Just right off the bat, make sure your network is marked "private" rather
than "public." See what that gets you.
"jcolwrite" <jcolwrite@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> My husband and I have 2 laptops which I've networked through a wireless
> router and have no problem connecting individually to the Internet or
> printer. Both use Vista Ultimate. A full map view shows us connected
> the same private network, both computer names are listed the same way, and
> the workgroup is the same. I have turned off Windows Firewall. But I
> cannot open/view my laptop from his computer or his from mine in order to
> access/share files. I also signed us both in for "people near me" and
> "meeting space" to see if that made any difference. But it didn't. I
> know what I'm missing. Can anyone help? Thanks.