Im a complete newbie and am trying to set up a wireless home network and need some help.
I have my cable modem plugged into a Linksys broadband router. From the router to computer A via ethernet. Computer A also has a linksys wireless pci adapter, which accesses the internet. Computer B has a linksys pci adapter and a disabled integrated ethernet card. Both PC's are sharing the internet with no problems.
Here's my issue...
Computer A (Win XP Meida Ed) is the host (or supposed to be), computer B (Win XP Pro) is the client. Computer A can't see (My Network Places & Workgroup) computer B or share files. But computer B can see computer A and share files and the printer connected to A.
I've tried using the network config wizard several times as well as the home network setup wizard. Each time enabling file sharing. I've added the IP range to the firewalls on both PC's, both PC's use the same admin user name and password.
I know computer A's IP address, but when I run IPCONFIG on computer B the window opens and closes too quickly to read. I did have 2 successful pings using the first 5 addy's in the IP range.
1. Do I have the hardware set correctly?
2. Any ideas on how to get A to see B and share B's files?