i currently have one laptop computer and one desktop computer, a cable internet connection and a dlink router. the computer is plugged into the router while the laptop is set up to connect wirelessly to the router. i have run into a problem and cant figure out the solution, maybe you all could help. both computers can see the router, and both can surf the internet. the desktop can see and can copy files from the laptop over to the desktop. but if i try to get on the laptop and get files from the desktop or use the desktop printer it will not let me. i mainly need this to use the printer on the desktop from the laptop. if i ping the laptop from the desktop i get a normal status, but if i try and ping the desktop from the laptop, i get a request timed out, if i open my network places from the laptop, i get nothing, i do not see the desktop, what could be wrong? also, i had someones laptop the other day and connected and ethernet cable from their laptop(they use dialup at home btw) to the router, and was expecting IE to pick up the connection on its own, and be able to browse the internet, it would NOT do this, but firefox picked it up on its own.... is there any reason for this? how do i get it to connect using IE next time? any suggestions?