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File Sharing with Home Network...only one pc talking

Hi,

I have a laptop and a desktop set up on a home network. Both use Windows XP. Both can currently connect to the internet using a wireless broadband router. After running the Network Wizard on both computers, I can see the desktop on the laptop but I can not open it to view the files. However, I can see and access the laptop from the desktop with no problems. Please advise as to how I can resolve this issue.

Also, when I turn on my laptop I get a message that says my network cable is unplugged. Does this have anything to do with the issue. Again, I am working all this wirelessly.

ATR

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  • TEya Apr 24, 2008

    I tried it. I see the "hand" on the files on the pc indicating it's set to share, but the problem isn't accessing the files, it's accessing the pc at all. When I try to view workgroup computers on my laptop, I get an error message. Sorry, I tried to respond with this info but I guess I didn't do something right.



    Both computers are using McAfee. However, I noticed last night that I cannot even open the McAfee program on the desktop.



    Can you offer any additional advice for me? I'm still not able to access the desktop from the laptop. I've also made sure that the same name that is listed as an administration on the laptop is an administrator on the desktop.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Also wondering if I might be missing a network file.

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The message for an unplugged network cable, means you have enabled wired network, but the cable isn't there. No problem if you are connected wireless.
To be able to access files on computers over your network, you need to enable filesharing for the desired directories or disks.
Right-click the directory or disk, go to sharing and set the correct settings. Maybe you have to allow for network sharing the first time.

Please post some feedback

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

  • Thx_nb Apr 24, 2008

    Please give some explanation for your rating: did you already try this and didn't it work? or did you find a working solution yourself?

    Which firewall are you using on both laptop and desktop? Probably the problem is there

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