Desktop can see Laptop, but Laptop can't see Desktop!

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Plomaris, Feb 16, 2006.

  1. Plomaris

    Plomaris Guest

    I have a simple Wireless network with a Desktop PC connected to a Linksys
    WRT54G Router, which is in turn connected to a Motorola SB5120 Cable Modem.
    I also have a laptop which is set up on a domain for my work. Both PCs
    connect to the Internet perfectly. The desktop can also see the laptop and
    view/change files on it. The laptop, however, can't see the desktop at all.

    I made sure the workgroup on the PC is the same as the domain on the laptop
    and I have set up a user on the laptop the same as the user on the desktop.

    Anyone have any ideas on how I can get the laptop to "see" the desktop?

    Thanks.
     
    Plomaris, Feb 16, 2006
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    __spc__ Guest

    "Plomaris" <> wrote in message
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    >I have a simple Wireless network with a Desktop PC connected to a Linksys
    >WRT54G Router, which is in turn connected to a Motorola SB5120 Cable Modem.
    >I also have a laptop which is set up on a domain for my work. Both PCs
    >connect to the Internet perfectly. The desktop can also see the laptop and
    >view/change files on it. The laptop, however, can't see the desktop at
    >all.
    >
    > I made sure the workgroup on the PC is the same as the domain on the
    > laptop and I have set up a user on the laptop the same as the user on the
    > desktop.
    >
    > Anyone have any ideas on how I can get the laptop to "see" the desktop?
    >
    > Thanks.


    XP firewall...
     
    __spc__, Feb 16, 2006
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  3. Plomaris

    Jack Guest

    Hi
    May be this can Help: http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "__spc__" <s p a m t i m e @ n t l w o r l d . c o m> wrote in message
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    > "Plomaris" <> wrote in message
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    >>I have a simple Wireless network with a Desktop PC connected to a Linksys
    >>WRT54G Router, which is in turn connected to a Motorola SB5120 Cable
    >>Modem. I also have a laptop which is set up on a domain for my work. Both
    >>PCs connect to the Internet perfectly. The desktop can also see the
    >>laptop and view/change files on it. The laptop, however, can't see the
    >>desktop at all.
    >>
    >> I made sure the workgroup on the PC is the same as the domain on the
    >> laptop and I have set up a user on the laptop the same as the user on the
    >> desktop.
    >>
    >> Anyone have any ideas on how I can get the laptop to "see" the desktop?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > XP firewall...
    >
     
    Jack, Feb 17, 2006
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  4. Plomaris

    Plomaris Guest

    Thanks! That worked!
    "__spc__" <s p a m t i m e @ n t l w o r l d . c o m> wrote in message
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    >
    > "Plomaris" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have a simple Wireless network with a Desktop PC connected to a Linksys
    >>WRT54G Router, which is in turn connected to a Motorola SB5120 Cable
    >>Modem. I also have a laptop which is set up on a domain for my work. Both
    >>PCs connect to the Internet perfectly. The desktop can also see the
    >>laptop and view/change files on it. The laptop, however, can't see the
    >>desktop at all.
    >>
    >> I made sure the workgroup on the PC is the same as the domain on the
    >> laptop and I have set up a user on the laptop the same as the user on the
    >> desktop.
    >>
    >> Anyone have any ideas on how I can get the laptop to "see" the desktop?
    >>
    >> Thanks.

    >
    > XP firewall...
    >
     
    Plomaris, Feb 17, 2006
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