File and Printer sharing setup

  Widdy1961 15:34 16 Feb 08
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Hi

I have a Netgear DG834 wireless modem/router and to this is connected my desktop pc via ethernet cable which is running XP, I also have a laptop which connects via wireless,runnin Vista but I cannot get my 'wired' pc to show up on the laptop for file sharing although connection to the internet is fine.

I have checked that I have the desktop pc settings set for file and printer sharing, which I have but when I bring up the 'network map' on the laptop, it shows the laptop, the router and the internet.

If I disconnect the ethernet cable from the pc and use a USB wireless adapter then the desktop pc becomes visible.

Any ideas would be gratefully received

Cheers
Widdy

  howard64 19:06 18 Feb 08

all pcs seem to need the guest account switched on. All pcs need to be on the same workgroup. I have read that vista defaults to workgroup whereas xp is mshome.

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