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home network

by jh / February 28, 2004 12:01 AM PST

I have just installed a netwotk card on my ibm netvista with ME and the plan is to network it with my laptop running XP
I have installed my network card a Realtek RTL,
my ip adress is and
my subnet mask is
my client is client for Microsoft Networks
and I have enabled File sharing as a service and ticked both boxes in the sub page
Now my logoc is even before i connect the laptop if i browse my network the ibm should be able to see itself
It can't. I then realised in need to let others share my c drive.
This is the problem. My ibm never gives me the option to share. In windows exployer or my computer if I right click the C drive is should give me the option to enable sharing ( but it doesnt) I have checked and rechecked and am at a loss, so can anyone help???????

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