Pls help me set up a network pc/laptop thanks!

  [email protected] 16:25 20 Mar 2007

I have a PC upstairs which is running XP and has an ethernet connection to a BT broadband router/modem. Downstairs I have a laptop with an internal wireless card which connects wirelessly to the router upstairs and also runs XP. Both have Norton internet security running. I had both on a home network with the printer upstairs shared by both- great! BUT the PC crashed and on return from the workshop it has a new hard drive.
The laptop still has the "old network details" laptop which to be honest I don't quite remember (the name of the network for example). I have also had to change my router from A netgear to a BT one (whilst the pc was in the workshop) although both PC and laptop connect to the internet with no probs.
I remember vaguely having to change a Norton setting to allow the network but would like simple instructions on how to network the two and printer, together again. Many thanks in advance!!

  [email protected] 17:04 20 Mar 2007

They are now connected but not as before. On the laptop I used to go to MY NETWORK PLACES and the PC was shown, now I have to click on Workgroup computers. Also on the PC I did the same as the laptop but now it shows the connection to the laptop under "Internet" rather than Local network is that right or is that a security prob?
It all works but there is more clicking to get to it (if you see what I mean! Thanks

  Strawballs 22:30 20 Mar 2007
  [email protected] 07:40 21 Mar 2007

Thanks, it's all working fine i'm just not sure why they read as "Internet" rather than Local network!

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