connecting laptop to existing wireless network

  herby32 16:58 31 Dec 2007

Help, I'm going round in circles trying to connect my new laptop, an HP, with the existing home network( desktop & laptop).
New laptop recognises network; connection to internet o.k.,( through BT Homehub), and can connect to printer which is wired to Desktop.Can also "ping" to the desktop and other laptop; but not the other way round.Also "my network places shows nothing as does "show other comp's in workgroup" The network name is correctly entered but says not accessible.but "networks available" enquiry shows connected.
Other computers see new laptop in "workgroup" enquiry but cannot communicate.If enter \\newname and "run" not recognised by existing comp's, but new one accesses them.
Can anybody please help, I have run wizard several times on the 3 comp's.
Thanks in anticipation.

  ambra4 18:03 31 Dec 2007

How to effectively set up file and printer shares

Go to these sites and take a read and follow the instructions

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  herby32 10:41 02 Jan 2008

Thanks for the input, but problem still there.

  ambra4 11:41 02 Jan 2008

If hp using Vista

click here

  ambra4 12:16 02 Jan 2008

If hp using Vista

click here

  herby32 17:05 03 Jan 2008

Thanks for the suggestion but having bought the laptop specifically with XP , I really don't want to change unl;ess it's the only option.

  ambra4 19:11 03 Jan 2008

No did not suggest you change to Vista just checking if OS was Vista or XP

  herby32 12:10 10 Jan 2008

Sorry for the misunderstanding,thanks for the input.

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