Since you two have been helpful, let’s keep going
I bought a new HP laptop and it has a wireless 802.11g integrated wireless LAN card (included in the laptop). I want it to connect to my wireless router so it can read my Sony Vaio desktop computer. The Sony is attached to my cable modem with a Belkin 802.11b card to a Belkin 802.11b wireless router.
Desktop Vaio has XP Pro. HP laptop has XP Home (but I can install Pro on it). So far so good?
What I want to do is share the files and printer.
My printer is hooked up via USB to the Vaio desktop. How can I print from the HP laptop?
How can I access “My Documents” from both computers? From one computer to the next?
In MY COMPUTER - SYSTEM PROPERTIES, I made sure both computers have different Computer Names and the same Workgroup. But whenever I try to add the computers to in “My Network Places” or find the computer in “Search”, I do not see either one showing up on the other computer.
Funny thing is, the laptop is able to pick up the wireless Router to access my cable modem. So I can surf the net just fine on the laptop!
What am I missing? I’m thinking it might have to do with the wireless router and it’s firewall, maybe?