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I can set up intense WC project, a tons of other crazy stuff, but never a wireless network where i can share files from one computer to the other.

I really don't know why. Anyone got any suggestion?

All i want to do is to have my desktop sharing files with my laptop and its like hell trying to configure it.

I have a Linksys wireless router 54G and using PCI adapter for my desktop. My laptop has a built in wireless card
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hah, I'm the vice-versa of that.

Just make sure all PCs are in the same workgroup and you have your folders set to share.
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hah, I'm the vice-versa of that.

Just make sure all PCs are in the same workgroup and you have your folders set to share.
I did and still nothing
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are you running Vista or XP?
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Start Menu --> My Network Places --> Click on 'Setup a Home or small office network'.

Run through the wizard on each networked PC.

You'll have to restart if I remember right. Then just go into My Network Palces again, click 'Add Network Place', and browse for your systems. That should do the trick.
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post #7 of 8
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tried that, it doesn't detect the other computer.

The desktop only detect the desktop shared folder.
The laptop only detect the laptop shared folder.
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post #8 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElMikeTheMike View Post
Start Menu --> My Network Places --> Click on 'Setup a Home or small office network'.

Run through the wizard on each networked PC.

You'll have to restart if I remember right. Then just go into My Network Palces again, click 'Add Network Place', and browse for your systems. That should do the trick.
to add to the above, when you run the wireless network setup wizard, you will be able to create a setup file on a USB drive. Once you have both computers under the same workgroup name you can run the executable file on your USB drive on the other pc. Also make sure to enable sharing by right clicking on the C drive and selecting sharing and security.
Good Luck.
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