Why I cant run client/server network on my laptop?

Question

I have two computers networked one laptop and one tower. i recently upgraded my laptop from windows me to windows xp. the problem is that the network wont work anymore. when the laptop had windows me it worked fine(the tower has always had windows xp). after updating the laptop i did the network wizard on both computers and i made the tower the main computer that connects to the internet and the laptop connects through the tower. the network wizard worked fine untill i actually went to see if the network worked i could see all of the other computers files but i couldnt share the internet or play any networked games. so then i thought i would try to make the laptop the server(the one that connects to the internet) this worked fine i could now surf the net on both computers. but still i cannot play any network games. and i want the dektop computer (tower) to be the main one.

Answer

This question was answered on February 6, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

What versions of XP are you running, If you are running XP professional on both than you can not run and client/server network, you will have to run a peer to peer network.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 6, 2004