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Computer sharing I have one computer which has a wirless connection and runs xp home and a laptop that has a wireless connection which runs vista basic. I cant seem to get them to connect to eachopther for file sharing ect. help

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  • kelly mcmann Apr 10, 2008

    where can i check sub net mask on both systems ie vista and xp

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Hi,

Initially, I would suggest that you:
1. Make both members of the same workgroup;
2. verify that the Subnet Mask are identical to both PCs in their networking configuration; and
3. verify that the Folder or files are shared by viewing the folder or files properties making making sure that there is a check mark on "Share this folder on the network and/or "Allow network users to change my files".

Should the above be not corrective of your concern, pls post back.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back as requested, how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Apr 09, 2008

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Apr 14, 2008

    Open a command prompt window. type ifconfig /all, hit enter. your IP configuration details will be displayed.

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