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Network setup problem

Network setup problem

Network setup problem

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I'm trying to set up an adhoc network between a laptop and a desktop and not doing too well.  The desktop is running XP Pro with a Linksys USB wireless, and the laptop is running 2000 Pro with a Dlink PCMCIA card.  I have 2 networks defined on the desktop - an infrastructure (which I am using now) and an adhoc.  The laptop only has the adhoc.  On the desktop I can see the laptop in the network hierarchy, but I can't connect to it.  I am signed on as administrator on both computers, and both computers have unlimited sharing defined on the c folder.  From the laptop I can get to the desktop folders, but not vice versa.  I'm stumped - have no idea where to even begin.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks. -- Ham

RE: Network setup problem

Ad Hoc as the type on both sides.
Same SSID
Same channel
Same WEP or any other encryption settings

Infrastructure implies a connection to an access point (or wireless router/ access point), so you need to define Ad Hoc on both clients.

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