I've decided to join the world of the wireless (since I have a grandbaby coming in November and the office is about to become babies room). I purchased a laptop and have set up my desktop computer in the basement. I hope to be drawing from it (and a smaller computer on my network) using my new wireless laptop (hopefully). I set up a wireless router to replace my regular router, but that didn't work, as the laptop wouldn't read the net. So I put the old router back and connected the internet to it, then used the wireless router as a hub. So they are piggy back. The old router is connected to the cable modem, the new wireless router is connected to the old router and the networking lines are connected to the new router.
Now my laptop access's the internet without a hitch, and can also read the shared files of my larger computer. However, it will not "see" any other files of the larger computer. Is there anything anyone can think of off hand that I can do that will allow the wireless laptop to access all the files of the larger computer?
As for the smaller networked computer, I goofed and named the laptop the same as that computer on the network and now it can't be seen by either the large computer or the laptop. It's not nearly as important as being able to see and read all the files on the large computer though. I was just hoping to be able to use the 2nd smaller computer as a backup for certain files.
Thanks for any help!!
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