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Check if file and print sharing....
are excepted on the Exceptions tab of Windows Firewall of the unseen PC.
check your workgroup name again..
'I have the workgroup name of my desktop same as that of the wireless ESSID name.'
... your workgroup name is supposed to be the same name with your laptop workgroup name .. not with your ESSID(?)
Although you might give your ESSID name identical to your workgroup name.
Re: check your workgroup name again..
The laptops are laptops from my work so they are part of the company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop's workgroup.
I tried conencting one of my laptops through wired connection and tried to ping to it through the other laptop which is connected through wireless and i am able to connect to either of them without anyproblem. Both the laptops were in different domains but still they were able to conenct to each other.
I have file and printer sharing enabled on my desktop. I dont have any antivirus software on my machine. Can this problem be because of some virus attack or something.
"fthe company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop
"the company's domains. I can not change them to my desktop's workgroup."
Then it will never work proper.
It's not an attack, just a bad setup.
The claim was they couldn't change it.
While netswitcher is nice, if they can't change it now (no admin access I bet) then netswitcher won't work.
change desktop domain name.
Change your desktop domain name to match with your work laptop.
Re :change desktop domain name
The two laptops i have are on different domains. One is my husbands work laptop which has his company's domain and i have mine which has my company's domain name. But they are able to connect to each other and i am able to access all the shared folders on my husband's laptop. I tried renaming the workgroup of the desktop to one of the laptop's domain names but with no success.
The net switcher that you suggested looks more suitable for wireless networks than for desktop PCs. Correct me if i am wrong.
Please let me know if anyone needs more info to solve my problem.
(NT) NETSWITCHER is for LAN, Dialup, Wifi, etc.