help with file/printer sharing

Discussion in 'Network questions and troubleshooting' started by tombraidersux51, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. 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

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. vic_20

    vic_20 Master Guru

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    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...
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Phoenikx

    Phoenikx Master Guru

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    Check and adjust firewall settings.
     

  5. jtc_hunter

    jtc_hunter Member Guru

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    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.
     
  6. mykledw

    mykledw Maha Guru

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    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.......:D
     

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