PC to Laptop via router

March 2, 2009 at 00:51:24
Specs: Windows XP Home, 3.0GHz DualCore & 1G
Okay, I've got a WinXP PC and a Vista laptop. The PC is connected to a wireless router via cable and the laptop uses the wireless modem to connect to the router. I've password protected the router so I don't get unwanted people surfing my internet.

My problem is that I want to be able to point my PC to my laptop or vice versa through the router. I've enabled file sharing on both computers, checked both firewalls, and renamed the workgroup on both computers to the same name hoping they'll join together. However, regardless of my efforts, each computer can only see itself, the router, and the internet.

Does anyone know how to direct the router to couple both computers to each other instead of the internet, or how to direct the computers to seek each other out via the router?

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March 2, 2009 at 01:40:01
Go to start/run cmd and type ipconfig and post the IP address, subnet mask and defaut gateway address here for each PC.

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March 2, 2009 at 13:40:06
PC
IP Address................192.168.1.2
Subnet Mask............255.255.255.0
Default Gateway......192.168.1.1

Laptop
IPv4 Address............192.168.1.3
Subnet Mask............255.255.255.0
Default Gateway......192.168.1.1

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