I am trying to set up a simple home network whereby I can share files between 2 pic.
PC 1 is connected via cable to my 02 router. PC3 (upstairs) is connected to the 02 router wirelessly. I don't have any problem with the internet connection but I've run the basic network setup wixard for XP - which is frustratingly vague on real detail - as was my Google search- all I can see is the PC i'm using in Network places in the wireless PC which isn't much help on it's own.
I want to be able to share using the 02 router as go between (one wired/one wireless) or is that not possible?
I'm afraid tha doesn't help as it assumes we are all already onnected in the same way - Allowing sharing etc doesn't affect the other PC if it can't see it on the network at all. Alos it appears ot be for XP Pro and I'm on XP Home
If the two computers are connected to the router, then they are "networked". It doesn't make any difference whether they are connected by ethernet cable or "wirelessly". There is also no difference between networking XP Pro (with Simple File Sharing enabled) and XP Home.
Make sure that any firewall software is configured to allow access to the networked computers. Then see if you can access the remote computer by typing the path to it directly into the address bar in "My Network Places" using the format: