2 machines running XP. I bought a ADSL router so that the machines could share internet access, but couldn't get the things to work so plumped for simply linking the 2 machines together via network cards. Internet sharing is fine, but I am having real problems setting up the machines so that they allow file swapping and use of eachothers printers. Can anyone offer any pointers? The Wizard doesn't seem to help.
I've got 3 cards, and the internet sharing side of things is working fine (except for some reason Norton is now acting up a bit saying it cannot read subscription data, but that's a different issue). What I now need to do is file and printer share.
Don't ask me why the router didn't work! I'm not best pleased at wasting the cash, but as it'll only ever be a 2 PC network, this can be a compromise.
Feel free to treat me as a beginner! I've hooked up 2 PCs once before, but that was Win 98.