path not found issue when trying to map drive on home network
Posted on 2008-10-17
Using win xp on both my desktop and laptop computer.
I have them networked together ok, a netgear wireless router is connected to the desktop and cable modem with ethernet cables, laptop is connected through wifi.
The network is working. I have been able to map the desktop's drives onto my laptop, and can transfer files back and forth using the laptop.
However, when I try to map the laptop's drives onto the desktop, the laptop does not show up as a shared drive on the 'map network drive' interface.
I have triple checked and made sure the laptop's drive C is set to file sharing.
I use Synergy, which lets me use the desktop's mouse on both screens, it easily moves from the desktop screen to the laptop screen and back, so I know the connection between the desktop and laptop is working.
I've turned off the firewall to test if that was the problem and that didn't make any difference.
If the network is working (both directions), folders are set to 'sharing', but the path to the laptop is not showing up in the 'map network drive' interface (and if I try to type the path in it says "the network path \\Jasmine\c could not be found", well, what can I get the laptop's drives mapped onto the desktop? What could be going wrong?
Thanks for any help, ideas,