Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:18 PM
I'm sure this is a very common issue judging by how many sites I've tried to read through, but I just cannot get my two computers to talk to one another and I'm hoping someone could talk me through with some specific advice.
I have two computers, one is a Packard Bell desktop running Windows XP SP3, the other is a Dell Studio 17 running Windows Vista Home Premium SP1. I'd like to be able to leave the desktop switched on in the office and access the files on it from the laptop downstairs.
Both connect to the internet with a wireless connection, I have a Thompson Gateway TG585 v7 that they connect through. The desktop uses the Edimax Wireless Utility that came with the PCI card adaptor, the laptop is using Dell's in-built wireless utility. They are both on static IPs and have the same workgroup name.
If I go to "my network places" on the desktop and click "view workgroup computers", I seem to be able to see the laptop but if I double click it, it tells me I have don't have permission to access it. I cannot see the desktop from the laptop at the moment.
I'm completely at a loss with this now so any help would be useful. I apologise now if I've missed out any important information from this post.