How to get my PC & Laptop to talk to each other

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Slack, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Slack

    Slack Guest

    I have a PC (XP Pro) & a laptop (also XP Pro). The PC is hooked up to a
    wireless router (WPN824) for easy web access for the laptop. Everything is
    running great, but how can I (preferably wireless) get the PC and laptop
    to be able to talk and swap files with each other?
    Slack, Apr 14, 2006
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  2. Slack

    Toolman Tim Guest

    In Slack spewed forth:
    Run the home network setup wizard.

    Open "My computer", click on My Network Places (on the left), click Set up a
    home or small office network. Answer the questions. Run it on the other
    computer next.
    Toolman Tim, Apr 14, 2006
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  3. Slack

    Slack Guest

    Shoot, I was good to go till I ran it on the laptop. Somehow it
    disconnected the PC from the Network and now I can't even get on-line (web
    or the routher). Any ideas?
    Slack, Apr 14, 2006
  4. Slack

    M Guest


    This what you need to do:
    - disable all (windows) firewalls;
    - create on the laptop a shared folder named "sharedfolder" and share this
    folder (right click the folder and select share (or someting like this
    - create on laptop and computer accouts with same name and password or
    enable the gast account
    - try to ping the laptop from the computer (example "ping") . You
    should get a answer;
    - try to connect a shared folder on the laptop by using
    \\\sharedfolder ( should be the ip-address of the
    laptop) ;
    - if this works then try to connect \\<name laptop>\shardefolder (you have
    to set the workgroupname on the laptop and the computer with the same

    Good luck!

    M, Apr 14, 2006
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