Network File Sharing & Network Devices

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I have set up a wired network with 2 XP machinese. One is
a Laptop, the other a desktop.

I have access to the Web through each.

Both units are on the same workgroup and I can see their
IP address' through the base station. They both have file
sharing enabled.

On the desktop, I can see the laptop in the Broadband
Networking Utility Device List. I can also go into
Windows Explorer and see the laptop. I cannot get to any
files from the desktop that are stored on the Laptop.

I cannot see the desktop from the laptop. The utility
shows "no devices found on the network.

The laptop was part of a office domain. I removed that
and assigned it to the workgroup.

Any help is appreciated.

Happy '05 to you.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    I had forgotten to turn off the firewall on the desktop.
    It appears to be working now.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I have set up a wired network with 2 XP machinese. One
    is
    >a Laptop, the other a desktop.
    >
    >I have access to the Web through each.
    >
    >Both units are on the same workgroup and I can see their
    >IP address' through the base station. They both have
    file
    >sharing enabled.
    >
    >On the desktop, I can see the laptop in the Broadband
    >Networking Utility Device List. I can also go into
    >Windows Explorer and see the laptop. I cannot get to any
    >files from the desktop that are stored on the Laptop.
    >
    >I cannot see the desktop from the laptop. The utility
    >shows "no devices found on the network.
    >
    >The laptop was part of a office domain. I removed that
    >and assigned it to the workgroup.
    >
    >Any help is appreciated.
    >
    >Happy '05 to you.
    >.
    >
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