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Home networking

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I have a desktop PC and a laptop. I am trying to network he two but I am havig problems. I have a dsl modem, a wireless router and card for the latop and the desktop is connected through one of the ports on the router. They both get internet connection, however, they do not recognize (or see) eac other on the network. Help me figure this out.
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    kaptandrews

    once both PC are on the same network/workgroup, just map a drive to the root of the other PC.

    Go to 'Tools'
    'Map Network Drive"
    Pick a letter
    Type '\\ComputerName\C$'
    (Note: be sure to click "reconnect at logon" so you will no thave to go through this procedure again).

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    jdclyde

    If the windows or other software firewall is on, you will not get onto the other computer.

    Network neighborhood won't broadcast because it isn't a routable protocol and takes up way too much bandwidth (chatty).

    This sharing also works best if you give your PC a static IP address.

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    kaptandrews

    once both PC are on the same network/workgroup, just map a drive to the root of the other PC.

    Go to 'Tools'
    'Map Network Drive"
    Pick a letter
    Type '\\ComputerName\C$'
    (Note: be sure to click "reconnect at logon" so you will no thave to go through this procedure again).

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    jdclyde

    If the windows or other software firewall is on, you will not get onto the other computer.

    Network neighborhood won't broadcast because it isn't a routable protocol and takes up way too much bandwidth (chatty).

    This sharing also works best if you give your PC a static IP address.