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can't see laptop in workgroup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by irish_steve, Oct 19, 2003.

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  1. irish_steve

    irish_steve Thread Starter

    Sep 28, 2003
    hi, I have a Win98 computer and an XP pro laptop, both can ping each other through a router, laptop can see computer in the workgroup, and access the computers shared files.

    The laptop doesn't appear in the workgroup, and can't be mapped either.

    Both connect wirelessly to the internet via router, with no problems.

    Both have netbeui and netbios over tcp/ip enabled

    All help appreciated,

  2. dai


    Mar 6, 2003
    have you authorised it in the router setup
  3. Deathdealer

    Deathdealer Guest

    i think u need a network cable to be plugged into the labtop to let them see u on the network
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Not really. My laptop with a wireless connection has no problems sharing files both ways on my network.
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