File Sharing On Home Computers
Posted on 2005-03-25
I have gone through the entire process of trying to link up my two home computers to share files/hardware and apparently I'm missing something. Here's what I've done. Computer #1 is running XP Pro (SP2) and Computer #2 is running XP Home (SP2). I ran the Network Setup Wizard on #1 and and turned on the 'file and printer sharing' when asked. I assigned 'HOME' as the workgroup name. I went to #2 and ran the same wizard and followed the same procedures. I restarted both computers as a precaution. When I went to the control panel on #1 and selected my network places, then viewed workgroup computers, #2 is listed. When I select #2, I get an error message which states "#2 not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path was not found."
When I moved to #2 to view the workgroup computers, #1 was not listed. What am I missing?
Forgot to add. Computer #1 has cable internet access and #2 connects via a wireless Blitzz.