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Sharing a folder on a home network?

Q: Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

A: Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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I just have a simple home network with a Belkin router. PC connected wired and one laptop wireless, both running Vista. I want to be able to see/modify all folders and files on each computer from either computer. I have read and read Windows help. I have private network and file sharing set on both computers. I see each computer when I look at the network map. But I cannot get anything but the public folders to show up. There must be something I am not doing. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

A:Folder/file sharing in LAN (home network)

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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ok guys here is what I did I followed the direction from cnet's weekend project about how to share files/folders and printers thru a home network

the link can be found here http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11334_7-6232456-1.html?tag=nav
I have two computers a desktop and a laptop. I have comcast high-speed cable and i use linksys router to have wireless internet on my laptop. I want to share files and printers over the network. Both computers run XP.

I made a workgroup by going to control panel, network connections,"setup home or small office network" and followed the guidelines. My computer name is *** for my laptop and *** for my desktop. The workgroup name is ***. I did the setup for both computers.

I went to the default shared folder on my laptop and put some files in there to share and set it up so the hand icon displayed meaning that im sharing. I also did this w/ my printer connected to my laptop and desktop.

The problem is it doenst seem to work. When I go to control panel,add printer on my laptop it shows the workgroup name and the two subcatorgies which our the laptop computer name (***) and the desktop computer name ( ***) but shows no printers

if someone could help figure this out I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
 

A:Help w/ sharing files/folder and printer over home network

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I am trying to share a specific folder on my Windows 8 computer with my Windows 7 computer. They are both on the same network connected to the same router. The Windows 8 computer is connected through ethernet, while the Windows 7 computer is connected wirelessly.

Here are my settings on my Windows 8 Computer:

This is the error I get on my Windows 7 computer:
What's up with this? On a related note, is it possible to share this folder with a specific PC, rather than "Everyone" on the network?

A:Problems sharing specific folder on home network...

The issue may be related to the password protected sharing option that you have enabled on the Windows 8 machine. Can you please turn it off and possible try again.

Password Protected Sharing - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Also, can you try and access the share using it's IP address instead of the hostname to ensure that you are being directed to the right machine. For example:

\\192.168.0.30\share

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

We have a homegroup set up for printer sharing. Network discovery is currently off. Thank you.

A:Limit sharing to a single computer/folder on home network?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by pseudoware


Hi, is there a way to share files from only a single location on a home network? The "server" would be a Windows 7 machine. The others are 7 or 8. We don't want computers on the network to "see" any other computers, only the one w/shared files, and only that specific directory (they s/b able to add folders there).

We have a homegroup set up for printer sharing. Network discovery is currently off. Thank you.


Turning off Network discovery should prevent the other machines from seeing those machines on the network.

If you only want one file shared on one of the Homegroup machines then turn off Network discovery on all the other machines then for each folder you need to hide choose "Share With" then "Stop Sharing".

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Hey there everyone.

Hoping you guys can give me a hand here and tell me what im missing or doing wrong...

Basically, theres 4 of us in a house and were hoping we can share files with each other. Weve SKY broadband (UK ISP) and they give you a netgear wireless router.
as far as i know, theres 2 people on XP and 2 on vista, all connecting wirelessly to the wireless router for internet access

What I want to know is how to allow us all to share folders with each other...we can do the sharing part so the files are visible on our own machines. however, we cannot see each others machines.

What else on top of all joining the same workgroup do we need to do to be able to see each others shared folders?

Ive tried using the wireless network for home or small office set up wizard in XP but get to the stage asking me to shove a flash drive in the back on my router. there are no usb ports on my router so I cannot do it this way...Does this stop it being possible?

kinda outta ideas

Any help is much appreciated

cheers

Alex
 

A:setting up file/folder sharing on a home wireless network

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Hi all,

I have a wireless network set up in my house and I want to share some of the folders on my computer so that other family members can listen to my music etc. When I click to turn Network Discovery on, and click apply, it just stays off, same goes for File Sharing.
When I try to turn public folder sharing on, after I click apply I get an error message saying "incorrect function". I have shared stuff on my work network so I'm not sure what's wrong here.

Thanks
MrsB
 

A:Can't turn Network Discovery, File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing on

Make sure your network is designated home or work; NOT public.
 

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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

A:Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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Afternoon all,
I need to know if the following is possible so that I can attempt this myself?

Scenario:

Wireless network/Workgroup

2 Laptops both running Win7 Home Premium (Call these laptop1 and laptop2)

LT1 has a folder that needs to be shared (shared folder1) so that the user on LT2 can connect and use/update files in said folder (shared folder1).

There is a few more wireless laptops in the workgroup, so the folder on LT1 needs to be secure, access only granted to 1 local user on LT1 and the physical user on LT2 (Which I take it will also need a local user account on LT1?)

Can somebody tell me if this can be done at all?

If so I will give it a go with what I think and how it can be done.

And then post up either way whether I could do it or not.

Cheers,
JimmyRosa

A:Sharing a folder on a Windows 7 Home Premium OS

hi

in my opinion u can do this by
rightclicking on the folder > sharing > advanced Sharing
there u mark "share this folder"
and then u click on permissions where u have to add the laptop/user

i would have tried out but my Laptop is available right now, but this should work.

greets.mowh

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I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Share".

I have right-clicked a folder, selected "Share With" then "Specific people" then added "Everyone".

My computer name shows up as a list item on the left panel but does not show up as an Icon in the Main Screen.

My other computers on the network do not show the Icon or the left panel entry.

What am I forgetting?

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hello

i am trying to setup a home network : 1 desktop connected with ethernet cable to router/modem, and one laptop connected via wifi to same router/modem
both computers have access to the internet, and I have setup a shared folder on both computers.
the desktop pc can browse the laptop's shared folder, but the laptop can only see the desktop but gets denied access. I tried disabling both firewalls but it didn't fix the problem.

both computers are running windows xp pro sp2

any suggestions ?

thanks
 

A:folder sharing over network

i solved the problem, but i did several actions and can't figure out what did it
 

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I am trying to share a folder over a home network. The problem is I can share it, but everyone on the network has access to it, which I dont want. So I attempted to set permissions for the users on the network that I want to have access to it, but XP cannot find the users, I can only find users on the local machine. All of the computers are on the same workgroup.

How can I set up this share so only certain users are able to access it?
 

A:Need help sharing folder over network

How to disable simplified sharing and set permissions on a shared folder in Windows XP
 

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Hi guys

Im trying to share the folder of one computer with another computer on a local network, however the second computer has had issues accessing the folder on the first computer.

"Share this folder on the network" has been clicked and "Allow network
users to change my files" has been clicked as well

I have tried to remedy the problem using the following approaches

- Re-setting the aforementioned folder settings
- Rebooting the first computer
- Rebooting the second computer
- Plugging the first computer's network connection into another port
on the network router
- Plugging the second computer's network connection into another port
on the network router

None of these have solved the issue at all

what could be the problem?

A:network folder sharing

What Operating Systems are on each computer? (eg Windows XP Pro or Home? Or Windows 7 or 8? Are you using Simple File Sharing?
Make sure each computer has a user name and password associated with it and you do not login without a password.
On the computer you want to share, find the computer name of the computer.
On the remote computer go to Start/Run (XP, Search in later versions) and type the computer name of the computer you are trying to access, (eg) \\ComputerName and press enter. If the file is shared on the other computer, it should show the computer with the shared file and/or printers. If you cannot access this computer, then turn Simple File Sharing Off.

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On my computer I have set my D: folder to be shared.

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?
Sys Info is as follows :

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 249007 MB; D: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 1125854 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-S UCC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
 

A:Sharing over home network

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?Click to expand...

