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Problem with network file-sharing.

Q: Problem with network file-sharing.

I'm having some trouble with the file sharing in Windows XP.

I am using Windows XP Professional with Simple File Sharing across my LAN. On my computer I have set my C:\Download\ folder (containing all the files I download from the Internet) as a shared folder so that I can distribute programs through the LAN easily. The entire LAN has read-only access to this folder.

All the computers, including mine, have the XP Service Pack 2 installed.

However, I have noticed that newly downloaded files, notably those downloaded into the folder after I had set the folder as a shared one, cannot be shared. When I attempt to use one of the other commputers on the LAN to copy those files, I get a 'Cannot copy FILENAME: Access denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and the file is not currently in use.' error dialogue box.

This error will disappear if I reset the folder's sharing, i.e. if I un-share and then re-share it.

Why does this occur? Is there any way I can fix it?

A: Problem with network file-sharing.

I'm not sure why this occurs, but the first thing I do with XP is turn off simple file sharing. I know I never see this happen on any network I've configured...

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Hi all I'll try and keep this short. I have 3 computers, XBOX 360 and a Wii. Everything access the net just fine. The 2 desktop machines wireless XP SP 2 and hard wired Vista with a USB printer attatched to it. These 2 can see each other, exchange files and print just fine. They both can see the wireless laptop with XP SP 2 also but neither of them can access files on it!!. Here is the kicker....the laptop can see both the other computers and even access files from both!! So why can't the other 2 access the laptop? Also the XBOX can access both desktops but not the laptop but it too can see the laptop!!!! I been fooling with this for about 4 hours now and figured I better ask for help......HELP!!!!
 

A:Network file file and print sharing problem

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I am tearing my hair out over this one, its really driving me nuts.

Today I got a new wireless card for my laptop, and a new router to replace my aging linksys as it was giving me a load of problems (new one is d-link 4300 if it matters).

Everything seemed to work fine out of the box, I can access the internet etc on both my laptop and my desktop, with no problems whatsoever.

The problem is with accessing files on the desktop from the laptop and vice versa. Both machines are visibile in 'workgroup computers' and can access themselves, but when i try and access the one from the other the window seems to hang for a long while before telling me that it isnt accessible or i might not have permission to view it..

Anything immediately come to mind which may help me?

Cheers

N

A:Network file sharing problem

is it shared with read and write ? unshare it and reshare it somethimes windows is buggy or weird in the network sharing

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Hello all, and thanks in advance for any help.

I have a wireless router, Netgear WGR614, and three computers networked together. All three computers are running Vista Home Premium. Two are laptops wireless and the other is a desktop wired to router.

Before, the desktop had XP on it, and three USB external drives hooked up to it. Everything was working fine, and one morning I could no longer access the external drives, so I tried everything I could find to fix it, and I ended up doing a system restore, which got it working again. Then it stopped the next day.

I decided to just install Vista, to get them all on the same OS, which should fix everything....I wish.

I have all the computers on the same work-group, all have discovery on, file sharing turned on, none are password protected.

My computers can see each other, I can see the shared folders, but when I try and access the shared files, I get a message that says "Windows cannot access \\Desktop\shared drive". I have set up the sharing where everyone can access or change the contents.

The weird part is that when I connect the laptop wired to the router, everything works. Just doesn't work wirelessly. I have checked the router settings, and did not see any wireless settings that I thought would affect anything.

I have turned the firewall off on all computers, same issue....can see computer and shared files, but cannot access them.

Any help would be appreciated... Philip Earle
 

A:Network and File Sharing Problem

Vista's default network configuration is to inhibit file sharing if the accounts have no passwords. Try creating passwords on the login accounts, then turn off password protected sharing, see if that helps.
 

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I use a wirless home network. I share the "My Documents" folder and the "Favorites" folder from my C drive. Well, I had a problem with my desktop that caused me to reformat and reinstall Windows XP. Now, when I use my network, I can share files but not the "My Documents" or "Favorites" files.
Someone told me that Windows prohibits the sharing of the Documents and Settings folders. If that is true, why was I able to share those files on my network before I reformated the C drive and reinstalled the operating system?
Is there something in the network settings that will permit me to share theses folders?
 

A:File Sharing Problem On Network

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I am having a windows XP file sharing issue I am wondering if anyone can help out with.

