WinXP to Win2K wireless network

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ekih

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I am trying to network a laptop running Win2k with a desktop running WinXP. The desktop has a wireless router hardwired to it. The laptop is using a network adapter. WinXP has function that you can create a disk for loading on the computer that you want to set up. This disk doesn't work on Win2K.
I have put both computers put in the same workgroup, so how now do I get the laptop to connect with the desktop.
I have tried searching for other computers with the laptop, but nothing.
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I'm assuming that you have Internet connectivity for both through the router, right?

All machines are must be in the same subnet, iTurn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.
 

ekih

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I am able to ping back and forth no problem. I can't see the desktop from the laptop in My Network Places. Nor can I see the laptop from my desktop computer.
I'm sure there is something that I am not config. right.
The firewall is off at this moment.
 

TerryNet

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When you click "view workgroup computers" what result and/or error message do you get?
 

ekih

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I am able to see the laptop from the desktop, I enabled a shared folder on the laptop and I am able to access it from the desktop.
I now can see the desktop from the laptop when I search for computers, but I can't access a folder that I have created a share for.
 
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