|Okay, here's the background to all of this. I'm trying to create a wireless p2p network in my house so that I can share files and my printer from my desktop computer, which is hardwired to a router, and my laptop, which is wireless. I've tried everything I know, to no avail, and google and a search of this forum didn't turn up anything relevant to my situation.|
The main computer, my desktop, is running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. The laptop is running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1. Right now I can connect to the internet fine on both of them. They both connect to a wireless G router, although the desktop is connected through an Ethernet cable.
As of now, both computers have unique names and are both part of the same workgroup. The router's DNS can resolve each host name from the IP address and vice versa but I can't ping either computer from the other. A tracert won't even make the first hop to the default gateway.
At this point I'm rather confused. I've only ever set up wired p2p networks before so this is a bit of a step into new territory. Anybody have any ideas? If you need more information ask and you shall receive.