Cannot ping PC from laptop
Posted on 2006-11-25
Here's my situation -
I have a Linksys WRT54GL wireless router that my PC is connected to via ethernet cable. I have a laptop that connects to the router via wireless. I am able to ping from PC to laptop, but not laptop to PC. I tried both wired and wireless connections in pinging the PC and still nothing. I also tried my laptop from work and nothing still.
The thing is, I am trying to setup a network at home so that I can transfer files from laptop to PC and also share the printer that is connected to the PC. I have a feeling this pinging situation is at the root of my problems with setting up the workgroup. When I setup the workgroup initially, I can see the laptop in the My Network Places and I am able to share documents and printers on the laptop only. Sometimes I can see the PC in Network Places and other times I can't. When I can and try to connect, I get error message "\\workgroup\pc is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this resource...". The last time I had this working to where I was able to connect from laptop to PC, I was using XP home edition and both the PC and laptop were wireless.
Any suggestions are more than welcomed.
Thanks in advance.