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Cant find computer in my network places

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CrazyK, May 1, 2005.

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  1. CrazyK

    CrazyK Thread Starter

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    I've set up my wireless router for my Cable modem so that I can use the internet on my laptop without being near my desktop.

    To my amazement, which I just found out because I've never had both computers on at the same time, I can also share files over the wireless link.

    The tricky bit is, I can see my desktop in My network places on my laptop, but I cannot see my laptop on My netowrk places on my desktop.

    What are the steps to get this to work?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

    PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

    All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

    If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.
     
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