Home Network setup problem

  PC_HelpMe 23:49 09 Jun 2010

Hi folks,

Please bear with me in my explanation of my problem.

1. I have a laptop which runs on Vista and a main computer that runs on Windows XP Home Edition.

2. I attempted to set up a home network via the main computer and was successful in that whilst on my laptop I can access various folders on my main computer - but I can't work out how to allow my main computer to access files on my laptop.

3. What do I need to do to allow my main computer to "find" my laptop? (They obviously recognise each other to some degree as my laptop is used downstairs and uses a wireless connection to the modem upstairs).

I know you'll only be able to give me very limited responses to my question due to the fact I've no idea what I'm talking about really - and therefore am not sure what information I should have provided you with here so as to provide a more informative answer, but anything you can come up with would be very much appreciated. If you need to know any more information, please let me know what. Thanks.

  leavingpastime 07:44 10 Jun 2010

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  onthelimit 08:57 10 Jun 2010

Some advice her on file sharing click here - similar for Vista.

  Technotiger 09:25 10 Jun 2010

Ignore leavingpastime's post ... already reported as a spammer!

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