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Home office network problem

by bgill36 / August 1, 2009 10:49 AM PDT

Hi,

My labtop running Windows XP is connected directly to the desktop running Windows Vista Home using a cable. In each case the home office network was set up using its own version of Network Setup Wizard. Each of them uses the same Workgroup name, "MSHOME". Also,the systems are configured to share files. Whereas, the desktop is able to access the labtop, the opposite way is not possible. Any help is much appreciated.

TIA,
bgill36

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The fix.
by Coryphaeus / August 3, 2009 12:39 PM PDT

Get a router. Turn on file and printer sharing on both machines.

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The fix
by bgill36 / August 6, 2009 12:21 PM PDT
In reply to: The fix.

Already done.

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Use a hub or switch
by bobwhiteok / August 20, 2009 3:33 AM PDT
In reply to: The fix

If you connect directly between 2 PCs you need a cross over cable which reverses the pin outs. You probably are using a regular straight through cable designed to connect via a hub or switch.

Bob

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