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I have a desktop that is XP Pro and a laptop that is XP home..I have wireless to my laptop via linksys router on a secure WAP connection.

How can I network these two together to be able to access docs on my desktop and itunes ect...

any step by step instructions would be appreciated.

thanks
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by:MrMintanet
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http://www.cnet.com.au/share-files-and-printers-across-your-network-240055565.htm

Best guide I have ever seen regarding file/printer sharing over a home network.  Please let me know if this helps.
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I did the directions  and created a workgroup called JM and then use the MeMKey and ran it on laptop and did the exact same thing except said no need for key -
both systems show workgroup JM each have a different name but I can not map to each other
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Have you disabled Windows Firewall on each computer?

Are you running some sort of Anti-Virus program like Norton Internet Security?  These virtual firewalls will block communications until you add the computers to the safe-zones.

Disable firewalls and see if that works.

Have you selected specific folders to share?  Right click the folders.  Click sharing.  Then enable sharing for whatever folder you wish to share with other users on your network.
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ok I am not sure what the heck happened but I can share itunes and that will work! thanks SO MUCH
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No problem.  FYI - iTunes uses a protocol called Bonjour.  Check it out.  It's pretty cool stuff.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bonjour_(software)
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