Posted 18 April 2007 - 02:16 PM
Now, they SHOULD be, as I set them up the same when I used the wizard to create the network. This is why you should have a professional set up your network, right? When I try to even view my Home network on my PC, I get a message that I don't have access to this workgroup & I should contact my network's administrator to get access to the network. (That would be me, but I'm, of course, clueless!!) If you get on either of the other PCs, you can view the network, see the other boy's computer & even the printer that is hooked up to my PC, but NOT mine!! I haven't tried to locate my PC while on one of theirs in a while, so I can't remember exactly what happened when I tried, but I remember it didn't work. I had suspected that somehow I made one of theirs the PC 'in charge', but it didn't seem to be that way. I will get on one of the others & try again, just to refresh my memory--as this could still be the problem, I guess!
As you can see, This is why I need help!!
One thing I should add, maybe it's important, maybe not--I did the wizard thing on my PC, but when it said to make a disk to take to the other 2, I had to use a thumb drive instead, as my new PC didn't come with a Floppy Drive. (This wouldn't have anything to do with it??)
This is what I did--I ran the wizard, doing what it said, then I made the set-up file, put it on the Thumb drive & then used it on the other 2 PCs. I did not think I had to use that set-up file on mine also, as I set it up on that one. I later removed all the network info, ran the wizard over again & did try to use the set-up file on mine also, but it didn't change anything. I actually did that several times, trying to get it right, but always with the same results.
Hopefully all that makes sense!! That wizard really seemed very straightforward, so I just can't figure out what went wrong.