I got a problem connecting 3 pcs together. At the first glance, it's straighforward because all of them can connect internet and see each other as well as share files and folders. In reality, it's not that easy at all because when I turned one or all of them off and turned them back on the following day, they can't share files any more, though they still can connect the internet. PC1 can see other two but I got an error (network path not found) when I clicked on shared folders. PC2 and PC3 only see themselves and also end up with the same error (network path not found). They can't ping each other.
I really don't know what went wrong. Weird! (sharing files and folders is still enabled in Window firewall).
OK, here is the network (3 pcs) that I'm talking about and what I did:
- Wireless Modem Router Linksys
- PC1 (desktop): winXP-SP3, wired connecting to the modem
- PC2 (desktop):winXP-SP3, using wireless
- PC3 (laptop):winXP-SP3, using wireless
What I did:
From My Network Places on PC1, click on Set up a home or small office network, following the screens until Select a connection method when I selected this computer connect to the internet through a residential gateway, blah, blah, blah..., workgroup name is keped unchanged (ie. MSHOME), sharing files is turned on. PC1 was restarted.
Likewise, I did the same for PC2 and PC3
Please tell me what went wrong.
Thanks very much,