However, a week later I try the same thing, and no dice. Here's some basic info to start:
Both computers: XP SP3
Both: same workgroup
Desktop: wired connection
Laptop: wireless connection
Both: excellent internet connectivity
Both: firewall turned off
Both: NWLink NetBIOS and IPX/SPX installed (in addition to the regular stuff)
Desktop: setup to be Master Browser
Laptop: setup to NOT be Master Browser
Both: "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP" selected
Router: Firewall turned OFF
So... I've done my homework. That is what has been accomplished so far, and still I cannot see the laptop from the desktop, nor the desktop from the laptop. I can't ping each other's IP address, I can't ping the computer name, I can't map a network drive, etc...
I am at a total loss as to why this is occuring!! Windows home networking SUCKS!!
Edited by alkusoittow, 07 September 2009 - 07:01 PM.