Wireless Networking Problem

By Tango415
Jun 24, 2005
  1. Hello all,
    Here's my problem: I have a desktop w/ XP and a notebook also w/ XP (and wireless card). also have a linksys router. While getting the network setup I have run into the following problems:

    I CAN:
    access the internet with either machine.
    ping localhost
    ping the router

    ping the IP address of either computer
    see the other computer in my network places

    I've run out of ideas and I'm about to find out what a 35 inch mud tire and some rocks will do to a notebook!! Thanks in advance!
  2. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    Perhaps you have your windows firewall on, or some other firewall. You'll have to enable ICMP echo request to be able to ping each other if you do. You'll also have to create an exception for File and Printer Sharing to see any shares.
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