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Default help with file/printer sharing - 03-14-2004, 16:51 | posts: n/a

I'm trying to network two of my PC's at home and share files, maybe a printer aswell. I have set them both up for networking (both are running Windows XP Pro) but I can't seem to access anything on one PC from the other. I go to network places; 'add a network place,' and nothing is detected. It can't view any workgroup PC's either

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Default 03-14-2004, 18:17 | posts: 242 | Location: Middle East

Can the machines ping each other??

Any firewalls switched on?

Did you use the setup wizard - it should lead you through it and give you an indication if it's success on the last machine...
   
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Default 03-14-2004, 19:27 | posts: n/a

The only firewalls there are built in to windows. I did use the setup wizard, but it did not tell me if the connection succeded. I will attemp a ping. Thanks for your help.
   
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Default 03-15-2004, 19:12 | posts: 590 | Location: Kaleidoscope

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The only firewalls there are built in to windows ...
Check and adjust firewall settings.
   
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Default 03-23-2004, 02:51 | posts: 191

did you right click and go to properties on ea. drive and enable sharing w/ full access, then do the same w/ the directories and files you want to share.
   
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Default 03-23-2004, 02:57 | posts: 1,468 | Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico

first question would be are u going comp. to comp. or comp. to router.....

If you are going from comp. to comp. a regular lan cable wont work, it needs to be a crossover cable to get the computers to talk to each other......

then u can use the network wizard with the rest........

Any other questions, just ask.......
   
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