I have a home network with three computers all connected via a Linksys wireless router. Computer A is a PC running XP Pro connected via wired connection. Computer B is a PC running XP Home connected via wireless. Computer C is a laptop runnning XP Pro connected via wireless. Computers A and B can file share and print share no problem. Computer C is the one I am having a problem with. Computer C can see computers A and B, but when trying to access shared files or printer computer I get the dreaded "You might not have permission to use this network resource..." error. Computers A and B do not even see computer C. Computer C has no problem connecting to the Internet. Computer C can ping computers A and B.

Here is what I have done so far.
- verified the work group names are the same on all three computers.
- ensured simple file sharing is activated
- turned off the firewall on all computers.
- created a admin user account on computer A that matched that of Computer C.
- under services.msc ensured Server Service is started and set to automatic.
- enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP
- thrown computer C out of a three-story window (okay, so I haven?t tried that yet)

Any ideas?
 

A:network file sharing problem

if a and b can get to c the file sharing in c is not set right
look at your sharing and security tabs settings
under sharing I make a new share add the admin and network and remove everybody
then under security I again add admin the owner IE: (user name same machine)
and again the network
set all nics to auto speed duplex or the matching speed duplex of slowest nic
mine are set to 100/full duplex
 

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My computer; Vista Ultimate x64: Daughters computer XP. Mainly used to share photos on my computer to my daughters. Previously had 7 folders of pictures authorized to share, but recently noticted that only 5 of the 7 showed on her computer under My Network Places. The only reason I noticed is because I attempted to add another shared folder and it was showing up on her computer including folders that were not authorized. While she could not access them they were there. I have attempted to unshare and reshare 2 of the original that are not showing up but they just won't show. I have checked all authorities and permissions and they are correct. They are not subfolders and do not have subfolders, which shouldn't matter. The latest folder I attempted to add: on my computer they are in one folder but shows up on her computer as subfolders including the folders already there.
As I stated I have unshared and reshared and rebooted computer many times but they are conflicting. Any ideas??

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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?

 

A:Home network file sharing problem

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Hello all,

i use a program called Hamachi between me and a mate. The program basically enables a virtual lan over the internet. We play games such as cnc3 over it its really gd! The only problem is we also want to be able to share files etc, i know how to set up networks but this is just refusing to work on my side.

After loggin onto hamachi etc all thats left to do is set user permissions/file access to the files we want to share.

If you have guest enabled you can view the shared files no probs on both of our computers but we want extra security and need passwords.

Basically i set up on his computer a seperate login for me to use (moka) and set the permissions on the folder to share (took away everyone and just added moka), also added a password. When i connect to his computer the login screen comes up i type in the details and im in, done.

But when he connects to me the login screen does not appear. I have done everything i can think of, its set up the same way, but instead of displaying a login screen so he can type in details of his account on my pc it just shows cannot access, file permission etc (sry cannot remember exactly).

We can both ping each other fine, play games fine, share files under guest account with no password fine.

Its not to do with the hamachi program itself rather windows (obviously), just where !!

Please can some network wizard share his knowledge and tell me whats probably wrong?

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A:Network over internet, File sharing, Problem.

VLAN connection working but file sharing is not?

Are you using XP Pro and if so did you go into My Computer and select Tools then Folder Options. then View, scroll down to the bottom and make sure
: Use simple file sharing (Recommended) is checked.. then click on apply
 

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Hi,

I am having a problem whereby my computers do not see each other on my home network. To quickly summarize, I have a Dell desktop using Windows XP connected to a Netgear router which my Dell laptop using XP is wirelessly connected to as well (but this problem also occurs when I connect to the router with the ethernet cable). Neither computer has trouble accessing the Internet. The computers 90% of the time do not see each other on the network when I go to my Network Places however sometimes they appear but when clicked on am told that I do not have access to the other computer's files.

In addition, I have a Netgear print server connected through the router to my HP LaserJet printer. The desktop has no issue identifying and printing to this printer but the laptop only occasionally can locate and even rarer can print on the printer. The file to be printed just "hangs" on the laptop. The print server appears to be recognized as part of the network on my desktop but not my laptop.

I have tried numerous things including unplugging devices, reinstalling print server, changing network name, shutoff my Sygate firewall software, etc.. and have not been able to get the computers to regularly see each other and share files (and in the case of the laptop, print). Any assistance is appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Network File/Print Sharing Problem

PCs need to be on same workgroup,File and printer sharing installed,have at least one shared folder,Within the same IP range,Have permissions set to allow access,disable windows firewall or install SP2.
How good a connection is the wireless device?
 

