the computers can see one another!
on the windows 7 machine,
under the network sharing center, if i click on the icon at the top of the screen that says "multiple networks" i can see the windows xp computer, click on it and view and read/write all the shared files! my only concern with the windows 7 machine is why do i have to click on "multiple networks", why cant i see the network i created on the windows xp machine called "sharebear"?
on the windows xp machine,
if i click "add a network place" i can see the sharebear network, with only the xp machine on it, and there's another option called "workgroup", and if i click on that i can see the windows 7 machine, but the "ok" option is greyed out
so ive made some progress but im still not where i want to be, i hope this bit of info helps u help me
ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers
one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64
ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network
this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button
everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents
i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen
what am i doing wrong?