home network

  sunnystaines 12:20 25 Jul 2009
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got a bit lost here.

desktop vista can access laptop XP all ok.

lapotop sees the desktop in windows explorer network tree but asks for user name and password to access.

would that be my login name and windows password used in setting up windows [pc boots straight into windows as i am only user] or is it password I have to set up first on the desktop for the laptop to then enter.

laptop connects wireless.

  I am Spartacus 12:30 25 Jul 2009

When you map the drive it's your Windows username and login. Don't forget you'll need to set up shares on the drives/folders you want to access.

  sunnystaines 12:47 25 Jul 2009

I have gone into the desktop right clicked the drive opted to share then advanced sharing and ticked share this folder apply & ok.

still no joy.

I am sure this is all I did before but stuck on being asked a user name and password for access

  sunnystaines 12:52 25 Jul 2009

done it had to restart laptop, then the admin password that was used on setting up windows worked.

I am Spartacus, just needed that reminding prompt, thanks .......ss

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