home network sharing

  karlr 23:09 06 May 2006
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hi. just got a new pc and a laptop for my lad. i have successfully sorted a wireless network for us using a netgear modem router(main pc "wired"). in order to move the files from the old pc i connected into the netgear modem and have managed to share the files ie. old pc to new and old pc to laptop. the frustrating bit is that i moved some music onto the new pc before letting lofty copy them and now i can't seem to be able to see them on "my network" on the laptop. i'm surre its a setting somewhere but its late and i know if i start messing around i'll bugger it all up. any advice would be great. cheers. karl

  mgmcc 08:13 07 May 2006

- Have you set at least one folder as "shared" in each PC?

- Does each PC see itself and the other two PCs in "My Network Places"?

- Are firewalls properly configured to allow access to the networked computers?

- Are the files you are looking for in a "shared" folder in the PC they are stored in?

  karlr 10:14 07 May 2006

mgmcc.
q2 was the clincher, my firewall was set to recieve but not transmit. many thanks for your help, you've saved me from pulling all my hair out!!

karl

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