Do you mean that she is prevented from opening the folder, or that opening it is too much trouble? If the latter try sharing the sub-folders also (not sure that will work, and seems kinda silly anyhow).
 

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Never mind I fixed it
Thanks
 

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I have set up a network shared folder on my Win 7 machine and I can see it and copy files to it using windows explorer. I'm trying to use this folder as a sync or transfer folder for other computers on the network, only they cannot see/find the folder, even though they hook to the network and ping just fine. The network name is "OFFICE". I am pretty sure I have all the folder sharing permissions set correctly.

In the command prompt of the network machine, I type in \\192.168.1.1\folder_name\ , but I get the message: "The system cannot find the path specified". Basically, I cannot find any of the network shared folders using the command prompt on the network machine. None of the other networked computers can see the folders either. The folder properties tab indicates that the shared path is: \\OFFICE\Droid Docs, but entering that into the command prompt does not work either.

Network Info:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

D:\Users\Dick>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Office
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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A:Network Folder Sharing Issues

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If I change the folder properties accessing a shared folder (say pictures) over my home network, will it alter the folder's properties on the drive on which it resides or just the folder on the machine I am using to access the folder?

I am accessing my pictures folder on my desktop from my laptop from the other side of my house. The pictures and videos folders are set to "general items", the customize tab of the properties on the folder is set to "general items" when I access it from the laptop. If I switch the pictures to "pictures" and videos to "videos" on the laptop, will it alter the folder in the desktop on which the folder resides?

Hope this is clear enough, Thanks for any help, I have a hard time with sharing and permissions.

A:Folder properties when sharing over network

If you are able to connect to the folder, either locally or over the network, and managed to change it, then it will or should be changed. I'm sure you are not referring to doing ith with different user profiles, right? Best way is to try it and find out

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Hello, I was wondering if anyone would like to try helping me with this problem. I hope I can explain it well enough to make any sense. I am not computer literate, so please bear with me.

I have a network with win XP pro on computer (1) and win 98SE on computer (2). Connected to an Ethernet Cable/DSL Router. The network has always worked great. No problems with printer or file sharing, but the last few days, even though I can open the shared folder, I cannot open the files or folders withing that shared folder on computer (1) No problems with computer (2) It gives me an error report to send to Microsoft, and then it shuts the Network down. (Please see attachment)

This is driving me crazy. I have no problem opening the shared folders from the other computer, and I can still share the printer with no problem.

Now, I can transfer the folder with files in it to "My Documents" from my Network, and opened it in there with no problem, I just cannot opened it in my Network shared folder.

I hope all this makes sense to someone. I am trying to explain it as well as I can.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.

Also I tried running SFC but it won't open when I click "Ok". I am puzzled.

Annie
 

A:Problem with Network sharing folder

Anyone out there wants to give this a shot, please? Thanks!!
 

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I had set up a drive share over the HomeGroup so that I could access my Laptops drive on my Desktop PC, and I didn't have enough permissions to edit, so I guessed it was a problem with giving other users "Full Permissions" to the Windows and Program Files folders, and so I shared my User folder alone and its contents over the HomeGroup.

This did not fix the permissions problem, even going so far as to remove viewing rights as well as the missing edit rights, and so I attempted to stop sharing the User folder, and revert the sharing setup to how it was before, but I cannot "stop sharing" the folder. Selection of "stop sharing" opens up a dialogue asking if I want to "Stop sharing" or "Change sharing permissions". If I then select "Stop sharing" it opens up a new dialogue claiming it will "Stop sharing" and that the process "may take a few minutes". At some point after this, the dialogue asks if I want to change settings for folders that appear to be inside the /Users/Charlie/AppData, I select change settings, and it resumes. After this, the dialogue closes without any further information. The User folder seems to still think it is sharing, but I cannot access it over the network.

I have attempted to remove the share link by running cmd, and entering "net share Users /delete", as well as deleting all shares in the list, but the Users folder still seems to be set to sharing, even though I... Read more

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Iam not sure if this is supposed to work (or not work) by product design.
I have a home network with a desktop PC with USB direct attached HP 5610 (all-in-one) printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine.

Printer sharing works fine. I have also identified the fax as shared device, however when I send a fax from the remote PC, the job gets queued on the HP5610 fax queue, and the fax initiation screen pops up on the local machine (and not the remote one).

It seems the HP5610 and the host windows XP - where the sharing is defined and activated - does not recognize the 'remote' fax from the 'local' fax and it treats the remote one as if it was a local one.

Is there something wrong in the setup ?
Is there anything additional that I should do to make fax sharing work from the remote PC ?

thanks
 

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Have got both Computers working on the New Router,both go on line and run indapendently on the same Cable Connect.Now I am trying to get the Printer to share itself between the two computers,Keep getting a message from the one not phsicaly connected that it cant communicate with the printer,I have enabled Printer sharingon both computers,any Ideas????George
 

A:Sharing Printer on New Home network

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My b/f wants to try networking here at home with my precious puter for file sharing only. I am a newbie at networking and he is kind of a newbie to computers in GENERAL. I fear once he has access to my hardrive and files and tries to play the "Mr. Tech-Support, See what I can do!," role, I am in for a crashed computer. I am running WinMe w/20 gig hd, 198mb RAM, AMD Duron processor, and DSL. He's running Win98 SE, with not quite 3 gigs, 1.66mhz processor, and 32MB RAM. We simply want to share programs and files to save resources. Not going to use his for internet, and we have already purchased the Cross Over patch cord needed. Given the info, I have 2 questions:
Are there any system req that we need to meet before doing this?

And if so, HOW do you do this?

cristyna77
 

A:Network 2 home pc's for file sharing only

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Hallo
I need help, Please.
I have learned alot about home networks from this forum and so far I got it right, BUT
The internet sharing part is not working.
Here is my setup

2X PC's with XP Pro
Crossover cable
One PC onboard LAN Card and the other Ethernet card
File and Printer sharing okay
SyGate Firewall enabled

Both PC's can ping each other ( 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101)

Is there a problem with the firewall settings and what should it be
Thanks for the help
Martin
 

A:Home Network Okay, but no internet sharing

have you set up your internet connection to be shared in the properties on your broadband connection, if you need help let me know
 

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Please see the attached pic for my home network structure.

(assume network sharing setting had been done on all computers) I was able to access a shared folder in PC1 from PC2 by just typing PC1's IP.
However, when i tried to access a shared folder in PC2 from PC1 by typing PC2's IP. I failed. it couldnt even get to the page that ask me to insert user's name and password. I also couldn't ping 192.168.1.1 (LAN2's router gateway) or PC2.

I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1(192.168.11.xxx). But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.
Reminder:
1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly
 

A:Home Network Sharing Problem!

Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router.
 

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Hi
I can use WMP 11 to access media stored on a netwrok disk from different computers on my home network. However, if I create a playlist on one PC, I am unable to see the same playlist in WMP from another PC. Playlists created in earlier versions of WMP don't seem to suffer from the same problem, i.e. they can be viewed from whereever. Is there some setting in WMP 11 that permits different users to share the same playlist (Sharing Media Library seems to apply only to audio, video, etc and not playlists - as I'm having no problems with this, I haven't explicitly enabled it)?
 