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I am having a problem sharing files over my wireless network. I have two computers on the network. One computer can see the other computer on the network but can't access it and the other one can't even see the other computer. Obviously I'm having a problem on the one computer that can't connect to the other. The one that can connect uses wireless-g and the one that can't uses wireless-a. I am using a Linsys Wireless A + G broadband router. If there is any other information needed please let me know and thank you for the help!

Dennis
 

A:File Sharing Over Wireless Network Problem

Not sure if the router can do A and G at the same time. I know they use different frequencies. Try giving Linksys a call. 1-800-LINKSYS. If you call around 8pm or so, you get a better chance of talking to someone in the US.
 

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I have a problem with my PC, it cannot see or be seen by other PC's on the network


PC1 Vista Ultimate 64, wired ( PC with problem )
PC2 Windows XP64, wired
PC3 Laptop with Vista Home Premium, wireless

Zoom ADSL x6 router

PC2 and PC3 can see each other
PC1 cannot see PC2 or PC3, PC2 and PC3 cannot see PC1.

All PC's are on same workgroup ( MSHOME ), network setting on PC1 are the same as PC3.
PC1 can ping and be pinged from PC2 and PC3.

Also my hair is falling out and I have no fingernails left upto the second knuckle joint



I've tried lots of things but when I enter 'nbtstat -RR' into cmd I get amessage saying

'Failed to access NetBT driver -- NetBT may not be loaded'
 

A:Vista file sharing/network problem

4 ideas. Please restart after each one is completed, and test again

1.

Start->Run->CMD to open a command prompt.

netsh winsock reset catalog (Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults)

netsh int ip reset reset.log (Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults)

2.

Network Connections --> your Network Connection --> Properties --> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) --> Properties --> Advanced --> WINS -->
and checked that Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is selected

3.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs: (Start->Run->Services.msc)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

4.

1. Click Start, click Run, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. Locate and double-click the following registry subkey:
"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Lsa"
3. On the right hand side, double-click restrictanonymous.
4. Set the number in the Value data box to 0, and click OK.
5. Close Registry Editor.
6. Restart the computer.



Hopefully one of those will do it
If it works, I'd like to know which did do it as well
 

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Hello

I appreciate any help you can provide. I had a two pc network up and running til about eight moths ago. I had a bad nic card and it was replaced. I simply do not remember it I ever got the network up again after that or not. I would like to get it back now and your advice and help will do the trick.

Running Win 98se on both puters.
The main pc uses dial up to access the internet. (Soon to switch to DSL if that makes a difference.)

The office pc is set up with ICS to access the web through the main.

I am able to use the office and browse the web just fine.

Yet, I am unable to share files between the pc's. In fact, Network Neighborhood will not show either computers in each pc.

My question is, why can I browse the internet through the main, but the file sharing does not work?

And, how do I get the file sharing back up?

Thanks
 

A:WIN 98se network file sharing problem

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I have two computers on my network. Both use Win7-64 Ultimate and both have Homegroups enabled with all the file types enabled (video, printers, etc).
My problem is that I get an error message when I try to connect to any subdirectory under the users name (on the other computer). I can see the file structure and can see the subdirectory, I just cannot open it up when I click on it (using Explorer under the "Network" heading. The error message is something like this: You do not have permission to access (network directory name and file name). By the way, I have enabled sharing with my C: drives on both machines. Any ideas of what setting I am missing?
Edit: Forgot to mention that I can share files with other drives and subdirectories, just not the ones under C:\Users\(UserName)

A:file sharing permission problem over network

anybody?

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I used to be able to share files across my local workplace network. Some how that failed in the last two weeks. By now, I have tried so many permutations that I need an uncluttered mind help me straighten out my mess.

Ok ... I am dealing with 2 WinXP Pro systems, with all the latest MS updates and patches. One is a laptop, that I synch with the desktop, such that I maintain one master set of files on the desktop.

1. Configured workplace names to be same on both systems
2. both connect to a router/gateway via ethernet for connectivity and DSL
3. simple file sharing is set on
4. I can ping either system from from either system
5. have set specific folders for file sharing
6. Both computers can see the workgroup name (most of the time)
7. either computer can see it's own shared files
8. neither computer can see the other computer using network places
9. Oh ... forgot to mention, I disabled Norton Anti... and firewalls

It is entirely possible that there is still something inhibiting the access or somehow got changed in the last few weeks. I get the message that say "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."

