XP Pro to XP Pro File Share Nightmare but shares printer and internet connection
Posted on 2005-03-27
I run XP Pro on my desktop PC and I connect to my laptop through wifi via my Belkin WAP. My laptop, until yesterday, was running 98 SE. On 98 I could share the XP desktop's broadband connection and printers. The desktop could also access the shared files on the laptop. I have been unable to access the shared file son the desktop though, even after trying numerous changes. I have just upgraded my laptop to XP Pro, after formating the harddrive, and I still havethe same issue. I still cannot access shared files on the desktop from the laptop. I can, again, access the broadband connection and printers and teh dsktop can access the shared files on the laptop. I have trawled security settings in the services and they are the same on both pc's. Firewall settings are both identical on each pc. Both pc's have windows XP Prp SP2 and use the windows firewall, and antivirus is Etrust EZ Armor minus its firewall. I have tried disabling the windows firewall but again to no avail, can't access the desktop shared files. I am pulling my hair out and any help would be really welcome as I have been through lots of help forums and no luck so far.