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Hello. I am pulling my hair out because my son's computer will not let my connect via home network, we both are on Windows 7 Home Premium. Both computers are wired to the same router. I have tried everything to remedy the problem. First off, my son has tons and tons of games installed, I ran a virus scan and got rid of a some already. Currently, I have Cinema 4D installed on both computer and is trying to run his computer as a render client. The system runs by Bonjour service via port 5300, it acknowledges each other through the program but Windows is blocking it when attempting to connect. We also have a laptop, works perfectly through the home network and C4D. I think it is his Network and Sharing components that are screwed up. Currently, here are all the things that are wrong with his computer-

1- Error 1075
2- Error 1068
3- His Firewall is locked out, can't make changes, can't turn off or on.
4- Homegroup does not work

His computer is connected to the home network and shows connection on TCP/IPV4. Strangely, he can connect to my computer and access my shared files, but I can't get into his. I have tried everything listed on these forums, ran all those scans. Is there another way I can try to get connection? Both computers are showing each other on the " Network " tab. Perhaps using some other channels? We know that both computers are " connected ", but one is just locked out from sharing. I also have the original disk, is there a way to " blow ... Read more

A:Home Network Sharing Not Working

Are both pcs in the same workgroup
both in the same ip range ie both have an ip 192.168. etc?
are both wired if one is wireless most routers by default have user isolation turned on this stops any wireless station connecting to the local network so if someone hack your wireless they can get internet but no personal files

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I have been totally taken over with sharing on a home network was locked out of all y email acc. and even my laptop how do I stop this all my passwords were changed.had to put windows 7 back on then was locked out of all my folders

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I'm attempting to set up a home network between my PC and Notebook (NB), both Windows XP Home Editions. Internet sharing is going well with my wireless router, but file sharing is a different story. When accessing "My Network Places" from the PC, I can see both the local PC shared folder and the NB shared folder. They're also both in my workgroup, and I can access each. Unfortunately, I have less success when accessing the network from my NB. In "My Network Places" I only see the local NB shared folder. Within the working group I am able to see both the local folder and the PC's shared folder. But when attempting to access the PC's folder I get "...is not accessible. You might not have permission..."

Both computers have the same IP scheme and subnet, can ping each other (by name and IP), have the same working group name, and the usernames and passwords on each mirror each other. XP firewall has been turned of, and my third-party firewall (zone alarm) has been removed/uninstalled. File sharing is enabled, and both sharedocs folders have been shared-out. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:File Sharing on Home Network

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I have a Windows XP and Windows ME connected to a D-Link DI-604 router with a DSL connection. I've used the Windows XP "Network Setup Wizard" to configure my "Home Network" and used the "Network Setup Disk" to configure the Windows ME system. My HP printer is connected directly to the Windows XP system and is working. If I try and print with the Windows ME system through the "Home Network", I get an error message that no printer is connected. The Windows ME system has the updated HP printing drivers and will work if I connect the printer directly to it.

Could the D-Link router be preventing the printer from working on the Windows ME system while using the "Home Network"?

Thanks ...
 

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Hi there.

I have a 512k ADSL connection from PlusNet. I have a static IP and a Solwise Sar130 router (1 port, and no need for an ADSL modem). PlusNet tell me to configure my router to PPPoA, and to not use DHCP - I have never tried it with anything else.

I would like to set up a home network, using a HUB Switch, and share my current connection between the networked computers.

I believe the way to go about this would to be to connect my computers to the HUB, then set up the network using the Windows XP Network Wizard, and to then connect the HUB to the router.

If this is wrong, or if there is anything else that I need to do (I have heard about port forwarding and other things), could you please correct me.

Many thanks,
Psycosis.
 

A:Home network and internet sharing help

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I have a host computer in my home office and (clients) an old computer in basement and new laptop in family room. They all have an icon in MY COMPUTER that says shared with each other. All now running WinXP. In the archive I found a posting that directed me to some sites which all advised to right click the file I want to share and click the boxes which say to share files with any network users. However, when I go on my laptop and click the icon for sharing with the host computer none of the folders I selected show up as being able to access. To make things simple "How do I make a folder on my HOST comptuer able to be accessed by my laptop or basement computers?
Greg & Grimm
 

A:Home network file sharing help

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Hi, I have set up a wireless internet on three computers at home. This works fine. How do I sort out file sharing between them? I have run the home network setup wizard on XP (all computers) and nothing is there in My Network Places.
 

A:File sharing on home network

Assuming you put all computers into the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing ...

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

If your workgroup doesn't begin to work soon, or you get some error messages, we can start troubleshooting.
 

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Heya guys,

i was wondering if you can share a DVD drive over your home network so that you can burn files from my laptop to my desktop.

i have 2 windows XP Machines and they both are connected to the network. i have been able to share the Drive and watch movies and all on the drive but not being able to use Nero or any other burning utility to see the drive and allow me to burn to it. and i don't really want to be creating .iso files all of the time

can you please help me!!!

Thanks and greatly appreciated

ritchie13890
 

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Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how to share software over my home network so i can run the software installed on my XP MCE on my XP Home. Thanks!
 

A:Sharing software over home network

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I have an Asus desktop running Windows XP Home and a Dell laptop running Windows XP Professional. I have cable broadband feeding a wireless modem/router. The desktop is connected by ethernet to the router and the laptop is a wireless connection. My printer (not wireless) is connected to the desktop. Both computers can access the internet.

I have set all computers and my printer to to sharing but when I try to access printing from my laptop, or try to access shared folders on my desktop computer, it says I do not have access permission. I can see my desktop when searching my Workgroup but it wont let me in.

Has anyone got a solution.

Thanks... Viking4020
 

A:Home network sharing not working

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.
Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : FIXANON.REG
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be FIXANON.REG.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

------------------- Use ONLY the text after this line in the FIXANON.REG file -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- Use ONLY the text before this line in the FIXANON.REG file-----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Reboot the computer.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

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Oh Boy do I need some help!

I have read through several other threads on these forums and followed many, many sets of instructions, all to no avail.

Here's the deal (sorry, I'm not terribly tech-savvy, but Ill try my best!):

Desktop PC running Windows XP Home, connected to and printing to a Canon PIXMA MX300. Also connects to ADSL2 through a router.

DELL Laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium, can connect to the net wirelessly through the PC's internet service.

Question: Because the laptop can connect to the internet through the PC, does this mean we should be able to share the printer through this 'network', or do I need to set up another home 'network'? I have tried setting up a separate work group many times and I can't get them to talk to each other.

The printer has sharing enabled in the printer properties.

Question: Does the printer need to be somehow added to the network?

If someone could please come to my rescue with some easy, step-by-step instructions, I would be eternally grateful!

A:Please help with home network / sharing printer

Can't really help but one thought is are there any firewalls in the mix that may be blocking access.

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

please do not duplicate posts
continue here
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/869512-sharing-documents-home-network.html
closing this post
 

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I have 2 computers and I have 1 printer. I need to share this printer between both computers. I have a desktop running windows xp. This computer is hardwired to the router. The printer is attached to the desktop computer. My other computer is a laptop running windows vista. This computer connects wireless to the router. I have set the network up and I can share files between both computers but when I go to print from my laptop it identifies the printer but when I tell it to print the computer hangs up. I can't locate the laptop from the desktop. I have the drivers installed on each computer. Please help!
 

A:Sharing printer on Home network

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Hi,
I have a small home network (1 desktop & 1 laptop) both using a router to connect to the net and print using one printer that is permanently connected to the desktop PC.

A month or so ago I upgraded the desktop PC and I can no longer print using the laptop!

Both PCs are using XP and the printer is HP officejet Pro all in one type.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Gary
 

A:Printer sharing on home network

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I'm having difficulty trying to get my new Windows 7 pc set up to share files across my existing home (wired) network which consists of 1 desktop pc running WinXP and 1 laptop running WinXP. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I want the 'C' drive on each of the 3 computers to be shared. I've had the 2 Windows XP computers set up and working like this for several years without a problem but I can't seem to get the 'C' drive on the Win7 computer to do the same.

All 3 computers have the same workgroup name and none of them require passwords to log on to Windows. There are no problems with the firewalls on any of the machines.

