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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to set up a home network [Question, not Guide] Forum SolvedProblems setting up home network Forum Solvedsetting up wireless network at home Forum SolvedSetting up Home Network Forum SolvedGuidance on setting up a personal home network. Forum Need help setting up home network with multiple routers Forum Setting up home wifi network with range extender - problems Forum Need Specific Guidance on Setting Up My Home Wired & Wireless Network Forum Setting up Home network with Zyxel PK5001z and PFSense box Forum SolvedSetting up a Home Network Forum Guide to setting up a small office network (~10 users)... Forum SolvedLooking for advice on wireless network set up at home Forum I need guide for setting up a small(2 PCs) network Forum SolvedHow to set up three different wifi systems from a single cable modem: 1 primary home network and 2 additional guest networks. Forum Problem with setting up limited password access to network storage on home network (Windows) Forum SolvedIf I set up a wireless on my home network and then turn off the main router, will the wireless router still work? Forum Setting up Home Network with NAS Forum Setting up a large home network Forum Setting Up Home / Small Business Network Using Server 2008 R2 Forum SolvedHow would I set up my home network with a modem, router (that lacks Gigabit ethernet), and an 8-port switch? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Networking categories Routers Gateways VPN LAN WAN Firewalls Cisco Netgear !