid... help?

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mizwingzz
Ummm... hello?

Is there anyone there? I'm still trying to figure out how to network my laptop and my PC...

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foambrush
RE Ummm... hello?

Go to control panel --open up network connections--on the left you will see set up a home or small office network click on that and go thru the wizard with your connection type then go to the laptop and do the same thing, if you do it right you should be able to share files and folers thru both computers now and you will see shared folders or drives

mizwingzz
Thanks!

I'll give it a go and see what happens. You guys rock!

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itisme1760
Re: Home networking question

You will need your WinXP cd to install the network programs needed.

mizwingzz
Re: Home networking question

Thanks... I didn't having any luck. Maybe this will help.
Happy New Year!

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Ashton
Re: Home networking question

Right click My Computer

Click Properties

Click Computer name

Make sure both computers are assigned to a workgroup..name it mizwingzz or something.

Restart if necessary (probably)

Choose a folder to share by right clicking and selecting Sharing and Security

Make sure the check box isn't checked that says "Make this Folder Private"

Go back to right click on My Computer

Click Map Network Drive

Click Browse

Under workgroup, both computer names should be there.

See if the folder is available.

Any other problems could be firewall related.

Hope it helps.

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mizwingzz
Re: Home networking question

Thanks Ashton. I am still having problems. I can get it all to show up on my laptop but my PC won't allow access or some stupid thing and so won't "communicate" with the laptop.

*sigh*

I'm too irritable for this right now. I'll get back to it another time...

Thanks again!

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Ashton
Re: Home networking question

Wireless LAN's are tricky stuff...I was just hoping it would just be that easy. Things to consider. Is the computer (PC) on the network either through a wireless NIC or directly plugged into the router?

Are both computers seeing the workgroup?

Have you tried mapping on both computers?

Are you still trying a Ad Hoc connection (peer to peer) or infrastructure?

Have you tried disabling the firewall (router and computer - one at a time) just to test?

Are the addresses given, through DHCP or statically assigned?

Good luck;-) Feel free to email the answers, it may be until tomorrow till I can check it.

 

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erinroxorz
Re: Home networking question

I hate wireless, unless it's free & someone in my building has theirs unencrypted.. MWUAHAHA

All I did was right-click My Computer, then you can go to properties. From here, you can establish a network connection. But someone else in here already said how to do that through Network Connections. GL

ps, you could always ftp :)

mizwingzz
Re: Home networking question

Thanks for the suggestions. I have been way too busy these days to work this out right now but I plan on getting back to it soon.

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