On the Windows 7 PC when I right click on the 'C' drive and select the 'Sharing' tab, I have set this up to be shared and when I click on the 'Advanced Sharing' button there is a tick in the 'Share this folder' box, the 'Share name' is 'C'. If I then click on the 'Permissions' button, this shows a 'Group or user name' 'Everyone' and this group has Full Control, Change and Read boxes ticked. As far as I can see there is nothing more I can do.

However from my Windows XP computer, when I go to My Network Places and double click on the icon for the Win7 'C' drive, I get the message "\\Computername is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found."

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A:File sharing across a home network

Sharing the root drive is blocked for a reason.
You'd be completely open to hacking and malware injection attempts by anyone that happened to ping your IP.

Win 7 is trying to keep you from compromising your entire system.

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I have a home network using a Belkin router--- I am able to share files on the network

Now, I would like to be able to share a printer. I have a Brother HL-1440 and my wife would like to print from her computer. Both computers are XP-home.

It seems like i remember once setting this up by installing a driver on the sending computer- Her computer has the driver installed (from when it was connected to this same printer om my home office)- but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003 (they don't look anything like they should-- only a thin strip of the single page- spread over a couple pages.

It looks like a driver problem--- I wonder if, instead of finding the printer on my machine, I should have tried setting it up on her machine- but pointing to the printer on the network??? Please correct me if I am wrong (and any advice will be appreciated).

letchworth
 

A:Sharing Printer on Home Network

"but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003"

Indicates that the printer/driver are OK, but the application has a problem. Try Wordpad or Paint or something else to get another opinion.
 

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I have a Dell DX061 Desktop running Vista Home Premium - SP2 wired via USB to Canon MP600 Printer and linked by Ethernet Cable connection to Netgear Wireless Router DG834PN. The Computers have been configuered to permit file/printer sharing and I simply want to be able to share the printer with Compaq NX9005 Laptop running XP - SP 3 that is connected to the internet wirelessly via Netgear WPN111. Both machines are protected by Kaspersky I Suite 9.0.0.736.

Incidentally I have a 2nd HP with Vista and have successfully managed to configuer that to use the printer without a problem, but have not been able do it on the XP machine.
Surely my situation cannot be unusual, yet it currently seems impossible for the Compaq to detect (by browsing) in Add Printer Wizard or any other method by manually configuering the machine. I have tried creating a Network Setup disk and installed same on both machines and read several 100 Forum articles on the topic and as yet not found the answer. However, 'Techspot' Forum refers to 'Tom's Networking 'for the answer without giving the exact address to find it.
So can you help with a 'step-by-step guide', as its got to be possible? Thanks in advance

A:Printer Sharing on Home Network

May I suggest downloading Network magic, its a program that helps with configuring all your computers/printers etc to a network and connecting them and i think it could help with your situation. The download is free and you get a 7 day thing before you have to buy it but 7 days should be plenty of time to fix it. Its also virus free as it comes from a trusted source So you dont have to worry about that. Download link is below.
Cisco Network Magic Pro - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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Is it required to be in the same Home network to be able to share a printer?

Or can both computers be in a public network only?

Peter

A:Sharing printer only possible in a Home network?

I haven't fiddled with public networks myself, but I think you can probably share the printer. You just may have to get the user explicit access (adding them specifically to the printer's security settings) for it to work.

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We have two pcs under Win7 and wish to share files. The instructions for setting up a home group do not seem to work.

A:File sharing on Home network

This should help you: Sharing and Permissions

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I suspect this is a fairly common sort of problem, but.......

A long time ago now I set up a small home network of a desktop with XP SP2 (now SP3) and a laptop with Vista Home Premium SP1 and a LAN-attached printer, all coupled to a broadband router. Very few problems fortunately in setting up the file and printer sharing and all works fine (so far)

Now....I have just done the same for a friend. Although the models of equipment are different, the PC and OS combinations are the essentially the same, only differences being that the desktop is only SP2 and printer is USB-attached to the desktop. Basic internet access is fine, BUT....the file and printer sharing does not work

The desktop and PC can each see the other machine on the network and also the relevant 'shared' file folders. Both can see the printer. However....if the desktop tries to access the laptop then it get a "you do not have access permission" error. If the laptop tries to access the desktop it gets an error message about "inadequate resources on the servers". [The friend lives 20 miles away, so I don't have the full wording of all the messages in front of me, sorry. ] Both machines have the same user account name and password, the only difference being that there is a second account on the desktop which is not on the laptop.

Can anyone offer any suggestion please, based on what I realise is rather limited information?

Many thanks
 

A:Sharing problems on home network

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Hi,
I use Win 7 OS 64 bit on Dell Laptop 6420 model.

Under advanced sharing settings I want to permanently "Turn Off Network Discovery" both in Home/work and Public profiles.

The problem is that, everytime I reboot my Laptop the setting get changed to "Turn On Network Discovery"in all profiles.

How do I ensure that these settings are Turned off permanently, unless off-course I want to turn them on.

Thanks.

A:Network Sharing--Home and Public

A. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


B. From the list of services, double click on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service, change the startup type to disabled and stop the service which will turn off the service.

Or if it's set to Automatic change it to Manual which should keep it from turning back on Automatically.

Changing the service to Manual should keep it from turning back on, it may have been set to Automatic.

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Hi,

I just copied all the contents of "my documents' from my XP machine to 'documents' on my Vista one.

I have a local network and can share other folders for which I've enabled sharing but not 'documents'.

I have enabled sharing on 'documents' (not the shortcut) and set permissions to 'everyone' and it looks like all is ok but I can't see the folder on my XP machine.

Any help would be appreciated.

Mike

A:sharing documents folder on local network

Hi, redmike, and welcome to the forums.

You might could try using the Public folders - that is what they are there for....

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Hi,

Please assist me in setting up File/ Folder sharing network between my PC's.

1) Work Place Network
Between Desktop [XP Pro] & Laptop [Vista] - Sharing internet through Beetel 450BXi ADSL2.

2) Home Network
Between Laptops [Vista] - Sharing internet through Linksys WRT54G.
 

A:Help setting up File/ Folder sharing Network!

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I have 2 Ethernet cards on 2 computers and home network connection. Once Internet connection on second computer started to work extremely slow and I reinstalled Windows on main computer. Now Internet connection on second computer is fast, but when I try to give access to folders, it tells me that "An error occured while trying to share...The server service is not started..." From second computer I can see all files on the main computer, and I have good internet connection. So network is installed. Can anybody clarify me this issue?

Elena

P.S. Firewall is not installed, built-in firewall is not activated
 

A:Windows XP PRO network folder sharing problem

closing duplicate, view this thread
http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?threadid=139811
 

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I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.

A:Sharing Win 7 folder with Vista user on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Solo


I've read dozens of variations on this question, and dozens of solutions. I'm left with one problem I can't resolve and maybe someone can shed some light on it. I have a file folder on my desktop machine that I must be able to access for read/write from two laptops on my network. The desktop is Win 7 Home Premium. One Laptop is Win 7 Home Premium and the other is running Vista. I just recently switched the desktop from 32 bit to 64 bit Win 7 and prior to that the share had been working for years.

Since the switch, I can access the folder from my Win 7 laptop with no problems. On the Vista machine, I have two IDs (one for me, one for my wife) and I can access the desktop folder from my Vista ID with no problem. But, can't access it using my wife's ID. When I try to map the drive, the error message indicates the folder is not accessible and I might not have permission to access the folder.

I've set up a separate ID on the desktop and used that to access the folder from my ID. I try the same thing for my wife's ID (logging on with the separate ID), but that doesn't work. I've compared the network parameters at the Vista end for the two accounts and see no difference. On the laptop, the separate ID set up for the folder has permission to read/write. I'm at a loss as to what could be different. All ideas appreciated.


