File sharing on two laptops.

November 14, 2007 at 21:56:41
Specs: WinXp media, 2.00 GHz, 2.00 GB RAM
Hi this is driving nuts, First I have at&t express card for axes to Internet then I have crossover cat-5 cable connecting the two laptops I have Internet axes from the second laptop and I have setup file sharing on laptop 1 and 2 the laptop names are setup and so is the work-group BUT I don't see the shared files in other laptop I have read and read and read and can't get it working. please what I'm doing wrong?

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#1
November 15, 2007 at 06:19:55
Open file explorer, then type \\<other-labtop-IP> and hit Enter to try access other labtop directly, see whether it works.

If not, recheck the file sharing setting again.

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#2
November 15, 2007 at 08:29:33
File explorer?

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#3
November 15, 2007 at 12:27:33
Explorer. Same difference :-)

Type what was suggested in the address line and hit the go arrow to engage.

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#4
November 15, 2007 at 16:37:50
I did and >Windows cannot find '\\other-laptop-IP'.
File sharing setting? do I have to have the same file shared in both laptops?

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#5
November 16, 2007 at 07:30:36
\\other-laptop-IP

That "other-laptop-IP" means the IP address of other laptop that you need to access. You can type following command on other labtop's command prompt to find the IP.

ipconfig /all


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#6
November 16, 2007 at 10:55:07
I do have the IP and do I have to do 192.168.0.1 on the host and 192.168.0.2 on the other? because right now it shows 192.168.0.82 on the other, Note: when I try to change to "Use the fallowing IP address" on the other laptop to "192.168.0.2" then I loose my network connection that I have setup to the at&t express air card on the host laptop.
Note: the network connection is done with crossover cat-5 cable.

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#7
November 19, 2007 at 13:14:16
Odds are its the windows firewall blocking your file share access. Disable it as test. If all works, re-able it and configure it to trust the other pc.

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