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By mrwillybil ·
I have tried many time to set up my home network between the desktop and laptop. I got the desktop to share files with the laptop, but for some reason, the laptop will not share with the desktop. I've checked every setting but still can not get them to work with each other. Am I missing something here?

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by microsoft In reply to Home Network

The simple answer: maybe. What exactly have you tried? What is your configuration? Are the systems running XP or are the OS'es diferent?

Have you got the firewall enabled on the Laptop; disable it for testing connectivity? Make sure both systems are in the same workgroup, enable File and Printer sharing in your network properties. Is wireless involved? Also if in the same workgroup, create the same user account on both systems if you want to bypass authentication on the network. Hope this helps.

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by chanmkr In reply to Home Network

check for user account for laptop & desktop as
for login in laptop y have to have same user name
in desktop also
if y r shared some files in laptop

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by mrwillybil In reply to Home Network

Problem solved here, turned out my firewall blocked it. While I had set the desktop up to the laptop, inadvertantly, not the laptop. Once done, now I have a complete network. Thanks for the help!

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