Have you created the share? Without having a shared drive, folder or other device, there's nothing to show when browsing the network. What you might try first is to see if you can "ping" one PC from the other. You only need to know it's IP address which you can find from Start/Run and typing "command" (without quotes) in the box. It will bring up a command window where you type "ping <IP address of other PC>" (again, no quotes). An example might be
You should get 4 return lines. If you get a reply showing packets sent/received with none lost, you are connected. If you get a timeout or destination unreachable message, you're not connected. Let's see where you stand in that department first.
I want to share files on 2 PCs: a desktop and a laptop.
I have got a router.
Both PCs are connected to the internet.
Both PCs have the same workgroup name: mshome.
The desktop name is Desktop-PC.
The laptop name is Laptop-PC.
Both PCs have shared folders called: Shared Documents.
The service Server is enabled on both PCs.
When I right click "My Computer">Map Network Drive, I do not see any workgroup and no shared workgroup folder.
How and where do I find the laptop Laptop-PC in the desktop Desktop-PC folders tree in the Explorer?
I tried to search computer Laptop-PC, but found nothing.
What do I miss?