I have a desktop and laptop both with XP Home, accessing internet via a Router. UNtil recently both were also able to network fully. Now, only the desktop is visible in "my network places". The laptop does not appear in "my network places" either on the desktop or laptop. Both can ping each other. From the laptop, I can share the desktop's printer, view files and tranfer files from laptop to desktop. I cannot move files from desktop to Laptop, or view. I have re-run the network wizard, have tried chagning the name of the laptop, and changed the name of the workgroup on both computers with no effect. what should I do next? Thanks, Robin
Many thanks. Thanks to your thrid suggestion Laptop can now see itself in My Network Places. but Desktop still cannot see it. I tried searching from Desktop but it could not find Laptop, not its IP address.
File and Printer Sharing are enabled in the Firewall, but I cannot find a simlar option in the Wireless adaptor's properties. I suspect there is a awitch somewhere!
<<< File and Printer Sharing are enabled in the Firewall, but I cannot find a simlar option in the Wireless adaptor's properties >>>
Sorry, I should probably have said the "Wireless Network Connection's" Properties.
In the Network Connections folder, right click the Wireless Network Connection, select Properties and check that the box for "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" is ticked. It almost certainly is, but worth double checking.
The desktop still being unable to find the laptop, even when using Search, would tend to suggest there is still a firewall running in the laptop which is blocking access.