I expect this has come up before ... but I didn't find a similar issue or

I am stuck ... could use some help. thanks
 

A:WinXP Pro network/file access/sharing problem

I would start by pinging both PC's from one another; IP address and hostname. If you can't do both, a firewall may still be interferring.

Then I would disable simple file sharing on both PC's, so you can configure permissions manually. Check both the share and security permissions on the folders you are trying to share. Share permissions should be set to allow the Everyone group "Full Control". Security over the files you want to share (at the top level of the folder structure), I would add whatever your logon is and make sure it is also set to "Full Control".

To keep it simple, ensure the username/password is the same on both PC's, that way you won't be prompted to type in a username/password to authenticate.

If you want to re-enable your firewall you could do, but you may still have to configure them (Windows: Exceptions - Norton IS: Alot more options!)
 

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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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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 “Access Denied” 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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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
Is it normal that, with WIN7... Read more

A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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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 have a netbook (home 64bit win10) and a PC (64bit pro win7) sharing the same wired hub. I want them to be entirely 'un-networked' so that no communication between them is possible. I have tried to turn off 'file and printer sharing' on my PC (because i assume i should) but when i reboot i find it turned back on. I've seen this problem addressed in this and other forums, but no solution that i could comprehend.

I also have a (VMP74) media player running off the hub and would like to access video files on my PC from that device, but only if that does not compromise access between netbook and PC.

I should add - in case it's not obvious - that i really don't have much of a clue what i'm doing and am very confused with the myriad options. Particularly the 'local' 'home or work' 'public' 'all' and media streaming options, whatever they are.

I'd be grateful if someone could explain and/or confirm what radio buttons to tick to achieve what i want to do. Many thanks

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Hi,

I have been going crazy trying to get my PC to share files with a couple of laptops.
I am running Windows 7 64 Bit and the laptops are running Windows 7 64 bit and Windows XP.

I have enabled file sharing but The Windows 7 Laptop keeps giving me an unknown error when trying to join a home group after I have typed in the password from my PC. The XP Laptop doesn't even find my PC on the network. Files sharing worked fine using my old router but I have just updated to a Virgin Media Super Hub and think it's either something to do with Anti-Virus Software blocking connections or the security setup of my Virgin Super Hub.

Jimmy PC is the laptop I am trying to share with as you can see from the picture. Are the gaps in the connection of any significance to my issue? I can share my internet connection with it with no issues but I can't share files.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris

A:File Sharing and Homegroup Sharing Problem

Hi chrisino, when you've read this link, post back.

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I'm trying to set up shared folders on an XP computer, to be viewed on a windows 7 computer.

My setup is this:

Windows 7 (ZombyGeek-PC) --------- Router --------- Windows XP (Desktop-PC)

Both computer's are under the same workgroup name: ZOMBYHORDE

I can access the "Public Folders" in windows 7 from windows xp, but I cannot access the "Shared Documents" folder in windows xp from windows 7.

When in windows 7, clicking "Desktop-PC" from the network window, i'm prompted for a user name and password. I've typed in the windows xp username and password AND the windows 7 user name and password, but both say "Login Failure: unknown user name or bad password." Which is not true.

I don't know what else to do. I've been searching Google all day.

A:Network file sharing between xp and 7

I think I have a similar problem, although it seems to be intermittent.

I also am prompted for "Network Password" ......whatever that is, but only "sometimes".

Often I can see my files on XP with no problem ........no clue what I'm doing to cause the problem to come and go.

I can provide more details if that would help.

Oh, and I have never been able to turn on network discovery in Win 7 (home network by the way .....not work or public). I set it, but then it gets turned off after I save/exit and return.

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I have a Local Area Network at home with my desktop and laptop hooked to it. I set the file sharing options to share my laptop files with my desktop and my desktop files with my laptop. From the desktop, I can access the files on the laptop, but when I try to access the desktop files from the laptop, it tells me that:

\\MikeSulek\My Documents is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.

What am I doing wrong?
 

