Hi, I have set up a workgroup between my windows 7 desktop and my windows XP laptop for sharing files. When both machines are hardwired to the router the workgroup works great and I can share files between them without issue. However, as soon as I unplug my laptop from the router and instead use my wireless card to connect I lose the ability to share files. I have tried turning off all firewalls without success. I would appreciate any advice to resolve this. Thanks.
Wireless sharing between win7 and xp(7 posts)
The wireless card.. can't connect to a different OS, or any upgraded version.
-it only connects to it's own OS species (:
-the only purpose that serves now, is to connect to the internet.
Can you ping the XP machine from the Win7 PC when wireless?
If so, try Windows key + R, Type \\'Name or IP address of the Win7', Hit enter. Do you get an error there?
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