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rodeognome

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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 ??
 
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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
 

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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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rodeognome said:
up is the wirless one..is that where my problem lies ?

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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.
 

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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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