Just venting a little due to the intermittent nature of this stuff...
This is getting aggravating...why can't I see any other machines on my network view that I have been working with for the last 3 hours?? Even after performing the Windows Cure-All (power down & back up) they don't "see" each other on the network.
I have 2 laptops and 1 desktop that I have networked together through a wireless router. The three machines are all running different Windows OS's, very old desktop runs Windows ME, older laptop runs XP and newer laptop runs Vista. I set this up when I got the newer laptop about 1 year ago.
Given the various OS's and age of the machines, I was shocked when I was able to set it up so that I am usually, mostly and generally able to "see" and pull files to/from each machine from any of the other machines. I don't need to do this very often, and usually for a short period of time to copy a file here or there.
This morning I have been trying to set up Quickbooks on the newer laptop. In doing this I am trying to import .csv files I created on the desktop from the old, old version of QB running there. I was successfully able to see and copy from the desktop to the laptop a few times this morning (the last time about 1 hour ago), but now neither machine can see the other even after restarting and powering down & back up.