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Networking Vista wireless laptop to vista main pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by piperinnz, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. piperinnz

    piperinnz Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I'm having an issue, trying to setup a home network, my main pc is directly connected to the internet via ethernet cable, I am trying to get my laptop to connect to my main pc, so it can share files etc, I have got it to the point where it can 'see' my mainpc, but it is saying the network path is not found. From my Main pc, I can see my laptop, and can access the files on it, why can I not do this, the other way round.

    Really would appreciate your help.
    Thanks
    Lynda
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Can you ping the "main pc" by IP address? By name? If yes to both questions what happen when you type into the Run box

    \\IPof_mainpc

    where "IPof_mainpc" is the IP address of the "main pc"?
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    For each of the machines, let's see this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
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