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dmkAlex
09-26-08, 09:10 PM
I have two computers at home using the same wireless router. I named
one of them HerLapTop.

I tried to see HerLapTop in my computer. In address bar of My
Computer, I typed in \\HerLapTop and my computer could not "see" her
returning error.

However, if I typed in the ip address like \\123.123.0.1 I was able to
see the shared folders and printers.

How do I make it so I can see HerLopTop instead of using the ip
address.

John Jones
09-27-08, 04:07 AM
On Fri, 26 Sep 2008 19:10:28 -0700 (PDT), dmkAlex <dmkfoto@gmail.com>
wrote:

>I have two computers at home using the same wireless router. I named
>one of them HerLapTop.

What operating system is each PC using?

dmkAlex
09-27-08, 06:00 PM
Both are in XP, one professional media, and the other Home.
The one I want to see is prof.


> What operating system is each PC using?

John Jones
09-28-08, 04:08 AM
On Sat, 27 Sep 2008 16:00:23 -0700 (PDT), dmkAlex <dmkfoto@gmail.com>
wrote:

>Both are in XP, one professional media, and the other Home.
>The one I want to see is prof.

Here's the Microsoft site for networking with XP:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/default.mspx