Networking Two Computers through Linksys Router
Posted on 2004-08-06
For the past two weeks I have been trying to get this working. I have talked to many people, including Networking people that I found through chats & other forums. Unfortunatly, nobody has gotten me even close to setting this up correctly.
I have attempted to do this on my own, but obviously I can't get it right.
What I want is to be able to network my two home computers through a Linksys Router. Both machines are running WinXP Pro. For some reasons, when I go into the Networking Neighborhood folder, my 'other' computer isn't listed. And that's what usually ends the help from whoever was helping me at the time.
Ideally, I would like each computer to have full access to the other. Including all files & folders available. But I have a feeling that won't be possible. I'm willing to just be able to access one folder on my other computer & vice versa. But it seems impossible to get this working correctly.
I did use some type of wizard built into windows to do this for me, but still it wasn't working. A year ago, I had done this myself. Unfortunatly, I can't remember exactly what I did...
But it was along the lines of, making a folder on each computer. Then going into the properties of those folders and setting them to share. Once that that was, I'd go to tools, map the network drive, and type in the IP address of the other computer followed by the name of the shared folder. It had worked that way easily. But for some reason, I can't even get that working.
Please help, you can't even begin to understand how BADLY I want my computers networked.