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Hi,

I have a Desktop and a laptop running through a router. I have shared the printer that is connected to the Desktop which is running XP. I have also "trusted the network" on Mcafee and have opened the system service ports for file sharing in Mcafee. I have even gone so far as to shut down the Mcafee firewall and this doesn't seem to help either. I can see the "remote" printer on the laptop which is running Vista. The printer prints properly when printed to from the local machine, the Desktop. The printer connected to the desktop does not print at all when printed to from the remote machine, the laptop. The laptop thinks it has printed fine. There are no messages on the laptop that says that printing did not occur or anything like that. Additionally, there are no messages and or response on the Desktop. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

David W. Norman

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I tried and tried to install and use Win98 ICS software but, as with most MS goods, it gave me nothing but hassles. I bashed my head against the wall for about a week trying to network 1 computer?! Its so hard to tell what software was right for my application. Many would simply refuse to work with ADSL. But then I tried Sygate Home Network. I downloaded it, ran it, and that was it. Both pc's appear in network and all share functions work(even in the trial version). I broke down and bought the full version for $20.00. If youre having problems with ICS, give this one a try.

www.sygate.com
 

A:Solved! Internet sharing/home network

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Alright so here's my scenario:

- I have a small home network with 3 PCs, which I'll call "PC 1", "PC 2", and "PC 3".
- "Folder X" is stored on "PC 1".
- I want to have "Folder X" accessible from "PC 1" and "PC 2", but NOT accessible from "PC 3".

How can I do this?

I've been trying to get this to work for a little while, fiddling with file sharing permissions, but I'm a novice when it comes to networking and permissions. Does anyone know how this might be done correctly? Additionally, I'd also like to set it up so that if any additional PCs are added to the network, they do not have access to "Folder X" by default.

All PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate.
"PC 1" and "PC 3" are 32 bit, "PC 2" is 64 bit.
Using a WRT54G2 Wireless G router.

A:Sharing permissions on a small home network.

Right-click on Folder X. An option will appear to "Share With >". Then select the "Specific People" choice. A list of all the users connected to you network will appear. Select who you wish to share with, and don't select anyone else.

Users added to the network (via adding a new PC) will not automatically have access.

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Hello,

I have a network with multiple OS machines (around 20), sharing files from windows 7 home device.

There is no problem viewing/editing files by other windows 7 machines, the problem that sometimes (3-5 times a day) windows XP machines stops from being able to access the shared files and I have to restart the machine (the sharing device) so that windows XP be able to access it again.

I don't know if the sharing device windows version is the reason of all this or not ! Is it related to the number of computers trying to access it in the same time ?

The weird thing is, win7 devices never faced a problem access files on that win7 home, even at the time when winXP devices stop from being able to access it.

Any ideas how to fix this ?

Thx

A:Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network

Welcome to Seven Forums,

You may start with disabling the Power Management on the XP computers - see attached image.

Also, change the Speed & Duplex of your NIC, fiddle with the setting - see attached image.

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I'm having a network dilemma.

I cannot get my two computers to network AND share the Internet at the same time. I have two Windows XP Pro PCs that network together fine until I add my Internet connection into the mix. As soon as the Internet is added the two computers no longer see each other on the network and only one of the computers has Internet access. The computer with Internet access can vary depending on which one is re-booted first.

Prior to moving to a new community (and switching to a new Internet Provider), I did not have this problem.

I have tried replacing the router, substituting the router with a hub and swapping the network cards. All attempts to fix the problem had no effect.

All I want is to have both computers on the network AND both access the Internet at the same time. I suspect the problem is with Comcast (my Internet Provider.) I remember reading they do something to prevent me from sharing my Internet connection. It's a protection to keep people from dropping a line to a neighbor's house and sub-charging for the access.

Does anyone know of a way around this? Is there an interface setting in my router that will fool the Internet servers into thinking I have only one computer connected? I tried copying the cable modemís MAC number into the router and that did not fix the problem.

Here is the basic equipment rundown:

D-Link Cable Modem
D-Link DFE 530TX+ network card (2)
D-Link DI-602 Router
Comcast Cable Internet
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A:Home Network Not Sharing Internet Connection

In my router there is a setting for automatically setting IP addreses to each computer on the network. Check to make sure you do not have it set to manual.
This is what it is called in my Belkin router......
The DHCP server function makes setting up a network very easy by assigning IP addresses to each computer on the network

This is found under LAN settings.
 

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Hi! Have a new machine running Windows 10 and I'm not sure where to set it to look for files on our network? Other devices can see them, but this one sees some devices, but not all. Let me know if you need more info and thanks in advance for the help!
 

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File sharing / Home Network Setup

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Hi Recently connect to ASDL

i would like to know how to set up my laptop to my desktop with file sharing allowed between both computers.

I am using a Netcomm ASDL Modem Router NB1300 to connect to the internet. Both computers connect to this Via Ethernet cables..

O/S on both computers are Win XP..

Both computers are used at different intervals so both must be able to connect to the internet indvidullay (understand that can not share files if other computer not turn on)

Is this possible to setup with what i have??

all help appricated instruction on set up would be great..

thanks
Yankeebean
 

A:File sharing / Home Network Setup

well according to this site http://www.netcomm.com.au/ADSL/NB1300.php you can connect to computers to the net using one in ethernet and one in usb. but im not sure if you would be able to share files etc. it mentions on the site that you can combine your modem with a switch which will distribute the internet to whichever computers are connected. A switch will let the computers communicate and therefore you can share files.

Hope this helps

ps.Setting up file sharing is simple. Once you have your home network setup (using the wizard?) just find the folders you would like to share, right click and click sharing and security. Then make that a shared folder.
 

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I have 5 computers on my home network..4 PC's and 1 Mac. I want to share video files between the computers and when I try I get the screen that wants my user name and password. Trouble is, I don't know which ones they mean. I know I'm a noob here but others setup my main computer and I had an extended health issue And I can't remember the user name or password. Is it the network password? I have that but I have tried every user name I can think of and I can't get it to work. Thanks in advance!
 

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Ok, I'll try to be as detailed as possible, as I know that it will help in determining the problem; I apologize if
this gets lengthy, though.

I have 4 computers on a home network, all running Windows 7 Ultimate. 3 computers are running the 64-bit version,
one is running the 32-bit version. The 2 desktop computers have Mcafee for the anti-virus and firewall program,
and the 2 laptops have Norton Internet Security 2010. The only PC that cannot connect to the other PCs on the
network is my laptop, which has Windows 7 64-bit and NIS 2010. My brother's laptop, which also have Win7 64-bit
and NIS 2010, was having problems with connecting to the other PCs and being seen on our home network, but I
tweaked some settings on NIS 2010, and now those problems have been resolved. I did the same tweaks on my laptop,
but it did not help. My laptop shows up in the list of PCs on the other computers, but they are unable to connect
to it; likewise, the other PCs show up on my list on my laptop, but I cannot connect to them. When I try to, I get
the message: "Windows cannot access (name of PC)"; when I click on See Details, it gives me "Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found." Clicking the Diagnose button does not help; the Windows troubleshooter is unable
to find the problem.

This also ties into a problem with streaming music on our Xbox 360. At first, my brother was unable to stream
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A:File Sharing and Home Network Issues

did you look at the windows firewall settings?

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i would like to know if i can share a scanner over a home network for free or not?

thanks

A:Sharing a scanner over a home network for free

This shouldn't cost anything as long as you have the proper hardware.


