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Connecting two computers over a wireless network

by Computer613 / July 7, 2005 3:46 PM PDT

I have a laptop running Windows 2000, and my work recently gave me a desktop running Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1. I want to be able to connect from my laptop to my desktop to transfer/files back and forth.

Both computers are connected to DSL using wireless internet. Isn't there some way to connect via a local network connection or something? I remember in college that everyone in the dorm was connected that way by the ethernet. Is it possible to replicate that over wireless in my home?

In advance, thank you very much for your help!

PS - I've already tried going through all the Windows help files. I haven't been successful with that, yet.

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Have you tried the network wizard?
by glb613 / July 7, 2005 8:07 PM PDT

That is what I used to connect or network my computers, two are wireless, and it was easy. I'd start with the machine running XP. When asked if you want to make a disk for the other computer, choose yes.

You need the same workgroup name. Chances are, the computer from work will need to be changed. Right click on "my computer" then choose computer name. Select change and change the work group to what ever you want. Make sure the other computer's work group has the same name.

You will also need to share something. I'd start with a folder on each computer.

And finally, configure your firewall to allow the network through.

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