I have read both your post but I do not have a good idea of what your trying to do.
Could you start over with what your school project is meant to accomplish?
If you simply want to connect to a share then open your "run" box and type \\computername\share and a window to that share will pop-up. (replace "computername" with the remote computer's name and "share" with the shared folder's name.)
If you want to see what the computer is sharing then type \\computername and a window of open shares will pop-up.
Note that you can also use the computer's IP address in place of the "computername".
EDIT Have you ran the "networking wizard" on the XP laptop?
Last edited by Ghost_Hacker; 07-09-2002 at 12:17 PM.
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