kword88: I have tried setting up both computers with a homegroup. I can get both computers to join homegroups, and I check the boxes of what to share on each... Documents, Music, Pictures, etc... but still, neither computer discovers the other's homegroup.
brady: Yeah, both computers are on the internet. If I go to the "Network Connections" in the bottom right of the taskbar, here is my result:
On the laptop PC, I see several wireless networks (presumably my neighbors') and also my own. It says is connected to my wireless network.
On the desktop PC, I see only "Network: Internet Access." Nothing else is listed.
I realize that, my desktop PC not having a wireless card, it is not going to "see" wireless networks, but I am just frustrated because with my old desktop machine running XP, I was able to create a network and then have my laptop join that network. Everything worked... I could set up a shared folder on one computer and the other one would display it in the "Network Places"... It seems like I should be able to have at least this functionality with relatively new computers both running the latest version of Windows.