Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:49 PM
are your computers able to " ping" each other?
(start>run>type in "cmd", hit enter, in new window, type "ping 192.168.1.1") the ip address 192.168.1.1 is ad-lib, you should replace it with a valid ip that you are trying to see if you can make connection with. it should return as "reply" or "timed out". reply means you have sucessfully pinged a computer, and can logically make a connection.
do you have any firewalls on?norton internet security, zonealarm etc.
can you explore your network with windows explorer? right click on start>explore>on the toolbar up top, right click, make sure lock the toolbars is not selected>right click on the toolbar again>select address bar>in the address bar now showing, type in ex>"\\192.168.1.100" then hit enter. note:do not include the quotation marks, and relace the ad-lib ip address with a valid one on your LAN. this should give you access to the computer you have selected.
let us know how you made out