Domains, workgroups and sharing?
When connecting my work (well school) laptop to my home network, it took a while for me to work out how to share some of the folders on my home PC. I got it work but I can't map a network drive so I have to go through the same process each time. both are running XP Pro.
is this something to do with the fact that my laptop is on a domain whereas my home network is set up as a workgroup?
A few other questions from my curiosity?....
What allows the shares at all under there circumstances? Is it Netbios/Netbeui or something else? Where does Simple File Sharing come into this, if at all?
Why can I only connect using the home PC's name rather than it's IP address?
Why did I have to set up a user account (on the home PC) with a password to get this working? - the user account with no password doesn't work.
Why can I not see shared folders on my laptop from my home PC?