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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

    Dec 10, 2005

    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.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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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


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

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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


    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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