how to file share on home network

  smiffo 22:32 07 Feb 2006

i have a netgear db834gt wireless router and wg111t wireless usb a dell dimension desktop and packard bell laptop both on xp sp2 i have the router wired in to the desktop via the network card in the dell desktop i setup the router and usb and desktop and laptop share an internet connection fine i wanted to know have to share work and the printer i have made them all shared but cant access either the laptop from desktop or the other way desktop from laptop can anyone help please

  keewaa 23:43 07 Feb 2006

Xp home or pro?

Have you :
Disabled all software firewalls, run the network setup wizard on both machines, each PC has unique name, each PC has same workgroup, Is netbios enabled on each PC, at a command prompt on each machine type
Net user guest
Do you see a line account active = yes ?
if = no on either then type
Net user guest /active:yes
Each PC must have something actually shared

  smiffo 18:57 08 Feb 2006

its xp home yes it does say line active i have both Hdd and the printer shared

  Qdiddy 21:42 08 Feb 2006


I'm having exactly the same problems but can connect to the internet with no problems on both machines. Found this click here which helped for a bit (includes NetBios enabling as suggested by Keewaa), but the problem returned. It's worth a try to see if it solves the problem for you. In the meantime, I'll wait here with you for further help from Keewaa or anyone else.

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