Tag

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Hey

I've recently tried sharing file over my home network and have been having some trouble. I've tried searching on the web for a soultion but haven't really found anything specific to my problem.

ok, i have one computer(my main one) running XP pro that is sharing folders and is my ICS. It has 2 NICS, one integrated and one PCI. One is connected to a cable modem for internet access and the other is connected to a router (Belkin). Wierd setup i know!! i clearly know i can just use the router 2 connect everything but i want to try and set it up this way. On the NIC connected to router i set a static ip on both the router and NIC. The router has the DHCP turn on. From the router I connected a WinXP Pro by cat 5, and have two other computer on wireless.

Internet works fine all the time. When i connect from my laptop running Vista to the main computer to access my shares everything works fine. My problems occurs when i turn on the other pc connected directly to router. I get errors "specified network no longer available" or that i've lost the connection to the shared folder/file. It happens on both computers. When i turn off the wireless on the laptop, the PC shares files fine.

For more info, let me know.
 

A:Problems File Sharing Over Home Network

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Hi all. Hope someone can help with my printer sharing issue. I have 3 systems on my home network, two connected via cat5 to my netgear wireless router and one via 802.11g. All pc's access internet just fine and have no other issues. I have an HP Laserjet 3015 attached to my wife's Dell work pc and would like my home pc (whitebox) and notebook to be able to print to the Laserjet. I've disabled Windows firewall on all three and turned off the Norton IS firewalls on my personal desktop and notebook as well as the McAfee IS on the Dell. I then ran the Network Setup Wizard, making sure to put all three in the same workgroup name, let's say KAIHEAD for example. I then ran the Add a Printer wizard on the wired desktop system and it found the Laserjet connected to the Dell and was able to install drivers and print successfully. I then ran the Add a Printer wizard on the ThinkPad, but to no avail. It does not see the Dell machine, or my personal desktop. I have no idea why it won't see the Dell or whitebox. I do have the highest level of encryption enabled on the ThinkPad, but that shouldn't prevent it from being available on my home network, correct? What are my next steps to figure out how to share the Laserjet with my ThinkPad?

Thanks in advance for your help!!
 

A:Trouble sharing printer on home network

I have an HP Laserjet 3015 attached to my wife's Dell work pcClick to expand...

Is your wifes work PC on a domain? If not then what you want to do is make your home workgroup on all the PC's be the same as the wifes workgroup, make sure you have printer sharting enabled on the wifes work PC, ping the wifes work PC to wensure no firewall is blocking simple pings thwen try doing a start/run and type in \\wifeworkpcname

If this opens a folder there should be one that says printers and all you have to do is go there and right click the printer you shared and pick Connect.
 

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I posted this under Windows NT/2000/XP, but then saw this section of the forum. It may be better responded to here.

I have a home wireless Linksys network, with 3 computers. Its intended purpose was to allow all 3 computers to connect to the Internet via an 11.0 Mbps internet connection via cable TV, which has been successful. However, I have never learned how to have one computer send info to another within my little wireless home network, a feature I would like to have, but which I have never explored. I have recently been messing with shared folders, placing two of the three computers on the wireless network, but have found it elusive as to how to put info in a folder to allow it to be shared by the other computer. I am unsure as to whether I have properly put each computer on the network. (Yes, I know I could put files on a disk in the A or D drive, which I have done, but I was of the impression that I could do things more efficiently this way, instead. Indeed, I would like to be able to download entire programs from one machine to the other. But lets keep it simple.) What I have done so far simply doesn't work. I fully expect to be able to see the shared folders for the other computer by some means, but it isn't happening.

I use Windows XP Pro on my desktop (having replaced what was originally Windows 98 SE) and Windows XP Home Edition on my laptop (original software). The desktop is a Dell Desktop, vintage 2000 w/ Pentium III 598MHz and 128 Mb Memory; The la... Read more

A:How Do I Set Up Sharing Files on a Home Wireless Network?

Yes, this would have been better but you already have two responses to your other thread. Please click on the red triangle in the upper right and ask a moderator to close this one. You could also use the same technique to have the other thread moved here--but no need to since you are getting help.
 

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Homegroup and network -- now you see 'em now you don't. We have 5 computers, 4 of which have Win7 home premium (all 64bit), 1 runs Win7Pro 64 bit. We are using the Lynksys E2000 wireless n router (WPA2 mode). The desktop is directly wired through LAN. Each machine has Norton Internet Security 2011 installed, I have set up each system to 'full trust' (Norton's network map shows all machines on the network.
All workgroup names match. Each computer shows itself as having joined the homegroup. I made sure all libraries are shared and all pcs are discoverable. None of the computers see each other in Network and sharing center network map, or in network, or in homegroup. What's weird about it is sometimes I can get them all showing up and the next day (sometimes only an hour later) - gone. Sometimes one pc goes missing, or two, or all. Individually each machine can connect to the network and has internet access without a problem.
I have tried pinging all machines from each machine and some are reachable, some time out, some unreachable, it's different for each machine each time I do it.
Sometimes resetting the router works for all pcs, sometimes it doesn't. Today it worked on 2 of the machines but less than an hour later they were gone again. I have searched the forums for months and have tried every recommended fix I could find that seemed applicable.
Please, if anyone has any ideas to help me sort this out, I would be forever grateful. Thanks in advance for your time. Oh, and I h... Read more

A:Home network and sharing erratic behavior

Hi Louie. I too am experiencing what I think is the same problem - alas I have no solution (yet). I have a laptop and a printer, connected using WiFi to a router. Laptop and printer can see the internet, but not each other. But, on occasions they do, but then, they no longer do, with nothing I am aware of occurring in between.
I had Kaspersky AV installed on the laptop and have removed it just in case - that wasn't it. I will let you know if I have any success. I too have wasted hours on this!

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Trying to share files between my desktop & laptop. I had it working perfectly..but something happened & i can't figure what.

I'm on a wireless network for both. win xp pro on both.

i double checked that the shared folder on the desktop is checkboxed for sharing. when i ping the laptop it times out sent 4, received 0, lost 4.

but when i ping the desktop from the laptop, it works- sent 4, received 4, lost 0.

Like i said, it was working perfectly before..i haven't touched my firewall settings or anything else. the only thing i can think of is i ran ccleaner..apart from that; not much changed.

please help!!! thanks.
 

A:Troubleshoot sharing files on my home network

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Hey folks....wondering if anyone has had this happen:

I have a simple network at home. 1 desktop PC and 1 laptop PC wirelessly connected through a new netgear rangemax router.

I recently did a full restore on the desktop PC, and just got this new router. Router setup was pretty simple with the built in setup wizard - I am accessing internet from all machines no problem.

Problem: I have enabled file sharing on the main hard drive and several sub-folders on both machines which are both running XP Pro. But, when I try and make a new network place on my laptop to connect to the sharing enabled folders on my desktop, I get an error message that says: "workgroup is not accessable. you might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the administrator to find out if you access permissions. The device is not connected."

I have set the permissions and should be able to access the desktop drive/folders setup for sharing. But I can't.

Also, from my desktop, I have several network places setup on my laptop PC, and I can see those folders/files on my laptop, but I can't copy/move any files - I get an error that says I don't have permission - but again, sharing is enabled on the laptop.

I think this is a config issue but can't quite nail it down. I have both machines on the same domain I've labeled "HOME" and it shows up in the add network places wizard, but it when I try to explore the desktop PC from the laptop that I get... Read more

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Thanks to your forum I am up and running with my 2 vista pcs linked together

Is it possible to view the Desktop pcs Favorites though on the Laptop?

Share them from the Desktop to the Laptop?
 

A:Sharing Favorites - Is it possible to hare them on my home network ?

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Hello,

I have set up a home network using a broadband wireless router. I know how to share the printer and any folder on any of the 3 computers. But can I share the USB scanner that is connected to one of the 3 PCs?

