I have a one desktop running windows 7 ultimate connected to Ethernet cable. And I want to share folder to another wifi connected laptop (also windows 7 ultimate). Both machines are on the same home internet connection. I have tried to share folders by going to properties > sharing > advanced sharing > permissions > checked all the boxes to allow all but I don’t see any shared files on my laptop.
I know it’s possible to share folders between two Wi-Fi connected machines but how can it be done when one pc is cable connected and other is Wi-Fi connected on the same internet connection.
It doesn't matter if you are connected to a network by Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi as long as both computers are in the same network.
Check if File Sharing is enabled in both the computers. Do that by going to Control Panel, Network and Internet, Network Sharing Center, and then File Sharing Center.
Then go to My Computer and type //192.168.1.30 , where you replace this IP Address with your other PC's IP Address.
Now you can see all the shared folders once you enter username and password for that pc in your computer, if Password-Protected Sharing is enabled.
I had the same trouble. The cause was disabled FIPS support for the WiFi connection.
Without FIPS my laptop (WiFi connection) doesn't see shared folder from desktop (cable connection), but at the same time desktop sees laptop share. When both of them are connected with cable everything works fine.
FIPS support enabling seems solves issue with unreachable shared folders on WiFi. I don't know why but it's works for me.
To enable FIPS support for particular WiFi connection:
Open the Control Panel window.
Click "View network status and tasks" under Network and Internet.
Click "Change adapter settings."
Right-click the network you want to enable FIPS for and select "Status."
Click the "Wireless Properties" button in the Wi-Fi Status window.
Click the "Security" tab in the network properties window.
Click the "Advanced settings" button.
Toggle the "Enable Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance for this network" option under 802.11 settings.