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Solved: Simple Home Network XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rodeognome, Jan 1, 2006.

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  1. rodeognome

    rodeognome Thread Starter

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    Simple Home Network XP - using a patch cable + 2 X ethernet cards

    One system is XP Home the other is XP Pro

    Assigned each pc an IP address
    Turned off all Firewalls

    Enabled the "my documents" folder as a share but cannot get to see them on
    the other computer....


    Any advice would be great ??
     
  2. colmaca

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    i take it you have run network setup wizard on each computer and there connected?
    sometimes it takes 1/2 hour or so before shared folders show up
     
  3. rodeognome

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    colmaca, I only ran the network setup wizard on one of them.

    One the second computer which is a laptop when you run it the only connection that shows
    up is the wirless one..is that where my problem lies ?

    the ethernet port on laptop is working perfectly...for instance when you plug the
    ethernet cable out it says "network cable unplugged"
     
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  5. colmaca

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    yes thats where the problem lies.
    make shore all cables are pluged in before you run the wizard on second computer.
     
  6. rodeognome

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    SOLVED:

    problem was down to a hidden icon in "My Network Places"

    Icons were set "arrange by Network location" thus hiding the presence of the
    second pc.

    When I set it to "arrange by computer" the data of the second pc appeared.

    Thanks everyone for your help.
     
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