File sharing after wireless network is operational
Posted on 2004-04-04
I have a wireless network in the house with two desktop computers connected to it. Both computers are running Windows XP Home. The wireless equipment is Linksys and Verizon supplies a DSL connection to an external modem. A router is at one computer and an adaptor at the other. Both computers are able to access e-mail and the internet fine using the wireless network. In addition, I use the network to update a TIVO player and for WIFI on my Palm. Everything works OK. Windows XP firewalls are turned on.
I want to take this one step further and share certain files and possibly printers between the two computers. However, I seem to be unable to get the computers to be properly recognized for this, much less share the files. At computer A where the modem and router are located, I tried setting up a small network using the wizards in Windows XP. I gave the network the same name as the wireless network. At computer A, it appears that the network is picking up Computer A as part of the network. However, when I tried a similar setup at computer B where the adaptor is, it doesn't seem to recognize Computer B as part of the network. I've tried various combinations but nothing seems to pick up computer B. What am I missing or what procedure should I follow to get Computer B picked up?
Thanks for any help.