Trying to share files on a LAN
Posted on 2004-09-26
I have a local network in my house of 3 or 4 computers. They are all connected to a hub which connects to a bridge via cat5 cable. The brdige communicates with a router wirelessly in the basement. I can access the internet fine, I am just trying to share files with my laptop (which connects directly to the router wirelessly) and am having some trouble. I look in My Network Places and either computer can't see the other computer even though they both have files shares. The desktop is runniing WinXP Pro and the laptop WinXP Home. I try to connect directly using the IP's (\\192.168.0.3), windows pauses for a while and then comes back and says it couldn't find it. Is there anything else I need to do? I remember when running an Win98 network, I would sometimes be able to see computers, sometimes not but I could always connect using the IP, now I can't even do that. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.