I am attempting to set up a simple network between by desktop (win XP) and my laptop (Win2000). So far I have taken the following steps:
1. installed a Belkin wireless card on my laptop. 2. installed a Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router to my cable modem and desktop PC. 3. set up identical usernames and passwords on each system. 4. Set 1 folder on laptop to allow sharing.
Internet connection is working fine (on both machines) so I am assuming physical connections are correct.
However, I can not see me desktop computer from my laptop. I can see my laptop from my desktop but I am denied access to it.
I would really appreciate any advice if anyone could help.
I can no find a network setup wizard on my laptop and I do not have the original windows disk. I tried it on my desktop with XP using a flash drive to transfer the setup data but still no joy. Is there anywhere I can check the settings?
Zone Alarms on my Laptop was not configured to allow individual IP adresses. After entering the IP address of my Desktop and Router the network was fine. The McAfee firewall allows all LAN IP addresses from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.1.254.
Thanks for you help Leadind MNMs and mgmcc.
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