Thanks,
Greg
 

A:Is sharing a USB device (scanner) possible over home network?

Not normally. Most scanner drivers are not designed to allow sharing. Since you have to be next to the scanner to load the material to be scanned, it's somewhat pointless for most folks anyway.
 

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I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop, all running windows 7. #1 is running 7 professional, #2 is running 7 Home premium, Laptop is running 7 Home premium. All are 64 bit systems.

#1 can access no files on #2 and only user files on laptop.
#2 can access all shared files and folders on #1 and laptop
Laptop can access all shared files and folders on #1 and #2

All computers have the same workgroup and home network name. The date and time are set exactly the same on all three. I have gone through all the normal steps I can think of. File sharing is on, discovery is on, passwords are off. When I try to open a folder on #2 from #1 I get the message "Windows cannot access \\#2\folder name", "you do not have permission to access \\...\ contact system administrator. I get the same message when trying to open folders in laptop from computer #1. I'm about ready to do a system recover on #1 and start from scratch. Any help will be appreciated.

A:Home network not sharing folders with one computer.

I had the same problem, kept trying to figure out why. 24 hours later it just worked. Someone with more knowledge might know the answer, for me it just needed time.

Check this too:

HomeGroup uses IPv6 for multicast discovery. If you get error code 0x80632094 when you try and enter a valid password, then check that the IPv6 protocol is checked in the NIC properties. Network and Sharing Center, Change adapter connections, right-click and examine Properties for IPv6. You could also try this registry method:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\

Add a DWORD, DisabledComponents with a value 0xffffffff, this disables all IPv6 components. Restart the computer now edit 0xffffffff to 0. This enables IPv6.

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I have a questions regarding network sharing.
Can you only share files and folders that are in the 'Public folder' when using Vista.
I have 3 computers at home 2 using Vista and 1 using XP.
Both Vista computers can access all the files and folders on the XP computer but If I try to to access any other folder than 'Public' using the XP computer I get asked for a user name and password. I don't have passwords sert up on my computers.

A:Sharing Vista computers on home network

You have to have User Name and Password on Each computer to share files. Go to Control Panel/Users and set up passwords. Also make sure that you are sharing the files you want on that computer.

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

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I have had a 3 computer home network that has been sharing files equally for quite some time. That is, I could share folders comonly with all four computers, using a common Work Group Name and login.

Recently I replaced one of the computers with a new one and set conections and parameters to inlcude the new computer on ther network.

Here is the present setup:

Computer #1 WinXP Home
Computer #2 (new) Win2K (replacing old Win2K computer)
Computer #3 Win98
Now computer #1 can read and modify files in folders on #2 and #3.
Computers #2 and #3 can share and modify files on each other.
But...
Neither #2 or #3 can read or modify files on Computer #1. When I try to access #1 from #2 or #3 I receive a message that I do not have access to do so. The login I am using for all three is the same administrative user. The workgroup is the same for all three computers. I have set the sharing properties on Computer #1 to allow network users to share and change files.

What am I missing that needs to be done to give #2 and #3 access to #1?

 

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I have two computers connected to a hub. They have seperate IP addresses. My AT&T cable moden is plugged into the hub. Both computers can connect to the internet without a problem.
Both computers are set to the workgroup @home.
If I click on network neighborhood, neither computer shows up and I can't get file and print sharing to work.
Any suggestions?
 

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On my desktop, I have my pictures folder mapped to an external harddrive. The pictures icon still shows under This PC, which is where I want it.

I have a new laptop, also with Windows 8.1, and I'm trying for the same setup. However, when I try to set it up I can only get the icon to show in the library and not under My PC. When I try to work it to show under My PC, I get a message saying the files need to be indexed. I have tried to index them but I haven't been able to. Network files don't show as an option for indexing.

Any ideas?

A:Problem sharing folder on network drive and indexing

Nevermind. It resolved itself after a reboot.

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My office has a shared network folder with shared excel spreadsheets used by multiple persons at the same time. We have always had slow connectivity, but after moving the shared folder to another network server (in another city) we are having major issues, to name a few:
1-Read only pops up all the time and it takes 2.54 min to go through all the read-write boxes in order to bring up the spreadsheet
2-spinning circles constantly
3-access denied, contact administrator
4-file cannot be located
5-comments in cells not saving
6-Lost data and having to restore from server
I've been told even though we are all desktop and lines to a computer room, that we wifi over to another building, then to the city where the server is located....most bizarre stuff I've ever encountered.

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Hello,
I have created a small home network using broadband router (SMCWGBR14-N) and hooked up 1 desktop pc (wired), 1 network printer (wired) and 1 laptop (wireless). FYI: OS is XP Prof for both computers.
A couple of things are working OK, like: I can go online and print both wired and wireless BUT I am not being able to create a workgroup (example: "HOMENETWORK") where I can share my files/folders/drive with other PC. I tried through "set up a small office network" in My Network Place but
a) when I go to "view workgroup computer" - cannot access.
b) try to share a folder and it is not allowing me - " error message: workgroup not found or not created", something like that !!

What am I doing wrong? Please let me know the step by step procedure.

Thanks.

Sincerely Yours,
- Bertrand.
 

A:Sharing files/folders in a small home network

1. Make sure everyone is in the same workgroup. (This has nothing to do with file sharing, but it cuts down on broadcasts and makes finding other computers easier.)

2. Make sure any firewalls allow access to your own network. This is not enabled by default. How you do this depends on the firewall.

3. Make sure user accounts are duplicated on all machines. Accounts other than yours do not have to have administrator access, they just should be there. This cuts down on problems with shares.

You should be able to share files and ping other computers by name at this point. My Network Places will eventually be populated, but it can take up to 58 minutes for this to happen. Remember that My Network Places is more like a catalog of what's out there. It has nothing to do with file sharing.

Courtney
 

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i have a home network with 2 laptops, a desktop & a wireless router. all the computers are connected wirelessly. the internet works fine on all the computers, but i want to know how can i share files between computers? e.g. can a send a word document from my desktop to my laptop through the wireless network? or can i play mp3 files from my desktop on my laptop through the wireless network? how do i go about setting up this configuration? 2 of the computers are running windows vista & the other one is windows xp home sp 2.
thanks troy
 

A:sharing files & folders on wireless home network?

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

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I'm stumped. I want to set up my home network (5 PC's on an ethernet hub; 4 PC's running Win98 and 1 running W2K) to use one machine to share a dialup internet connection as a gateway router for the other 4 and also provide parental controls (preferably at the connection-sharing machine). I can do the connection sharing with SolidShare (which works perfectly and transparently). I can do the parental controls with Norton Internet Security, though it works at the client and not at the connection-sharing server. The trouble is that I can't do both. NID hoses SolidShare, which the SolidShare support folks acknowledge and don't plan to change.<p>
What I'd like to find out is whether anybody knows of a compatible pair of packages: 1 for connection sharing and 1 for parental controls. Essentially what I want to do is turn the sharing machine into a firewall with connection-sharing and parental control capabilities. If I had to do parental controls at the clients, I could, though it would be better at the server. NIS's parental controls are very flexible and easy to set up, but I need something that works with connection sharing.<p>
Please don't suggest Windows 98 Internet Connection Sharing, since ICS is ugly on Win98 - hard to set up and not transparent for the clients. If you tell me ICS is a lot better on W2K, I guess might be able to use it.<p>
Any suggestions you could make would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 

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So, this is what I want to do, can anyone tell me if it is possible and if so how to do it? Thank you

I have a new Windows 7 Desktop that is fresh and has a large HDD. I have an old Windows 7 Laptop with a smaller HDD, but it has many files ie: Music, Movies, Games that i would like to be able to access(full permissions) to sometimes transfer or copy between. Now this may seem simple, but I want to share the root of the drive on the Windows 7 Laptop to the desktop and only the desktop! I say this because there is at least 4 other computers on my network that I DO NOT want to have any access to my files. Every time i go to the advanced file sharing in the root of the drive, it looks like it is trying to share it with access available to Everyone, which I do not want. Please, if you understand what I am trying to do and know the steps I would be very appreciative if you could help me. Thanks Guys

A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\192.168.0.10\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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I have a question:

I have a home workgroup set up. I just installed a hard drive, 3 partitions, set the sharing so others on the network can change files, and yet it will pop up: "access is denied"

my older drives have no problem. I can't see the difference in setting.