A:Network File Sharing

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My parents have recently bought a new HP Touchsmart and I was finally glad they did so. Now I could free up space on my pc and also be able to play around with a new pc.
I got this bright idea that I would setup a personal network of sorts and would be able to freely transfer files from one pc to the other over the wireless network (instead of constantly moving around an External HDD) Thinking with vista that it would be somewhat easy to setup and use. Well surprise surprise that blew up in my face.
After wasting nearly 10hrs total of scouring every nook and cranny that is the internet I found many answers but no solution would work for me. I have two distinct problems atmo:
1. after sharing a folder on one pc I am unable to access it and I get the error of incorrect file path/denied access upon trying to diagnose the problem. On some files I am able to view 1 or 2 folders deeper but eventually ends up with the same problem.
2. When I am able to transfer files it gets as slow as 64 KB/s (Bytes not bits) when it should be at least 5MB/s since the wireless says it is capable of 50Mb/s
Solutions I've tried:
1. I have tried disabling the windows Firewall and also changed password protected file sharing to off. Also applying the user Everyone with full control of the files in question, ensuring both pc's are on the same workgroup.
2. I have disabled "Remote Differential Compression" to no change in speed. Though I noticed while transferring photos(6GB worth) the transfe... Read more

A:Network File Sharing Help

Try booting these machines to [safe mode + net] and testing from there. If it's still the same thing, get yourself a crossover ethernet cable and monitor the transfer speeds when the wireless infrastructure is bypassed (wireless is frequently Teh Suck).

If you report back with that info, it may be possible to suggest a more practical solution.

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I have 4 PCs on my network and all with Win 8 Pro installed. All have the same workgroup and are included in the same HomeGroup. Three of them have my user name and password for login and the fourth has another user and PW as login. Both users have Windows accounts (Hotmail) as their login accounts. One of the PCs I use as a server for all our data, pix, downloads, etc. The PCs with my login, including the server, can log onto the other PCs without using a PW, including the PC with the other user name. The PC with the other username cannot log onto any of the other 3 without a username & password. On that machine I can log onto the server by entering my username and PW when I try to access it, but can't use the username of that PC.

A:File sharing on network

I am assuming you want to share the contents of your user folders across the machines. If not, then modify what I say accordingly. I'd start by making sure password protected sharing is not enabled on any machine. Next, I would (1) be sure that all the checkbox items available in HomeGroup are shared on each computer (or modify accordingly) and (2) share any other folders you want to share by right clicking on the folder to be shared and selecting "Share with" HomeGroup (Note that you may not have to share the Users folder; it appears typically to be shared with "Everyone" default in Win8). At this point, I'd restart all the machines and see how everything is working. If things aren't satisfactory, then I'd examine the sharing/security settings for the machines that are working properly and set the setting on the machines that are not working satisfactorily analogously--and restart all the machines again. If you still have disliked peculiarities, then I'd live with them. Also, after the second restart, you might just use the machines for a while before spending more time trying to get things exactly as you want them. Things can change unexpectedly after a little time elapses. Oh, and make sure that your network is shown as a Private network on each computer.

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Is there anyone who could help me with this

I've bought an aver revo pc to use as a media centre and have installed xmbc in it

My problem is even though I have specified which files I want to share over the network I'm getting an error asking for a user name and password on the revo

It looks like my windows 7 pc has some sort of password on my files??

Is there any way to make sure I can share all my files with no restriction on them?

A:File sharing over network help

Go in Network and Sharing Center, on the top left, select 'Change Advanced Sharing settings'.
You will find a setting to turn off password protected sharing...

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Hi.

My problem:

I have two computers (both running XP Pro SP2), and I want to share a HDD (and some folders) on one of them, but so no one else on my network can view them. I disabled the XP firewall, took simple file sharing off, and set the permissions so that only I can access the drive.

When I go to open the drive from my main computer, I get the following screens:

(URLs have been broken up because this forum won't let me post them. )

http ://www.skiny. co.uk/images/other/Log%20on.PNG

I've entered the correct username and password for the computer

Once I enter the user info, I get this:

http://www.skiny .co.uk/images/other/Network%20Error%201.PNG

Does anyone know what I might be doing wrong? Even if I set the permissions so everyone can connect to it, it still gives the same error. If I use Simple File Sharing, it works fine.

I can also connect fine from that computer to my main computer.
Any idea what could be wrong?
 

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Hi there, I would like to know is it possible to connect pc's on different wireless network, I have wireless internet at my office and home, i would like to connect to my pc at the office remotely to access the files and sync it with my laptop
2) i would also like to connect to another pc remotely at a different location to allow file sharing and syncing of files to laptop
 

A:network and file sharing

First, make sure you're allowed to remotely access your work computer and install software on it.

