laptop not networking

By acejefrey
Mar 15, 2007
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  1. How come it did it before and not now. My Laptop when wired to the router will not show the other PCs connected to the router. When opening My Network Places, the folder is empty..???
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 357

    do you have the proper NIC drivers installed?
  3. acejefrey

    acejefrey Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    that I don't know. thanks for the response, gamejunkie
  4. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 357

    no problem, let me know
  5. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,623

    also u need to have some of u're programs, folders, files shared.
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,342   +297

    first be sure sysA can ping sysB and conversely.
    then make sure all systems have the same WORKGROUP name
    cp->system->Coumputer Name
    next, enable Simple File Sharing and allow your firewall to pass FS traffic
    (ports 137,139,445)

    at this point you should see SYSTEMS under View Workgroup Computers

    if you have already shared some folders, then they will show up under
    My Network Places->Entire Net->MS Windows Net->WorkgroupName->systemName->sharename
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