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By Hutchy80 ·
I have a 3Com Office Connect Wireless 11g Router which is connected via phone line and Intel(R) PRO/1000 GT card in my PC and a 3Com Office Connect Wireless 11g PMCIA card in my Laptop (I am running Windows-XP Pro on both). My problem is that I can connect to the internet from both my PC & Laptop via the Router but I can't seem to get the two computers to allow access to each other (PC to PC network via. the wirless connection). I can see each PC on either computer from the workgroup I setup but niether will allow me access to the shared folders.
Using the Wireless Network Wizard in XP it asks me to insert a USB Flash Drive into the Wireless Access point then back into the same PC, do I therefore need this additional wireless access device, as my 3Com router does not have any USB ports. The bottom line is; I want to interrogate both PC's from either PC not just have internet access with them. Can someone please help, I seem to have got in a knot between Wireless Internet access and Wireless Home Networking.
Thanks in advance
Best regards,
Bob.

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by thecompgal In reply to Wireless Network PC to La ...

Did you turn off your firewall??
Have you shared folders\files?
Are you going to your local network to find the other PC?

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by Hutchy80 In reply to

Hi, Sorry for the delay responding to your solutions but I have been away. Anyway many thanks for your attempt to solve my problem for me, unfortunately it didn't help. In the end I solved the problem myself - It turned out to be that I had no password set on either PC. Apparently you have to have passwordson a personal profile and not use 'Administrator' access for the network link. I also removed 'Administrator from the permissions list. Allowing my personal account to be a member of the 'Administrator Group' and setting password access to this User Account solved the problem.
Thanks again anyway for your interest.
Best regards,
Bob.

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