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Fluent March 5th, 2013 05:35

Can't connect to other computer on my home network
Hello. Here is the problem I'm having, maybe you guys can help.

I am trying to transfer files from Laptop A to Laptop B. For some reason, when I try to connect to Laptop A, the connection times out and I get a message that says: "Windows cannot access Laptop A"

When I click "Diagnose the problem", it says "Cannot communicate with Laptop A. We pinged the remote host but did not receive a response".

Laptop A shows that it is connected to my home network and the internet.

Any idea of what to do here?

sakichop March 5th, 2013 09:28

Did you set up a windows work group? If not a quick google search will show you how. Then make sure you are sharing the Folder with the files you want to transfer.

Thrasher March 5th, 2013 10:25

Yeah make sure both computers are on the same workgroup.

Fluent March 5th, 2013 20:58

They're both on the same workgroup.

I can access files from Laptop B on Laptop A, but not the other way around.

Any other ideas?

blatantninja March 5th, 2013 21:04

Make sure that you computer is discoverable on the network and that you've shared the drives or folders you want to copy from.

Fluent March 5th, 2013 21:47

It's discoverable, and I've shared all the folders and given permission for everyone to access them. I've pretty much done everything present in your standard "how to share files amongst computers" instructions document, yet I still am having problems.

hishadow March 5th, 2013 21:53

Disable the firewall temporary on Laptop B, and any security software you might have installed.

Fluent March 5th, 2013 22:01

I disabled Windows Firewall and Stopzilla on both computers. Still can't access the laptop.

Thrasher March 5th, 2013 22:08

Are both the same OS?

Fluent March 5th, 2013 22:14

Yeah, they're both Vista.

Thrasher March 5th, 2013 22:20

Good. that should make it easier. I share the entire hard drive. That makes sure pesky permission issues are avoided in some cases.

Fluent March 7th, 2013 02:58

For anyone interested, someone on techsupportforum.com solved it. I had to uninstall McAfee. I wasn't using it but it was still blocking incoming signals. Once I uninstalled it I can transfer data freely now. Yeehaw!

Thrasher March 7th, 2013 03:08

I thought he was hiding out in Guatamala, but he's in your computer? WOW!

Fluent March 7th, 2013 03:21

Yeah, that bastard. I uninstalled his ass and all is good now :)

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