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Trouble With Starting New Network


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#1 yukmouf

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 09:18 PM

I am new to networking, so with the little experience I have, I am still learning as i go. I am trying to access a shared folder on my desktop from the laptop.
The desktop is shown in my network connections but when i try to explore the desktop, i get an error. Basically tells me that the dns name unknown/check the spelling. Just not sure where to find that info at. Any suggestions?

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#2 The G Bomb

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:56 AM

Things to look for would be that the shared folders have permissions to allow browsing of the files, that firewalls allow network browsing, file and print sharing has been enabled, and maybe consider not using simple file sharing.

You may not have seen the other post regarding starting out on a network, but the resources recommended by dbough would be a great place to start finding out info:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/169273/need-assistance-in-setting-up-a-network/




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