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9th May 2005

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#1 14 years ago

The eternal noob is back, with yet another problem. My mate just recently got a laptop, and we wanted to connecting it to my Home network. But for some reason no matter how many times I try to connect it, the other computer just won't recognise it. Any theories?



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19th October 2006

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#2 14 years ago

Well there are lots of possible causes but we will need more info to really be of some help. What OS are you running? Which are you trying to connect to the network with, Via cable or Wireless?? What Router are you using? Are you setting a new connection up on both systems? Do you have the firewalls down on the systems and network??? I did ask you alot of questions here but we will need this info to give you the best help, We could just shoot with our eyes closed and guess but this why its easier,quicker, and better for you. If you dont know on some of them just write back and I will explain how to help find the anwser.


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16th July 2003

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#3 14 years ago

Well first make sure his workgroup name is set to same as yours. If I recall correctly default is "Workgroup"

On Windows XP you can right click on My computer and go to properties and click on tab that says "Network Name"

Look for the line that says "full network name"

Then go to the laptop and open network neighborhood and do search for another computer and enter in the name of your computer on the network and it should find it.

You should also be able to click on the Globe in network neighborhood that says "Entire Network", then click on "Microsoft Windows Network", and you should have a tab named Workgroup or whatever you have network named.

Anything you want to share drag and drop in the shared folder in My Computer is easiest.


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#4 14 years ago

I always found running the network wizard easy enough, just be sure to restart both computers if you use it though, it doesnt prompt you too but it seems to work better.


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#5 14 years ago

Have you tryed installing it onto the computer that may be why its not recognising it :)