What could be the issue? Can you please help?

Thank you

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riddle solved. I unshared and shared the drives again and it fixed the error. thanks.

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Hi everyone,

I have decided to set up a simple network at my home. I have got 2 PC's (one ground floor, one up staris), printer, TV and router.

Now, my router has got only 4 sockets for RJ45 (no usb connection available). My target is to have one storage hard drive of 2TB for sharing pictures, files and automatic backup from PC's. Make of my router is D-link DIR-615.

I want to have PC's connected by RJ45 for quick file transfer and TV as well to load movies from external/network hard drive so 3 of 4 ports are already used.

I want to have my printer online in network all the time, so any PC can print at any time without connecting USB cable. Also I do not want to plug my printer into PC downstaris and share it in the network because if PC will be switched off, PC upstaris won't be able to print. So I want all my devices have connected to the router. Printer does not support ethernet interface as well (only usb connection).

I've got a choice to buy an External Hard Drive (USB) or Network Hard Drive. I have choosen these two:

http://www.comet.co.uk/p/Networking...-MY-BOOK-LIVE2TB-Networking-Hard-Drive/703869
http://www.comet.co.uk/p/3.5-inch-D...AAU0020HBK-3.5-inch-Desktop-Hard-Drive/726109

As I said, I got 2 devices to connect to my network, and there is also one port available. I know, we got many different hubs etc, but what about printer? It supports only USB 2.0.

I have also found very basic NAS on ebay:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayIS... Read more

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I have win7 on two pc's at home connected through a wireless route (lets call them pc1 and pc2)r. I have shared drives on both of the pcs but I can only access pc1's shared drive from pc2 but when i try to map the drive from pc2 to pc1, i get this message

\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??

A:Access denied file sharing over home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by swarley


I have win7 on two pc's at home connected through a wireless route (lets call them pc1 and pc2)r. I have shared drives on both of the pcs but I can only access pc1's shared drive from pc2 but when i try to map the drive from pc2 to pc1, i get this message

\\PC1is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.

Why does this happens as I followed the same steps for each pc??


For this problem you need to make sure that the Time and Date are in sync on both machines. You may need to check the bios Time and Date to make sure it's correct also.

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.

Thanks,
Adahn
 

A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)
 

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Bought a new laptop with wireless card. Can connect to the internet through the Linksys broadband router. This router is connected directly to my desktop. (Both run on XP home edition)

I think that I have done all that is needed to set up the in-home network. I have some folders in the desktop that I set up as shared and I can access them using the laptop. I had set these up as shared files quite awhile ago so that I could share with my old windows 98 PC.

Last night I decided to add more folders for file sharing,so I right clicked on them, went to sharing and security and turned them into shared files. But using Windows Explorer on the laptop, I do not see these new folders. How is it that some old files are shared yet the new ones I want to add don't want to cooperate. What have I overlooked ?

Thanks,

Jay
 

A:Solved: file sharing - wireless home network

I don't know about using Windows Explorer, but what happens (if you have these in the same workgroup) if you (on the laptop) go into My Network Places, click on view workgroup computers, and then double click the desktop's icon?

Or, if you're not using same workgroup, what do you get with
Start - Run - \\desktop - OK where 'desktop' is the desktop's name or IP address?
 

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I want to set up a central storage location for my home's digital media (videos, music, etc) so that it can be shared with all my devices (PS3, tv, computers, etc) and I was wondering what is the BEST way to go about this. I've looked into different setups and here are the options I have found and their pros and cons:

Option A): A wireless n router with a USB port that would allow for an external hard drive to be connected. Pros: cheaper than a NAS device....Cons: some say (including CNET) that external hard drives don't do well at streaming HD videos through a router

Option B): a wireless n router with a NAS device attached. Pros: proven to stream HD videos better (according to CNET)....Cons: costs more than option A (cheapest NAS disk-less device is about $150)

Are there other options I have not found or considered? Do the pros and cons I have found sound accurate? Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Best setup for digital media sharing over home network?

Option A): A wireless n router with a USB port that would allow for an external hard drive to be connected. Pros: cheaper than a NAS device....Cons: some say (including CNET) that external hard drives don't do well at streaming HD videos through a routerClick to expand...

I have this setup - using a linksys router WAG320N and stream wirelessly to my TV via a Humax PVR and also Via a Panasonic TV both internet connected via a wireless repeater - stream music OK, and i have streamed a couple of videos - BUT not extensive , as I had my Humax PVR and stream HD via iplayer over the net all OK - also trailed Sky on humax and that also worked very well

However, I will be adding a NAS server later as i want to be able to add more than 1 drive and have more contol of the media server - Probably a Qnap device , I'm quite disappointed with the way the media server works - as the music is listed alphabetically , so an album is shown with the titles in alphabetic order , I also want to be able to manage the server from a remote device
Also Raid can be used , so there is some redundancy and less risk of losing everything if the drive goes down, which it will do eventually

But the Router option is OK for the moment and a lot cheaper as you say ..

How do intend to connect the music to the Hifi, I use the Humax/TV onto a hifi amp at the moment
what will the main use be ?
And what kit do you intend to connect to ?
 

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Hello everyone,

This is not a serious problem, but would appreciate your assistance. I have ADE on two computers using W7 and W8.1 respectively.. I would like to have the same reading materials on each. How can I set them up so that when a book is added to one ADE it is automatically added to the second one? Both computers are in the same Homegroup.

Roxie3852

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I have three computers in a home network, each running XP Home. I share folders between all three. Computer A can access all the shared folders on computers B & C without problems and computers B & C can access each other's shared folders without problems.

However, computers B & C cannot access the shared files on computer A. Computers B & C can see computer A's shared folders in their My Network Places, but when I try to access the folders on A from either B or C, I get an error message something like "\\Computer A\Folder X is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied".

I have tried all the usual things and suggestions from threads on this and similar forums, but the problem still persists. For example, I have re-run the network setup wizard many times on each PC; I have checked the PCs are all in the same workgroup; I use Zone Alarms Professional and have tried turning it off; I use Norton AV and have tried turning off things like Internet worm protection; etc etc.

I found an article on Microsoft's technet website at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913...C are not part of the local network, but why?
 

A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption &#8220;Access Denied&#8221; Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
 

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I am trying to share my DVD drive on my desktop (running Win 8.1) so I can access it on my Notebook (running Win 7 Pro) (so that I can load some software on the notebook from a DVD).

The instructions seem to be clear - set up the share on the PC with "Properties > Advanced Sharing etc", then map to it from the Notebook, and I have followed these instruction carefully.

But when I get to mapping to the shared drive,

( I have tried using both the PC name & its IP address: ie \\192.168.1.13\DVDrive or \\Toshi\DVDrive),

it goes looking but always comes back with
"Windows cannot access <either if those names>...
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your network
Error code: 0x8007005 "

Both machines and the WiFi network seem to work well in all other respects.
Both machines belong to the same workgroup (WORKGROUP); the workgroup password is the same on both machines.

I have also tried sharing a simple folder, and get the same problem. I must be doing something wrong or missing an important step.
HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.
 

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