Idiot's Guide to setting up a home network Tags: Laptops Desktops Networking Last response: April 17, 2009 8:14 AM in Networking Share stephenrmarks April 14, 2009 10:30:48 AM Can someone out there help please? I want to set up a home network comprising my desktop PC and my laptop. The PC runs on Windows XP and the Laptop on Windows Vista Business. I have a BT (Thomson) router. The PC connects wirelessly to this and the Laptop does likewise. What I want to do is to access all my PC files and desktop from the Laptop. Can this be done? Steve More about : idiot guide setting home network sturm April 16, 2009 7:27:35 PM You need to share a drive or folder on each PC and put each one in the same workgroup. Configure the firewalls to trust those computers or the whole network range. From there you goto my network places to access those folders/drives. stephenrmarks April 17, 2009 8:14:51 AM Hi sturm, Thanks for the reply. Can you please tell me step by step how to set up the systems to share the drive/folder? I'm really a novice. Steve Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumDirections wanted on Win XP Setting up a home network ForumIdiot 's guide to the D70 ForumHow to set up a home network [Question, not Guide ] ForumSetting up Home Network with NAS ForumGuide to setting up a small office network (~10 users)... ForumSetting up network ForumIdiot 's Guide to NAS? ForumStep by step for setting up a home /office network ? ForumIdiots guide to set up usb wifi ForumNeed total IDIOT 's Guide to the Command Prompt Please. ForumHow to set up small home network ? ForumNeed Network Information / Set up guide ForumIdiot trying to build a home network ForumIdiot proof hot swap backup system ForumHelp setting up network for 30 users, 1 100mbps connection ForumIdiot needs help with new build. ForumHow to setup a 1GB Gigabyte Network ForumNetwork problem ForumHome network setup problem ForumRotuing ADSL thru network switch. Help! More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !