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Wireless sharing between win7 and xp

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  • Started 1 year ago by infinity777
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infinity777
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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.

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
Posts: 91

The wireless card isn't compatible with the new windows OS

in conclusion:
-try upgrading your wireless card

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infinity777
Posts: 3

What do you mean? The wireless card works fine to allow the laptop to connect to the internet, shouldn't it also allow me to ping my windows 7 machine?

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XxChungxX
XxChungxX
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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.

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GuiltySpark
GuiltySpark
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Did you try these methods : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto.....-7-and-xp/

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infinity777
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Yes, I have used that guide. Is there a way that I can determine if my wireless card is compatible with win7 or not?

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CompWiz
CompWiz
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infinity777,

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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