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    Default cant connect a desktop and a laptop!help!

    Hi guys!umm i have a networking problem please help me!umm see i have a desktop and a laptop well i was wondering how can i connect both of them?well whenever i access the laptop from the desktop it says theres an error in the networking path it says i dont have the permisions.any idea how can i fix this?i was wondering maybe it is because of the laptop is in Vista and i dont know how to change the workgroup in vista.any ideas on how to do this?please help me.

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    Default Re: cant connect a desktop and a laptop!help!

    Well yes. The both machines need to be in the same workgroup.

    To change the workgroup in Vista - > Start--> Right click on "My Computer"-- >Properties--> Where is shows what workgroup the machine is , click "Change Settings"--> Click "Change"--> Enter the workgroup you want it to be in...

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: cant connect a desktop and a laptop!help!

    How are you connecting the computers? Direct connect or through a hub or switch? If you have a switch, then you need only ensure they are in the same workgroup as shown above. If they are connected directly to each other, then IIRC you need to use a crossover cable and not a standard networking cable.
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    Hi thanks for the replies!well i connected them through a switch and i even changed the workgroup of the laptop,but it still doesnt work whenever i try to access laptop through the desktop it says network path not found any ideas on how to fix this?

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    Once they are in the same work group, make sure they can "see" each other via pinging
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    Default Re: cant connect a desktop and a laptop!help!

    umm i tried letting them ping each other,well the laptop can ping the desktop but the desktop cant ping the laptop and after a few tries the laptop and the desktop disappears from the "Network"folder any ideas wats the source of the problem?

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    Default Re: cant connect a desktop and a laptop!help!

    Is network Discovery on the laptop turned on?
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    umm yeah its on.strange eh?hmm thats why i was wondering how come its not working?could there be something wrong with my modem?

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    umm its still says "network path not found"

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