Hello. I have a desktop connected directly to my wireless DSL router/modem, while my laptop connects wirelessly. I am running XP home edition on both pcs. I have added a 2nd hard drive to my desktop that I want to share between the two. I have it drive all set up to share, but when I go to map the network drive on the laptop, it's saying it's not available. Something isn't quite right because sometimes when I got to map the network drive, it pops up right away, but lately I'm constantly getting errors that it won't connect.
I have tried everything, disconnecting Norton anti-virus, my firewalls, etc. But for some reason, my laptop cannot connect to that shared drive. The computers are not seeing each other. I will also mention that the laptop is connected wirelessly to surf the net, no problem. Not sure it matters, but on my laptop it says the local area network is unplugged.
I hope that is enough detail to get started. Any advice would be helpful as I'm ready to toss the laptop out the window!!