Need help setting up home network

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  1. Lateralus

    Lateralus New Member

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    I'm trying to setup a network between my girlfriends computer and mine. We are both connected to the internet via a router. I tried using the network setup wizard through Windows and it seemed to work fine but I'm not able to access files on her computer or vice versa. I'm probably missing something stupid since this is the first time I've tried this, thanks in advance.
     
  2. peterthesmart

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    Do you have firewalls? They may be preventing you from connecting.
     
  3. mdaniel

    mdaniel S is for Shiksa

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    Can you access a share by typing it in the address bar in Explorer? Say you have a computer named "lateralus" and you share a folder and call it "music". Go to the other computer and enter \\lateralus\music in the address bar. A lot of times that will work even if you can't browse for shares in Network Places.
     
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    Actually I just found out the problem. I was looking in the wrong area, I didn't have the my network places icon enabled in my start menu, so now that I do I can browse both computers. Thanks all.
     
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    Just go to Tools->Map Network Drive and make them drive letters, makes it much easier.
     
  6. Astaroth

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    Too true.

    Mapping is the simplest way to access what you want over a network like that.
     

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