Microsoft Home Office Network Set Up Wizard???
Posted on 2006-05-11
Here's my situation.
My host computer is a Dell Desktop with WINXP PRO. Connected to it is a Belkin Wireless cable modem for Internet.
My "Client" is a Dell Laptop with WINXP PRO. The wireless card talks just fine with the belkin modem so Internet surfing is fine.
I now want to set up a home network so I can share files and printers with my Host. So, Like all good Microsoft Junkies, I ran the stupid wizard........NADA!!!
My laptop cannot see the workgroup ("MSHOME"). I've tried changing the workgroup name, the computer name, everything. My laptop can "ping" the host but the host can't ping the laptop.
From the host, I can see the laptop name ("ran the wizard on the laptop too). But I cannot connect to it. Simple file sharing is off on both systems. Both systems use Norton for spyware and internet security. Both systems have SP2 for WinXP.
What am I doing wrong (besides following directions from microsoft)?
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.