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Wireless home network problems I have 1 laptop and 1 desktop, both running MS Vista. I am trying to set up a wireless home network so that I can share files. I have a cable modem connected to a wireless router. Both computers are able to ''see'' the router and connect to the internet. The desktop can also see the Laptop's Windows Media Center and access the media files from it. But When I try to browse the Laptop I get an access denied message. And on top of that my Laptop does not ''see'' my desk top at all. I use the ''Nework Connection Wizard'' but still can't get the laptop to pick up the deesktop. What am I doing wrong?

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  • Johnnie Peppers Feb 18, 2009

    Well I'm not sure if they are in the same work group. I looked around in the Network Settings section of the control panel and can't figure out how to even create a workgroup!



    I did however enable the files I wanted to be shared to be shared. Still my laptop is NOT seeing my Desktop. But My desktop sees my laptop and has it as part of its network. But When I try to access my laptop from the desktop I still get a message saying that "I do not have privileges to access this computer"



    What is going on here? I'm chain-smoking I'm so frustrated!

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Make sure both computers are on the same workgroup.. make sure you have the firewall settings to allow incoming connections to your shared files... make sure you have allowed acces to them in windows security panel..if you can access the media then you are almost there with the setting... fasted way is to right click on start choose explore then right click on drive or folder you want to share and then choose share from menu.. it will change your firewall and security settings so long as you have already turned off the windows advisor..

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