I have a router fromm talktalk a desktop computer and laptop both computers connect to the internet via the router but I am unable to share files etc between these 2 computers I am a silver surfer so am no technical bright spark - any ideas how to solve this problem?
Make sure that the network workgroup is set to WORKGROUP or MSHOME. You will need to do this on all the computers. Make sure each one is the same name. Then go into My Network in XP or Network in Win 7 or Win Vista and select the Network name.
I have checked this out and both computers have the same name ie WORKGROUP but still do not seeeach other but I have noticed that when I open the network centre and ask for map of the network if the computers are switched on they are shown but I still cannot share files any ideas what is it that I am doing wrong???
I have just got a new pc and laptop both running windows 7 and had similar problems as it's different to Xp. Have you selected the files you want to share on each computer? Click on 'start' and then 'help and support' type in something like "sharing files on network" into the help and support box and follow the instructions from there. There's even a video it directs you to on the MS website. Honest it's not difficult at all.......windows 7 does all the work!