Can't seem to network my laptop and computer
Posted on 2004-09-22
i really hate networking computers because i always run into problems. it always seems one computer can access the workgroup but another can't. ok so here's my problem.
i have networked two computers. one desktop and one laptop. i have just recently formatted both the computers. and now i have installed all the software on my desktop computer, including a firewall. on my laptop, instead of downloading my programs from the internet i want to transfer my files. here's the situation, on my desktop with my firewall on or off, i can access both my shared files on this computer and on my laptop without a problem. however, on my laptop, on which i don't have a firewall or whatever, i can't even access my workgroup. i cannot seem to diagnose the problem. i have tried turning off my firewall and accessing it, but still nothing. by the way, i also have anti virus but i doubt that will affect anything. any solutions? this would help greatly. thanks.