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Postby -Neil- » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:48 pm

Computer buffs i need ur help, i have wireless laptop n PC connected to router via cable. i want to connect laptop to PC for printing n file sharinng. i can see the laptop on the PC but cant see the PC from the laptop, if i type in the IP addy of the PC into the laptop i can access the shared folder, but i cant see the... PC in the shared folder on the laptop. please HELP!!!
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Postby Mark. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:30 pm

you will need to set up file sharing on both computers and make sure they can communicate between each other, try this:

http://www.sharpened.net/helpcenter/answer.php?92
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Postby -Neil- » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:54 pm

thanks but done all that, im stuck!
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Postby Mark. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:01 pm

do both computers have ip addresses assigned to them?
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Postby Mark. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:03 pm

have you also tried disabling and enabling the connections, they sometimes just need to be jump started..
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Postby IainJ » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:04 pm

what version of windows ???

or are you on windows ??
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Postby Mark. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:18 pm

Im just taking it for granted that you are on a pc as macs configure automatically ;)


try going through this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/usin ... menet.mspx
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Postby IainJ » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:43 pm

if you have set a certain folder to share have you tried checking if its on the network list

windows xp e.g.:-

start / my network places / view workgroup computers (on the left)

or tried creating a shortcut to it

right click
select create shortcut
then either browse across the network or try typing in the accress to the other pc

\\pcname\shared folder or drive name
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Postby -Neil- » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:22 pm

i can create shortcuts on my desk top using the other computers IP address and the folder i want to point to.

I can access the latop from the PC fine, and i can see the PC from the latop on the workgroup computers but when i click on it i get the error saying i cant access it. but i can view shared folders if i use the IP and the folder name, ie \\192.168.1.11\C\photos

any ideas anyone?
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Postby Mark. » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:26 pm

right click on the actual folder and enter it's properties, allow for sharing on the folder.
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Postby -Neil- » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:08 pm

Orsan Kart wrote:right click on the actual folder and enter it's properties, allow for sharing on the folder.


errr that doesnt actually help the fact i that i cant view the PC from the Laptop on the workgroup computer folder. of course i have to share the folder in the propperties otherwise when i type in the IP then the folder name i wouldnt be able to access it.
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Postby hairyfrog » Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:04 pm

Do you have any anti virus type software installed that includes a firewall? Sometimes these can prevent one PC seeing another so try disabling it on the desktop. If that fixes it you need to setup an exclusion in the firewall and re-enable. Also check your router settings to make sure you haven't blocked access in there as some routers have built in firewalls or addressing rulesets.

Mac's auto configure eh - sounds like a security hole to me ;)
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