Settup of a network 101 is driving me crazy so 500 points to someone that can walk me through it
Posted on 2006-05-06
I am very technical but not a network guy. So, I am coming here so that once and for all I can access files on other systems. This is driving me nutz. Sometime I can get to the files on another system and sometime I cannot.
So, I am going to go back to the base level with only 2 computers:
Using ZeroKnowledge Freedom Firewall on both systems.
Using a Linksys wrt54g wireless router
xpsdesktop 10/100 to a linksys wrt54g router. windows xp pro
On this system the download dirctory and mydocuments directory were set to share and others (on the network) can edit
xpsnotebook is a windows xp pro centrino builtin wireless (and connection shows excellent), but I can not windows explore the xpsdesktop download files directory or the xpsdesktop mydocuments directory. However, I can access the internet (through the router) just fine
When trying to click on netowork places from the xpsnotebook i dont get mshome. I only get workgroup
I can get more specific if necessay (and will) but if a network guru is out there, possibly you can answer (what I think should be easy fixes for dummies like me) the question faster than I can type. But this is going to be a 500 pointer because I am tired of messing around with it;.