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Q: Connecting two computers via the router ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Connecting two computers via the router
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: gaurav77-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Sep 2006 19:30 PDT
Expires: 19 Oct 2006 19:30 PDT
Question ID: 766810
I have 2 PC's in my home network. Both have windows XP installed. 
I have an adsl modem which is connected to a D Link DI-624 Wireless Router. 
One of my PCs ( say PC 1)  is wired directly to the the router ( An
ethernet wire from from  PC1 goes to the Dlink router)
The other PC (say PC 2) is connected wirelessly to the router. 

The problem is that I want to share files from PC 1 to PC 2. I cant do
it with the current setup.

Additional Information: PC 1 has IP address: 
                        PC 2 has IP address:
                        The router has IP address:
So the gateway for both PC1 and PC2 is

PC2 can ping PC1 but PC1 cannot ping PC2. 
There is no firewall installed in either of the PCS.

How do I connect my 2 pcs so that they can share files with each other.

Thanks in advance,

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 19 Sep 2006 19:44 PDT

Please see this detailed article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base
'How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP':

Let me know if this satisfies your interests...


Request for Question Clarification by gregaw-ga on 20 Sep 2006 11:26 PDT
If can both access the Internet then the networking should be fine. I
would look again for a firewall on PC2.  Check the Windows firewall
and any other applications like McAfee or Norton.

Try typing the remote pc's ip address(with two slashes in front of it)
into an explorer address bar and hitting enter.

See if you get anything.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Connecting two computers via the router
From: wxw-ga on 20 Sep 2006 19:07 PDT
using Remote Desktop
Subject: Re: Connecting two computers via the router
From: chitonj-ga on 10 Oct 2006 10:37 PDT
I had a similar issue like this between my several computers at home.
XP is a PITA (Pain in the @ss). The firewall has a major tendecy to
turn back on after ay type of windows update. You must right click on
the folder you want chared and go to the internet connection / sharing
wizard. Then Go back into sharing and create the share itself. Once
completed on both machines you should have no problem accessing files
between each computer.

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