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Home Wireless Network - Help Needed

Badriprasad Bumbabol
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Shout to techies for help - I have been trying to resolve this since a few days but no luck.

I have a PC and a Laptop both sharing the same Wireless router to connect to the Internet but I cannot share files between them.

Any clue how to go about it ? I use a SpeedTouch 9200 Wireless Router and AOL as my ISP.

Thanks in Advance
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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I suspect OS and versions could be helpful for someone who would be able to answer; I'll assume here it's two Windows machines, but I'm not a Windows person myself. Do you know how to use Windows sharing in general -- i.e., could you get these two machines sharing files if they were both on a wired hub?

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marc weber

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When I was using Windows, I was able to connect my Win98 desktop to my WinME NoteBook. But after "upgrading" to an XP desktop, I couldn't figure it out. (Maybe I'm not a geek after all.)

When I switched to Mac, I couldn't believe how easy it is to wirelessly transfer files between my PowerBook and iMac using the built-in Bluetooth file transfer.

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Rajesh Rajaram
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
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I was facing same problem, but got it working.

Is the PC wired to the Router? And the laptop is wireless. Just share a folder in the PC and see it in ur laptop.

But i was not able to share from my laptop to desktop. my operating systems are Windows XP home and prof.

does this helps?


Rajesh Rajaram

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Bo Yyempeti
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You probably got the XP firewall in SP2 that is messing things up.

Can you ping between the two machines ?
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