Re: Having trouble with file and print sharing
Hi, thanks for the reply. I checked the ip address on each one and subnet. Both PCs are running on the same subnet mask (255.255.255.0). The IP address on each PC is well within each other's range and subnet. When I tried pinging each other, both timed out.
I tried the UNC before and with no luck. My router type is a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. Both computers (laptop, desktop) are running Windows XP. Laptop is running SP2 while the other PC is running SP1. I don't think that is significant enough for a solution. The desktop is wired with CAT 5e cable plugged into Port 1, while the laptop is of course running on built in BroadCom WLAN controller. I'm using the nvidia nforce networking controller for my desktop.
The default Gateway has been setup correctly for me to get out to the Net. I tried every convention of getting file and print sharing working in Windows except for crossover cables, but I don't want to do it that way.
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