connect my laptop to my desktop

Discussion in 'Computing and Networks' started by adamclark, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. adamclark

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    hello all,, I have my laptop connected to my pc to share the wifi connection to my pc.. I connected the 2 with a crossover cable, and after fooling with settings for awhile I finally got internet to the pc from my laptop.. now heres where im having trouble. Both computers have windows 7. I want to be able to share files and such between the 2. I followed the directions in the help section of windows and I can see all the folders and files on both machines.. on the laptop I can access the files on the pc, but on the pc when I try to click on a folder or file that's on my laptop it say I don't have permission... But the pc can play the music and videos from the laptop with no prblems.. What am I doing wrong? I would really like to just start over fresh and make a good network connection between the 2. I got it kinda half assed I think. thanks in advance
     
  2. MrChips

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    From where are you getting your wifi?
    Get a USB wifi adapter for your PC, like $20.
     
  3. adamclark

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    I get wifi from my laptop wifi card.. Ive got the internet on the pc from connecting my laptop to the desktop with a crossover cable.. im trying to network the 2 together to be able to share files.. on the laptop I can use the files from the desktop and I can see all the laptop files on the homegroup on the desktop but it says I don't have permission when I try to use them from the laptop,,, that's the problem.. I just need to setup the network to get permission from the laptop to the desktop..
     
  4. adamclark

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    I have my oscilloscope connected to the desktop so I can see a bigger display and I can data log with it.. but I do most of my work on the laptop... I need the 2 connected properly so I can work easier instead of putting files on a flash drive and copying them to the desktop... I need my work to stream to the desktop so I can see stuff in realtime..
     
  5. adamclark

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    I basically just need a network guru to walk me through setting up my network between the 2 computers correctly
     
  6. shteii01

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    A couple of things in no particular order.

    * make sure file sharing is enabled on both machines
    * make sure file sharing is enabled for/on specific folders
     
  7. adamclark

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    done and done.. I tried to run he wizard and now it says I need permission to see the files on the desktop from my latop now.. so now I have no permission on both computers.... dammit
     
  8. DerStrom8

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    I just use my two Skype accounts to transfer files between computers. Log into one account on my desktop, and into another account on my laptop, then I can send files from one to the other :p
     
  9. shteii01

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    You might have to reboot both machines before things take effect.
     
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