For remote access, use LogMeIn.
https://secure.logmein.com/

For file syncing, use Dropbox.
http://www.dropbox.com
 

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What would be the quickest way to transfer big files to another computer on a network? Need to know if just a copy and paste is quickest or if there is a file sharing program or like a network download accelorator or something. Thanks
Andy
 

A:Network File sharing

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Hi all

I work for tech support also (duh) and need some help with this:

On a company, a Functional Malibox (mailbox shared by lots of persons) has reached on the Exchange Server (3rd party managed) its maximum size. They cannot receive mails any longer.

Then I decided to create a single PST file from all the mails and store it on a network server.

Then I made 1 user to open that PST file from his OUTLOOK 2000 -> success, the file was oppened and can be read/modified

I went with a 2nd user and made exactly the same so he/she can use the file -> all ok, the 2nd user can open it and read/modify it

Then, surprise, the 1st user is no longer able to even open the PST file.
I checked for proper rights on the folder that stored the PST file -> all are ok, both users are included on the security section with almost FULL CONTROL.

The question is: Is it possible to have a PST file oppened from diferent locations on a network (in this case 2 users) at the same time? In other words, 2 persons can access/modify a PST file at the same time?

Thanks for your support, any help is welcome ! =)
 

A:Sharing a PST file over a network

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Hi, I'm connected to my friend via a network. I have been trying to share files with him, which was a problem in itself. I had to make them shared, and then enable him through the security. Unfortunately, I can only choose users on my computer to set security settings for, and I can't find a way to let him through from his computer, so I have to let anyone in the user group NETWORK through (which is very annoying, I'd much rather just allow his computer, but I can't find out how to). But if I share a folder, I don't want him able to access ALL of the subfolders, so I manually go to their security settings and disallow reading. However, he can still see the folders, he just can't open them. Next I tried just sharing the allowed folders individually, and not the parent folder. This makes them available in the main window when he connects to my computer however. I'd much prefer to keep the directory structure the same, and have some folders not exist when he connects, as if they aren't there at all. Is there any way to do this? I've attached a screenshot of me trying to add a user from a different computer (UPSTAIRS is my computer name, and it's the only location available)

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A:Network file sharing

I think a simple method of accomplishing what you want to do (share folders with your friend) is to simply hide the shared folders from all other workgroup users. This link explains how to do this. I've had good success doing this in a small business environment.

Good luck.
 

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I have a network at a local Food Pantry and we have just started to use a new Access 2007Database. We would like to be able to have more than on person use the database at the same time entering differnet clients. I put the database file in a shared folder (Linda's Shared doc's) and all 4 computers see the file fine. But if Linda has that file open no one else can open it?? But if I open it on the (Administration computer) first then Linda's computer will also open it??? WhY? Yet if I have the (administration computer) open the file first the (Front Desk 1) can't open it? it shows locked when we can't open it? Is there a setting or something I need to change?

Thank You,
Cathy Ann
 

A:Network OK file sharing is not

What are the Permisisons on that file? Everyone should at least have Modify.

What Operating Systems are involved?
 

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I apologize if this is not allowed here and will understand if it gets removed. I am hoping someone can point me in the right direction to resolve this. I need this for work. I don't want to have to buy a laptop with Windows just to do this.
Thank you everyone.

I am running UbuntuGnome 15.10 on my laptop. I need to connect to file shares on a Windows 10 Desktop on the same network. This desktop has one user. The user has it set up so that when computer is powered on, it automatically logs into the user's account without a password. I need to access a folder that is shared on that machine. When I attempt to access it from laptop, I am prompted for a USER ID and PASSWORD for the WORKGROUP. If I enter the user's ID without Password, i cannot access the folder. I have tried different combinations but cannot get access. I want to automount this when I log into my laptop as I need access to work.

A:network file sharing

Seen this. Had to add a password to the user that had the share.

Maybe someone here knows whether there is an answer to the no-password dilemma.

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i've been having problems doing certain things on the internet since i had broadband installed, when i tried to enter network in control panel i was given the message "network disabled by system administrator" how do i enable this????
 

A:file sharing on network

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Hi, Am running 2 computers ( WIN 98 ) on both. Have them networked together. The old fashioned way with cable router. I am able to share the printer but am not familiar with file sharing. Years back I had Laplink and used it with direct cable. The program was nice and very useful but the price is a bit high today. Are there any cheaper programs that would do about the same thing working with a network? Or is there a link I can referr to that will guide me through the file sharing.
Thanks
Rick
 

A:Network and file sharing

Check here

http://www.wellesley.edu/Computing/FileSharing/Windows/win98me.html

Sorry i can not help you cause i never used win98, if you ever change to XP i can help you.
 

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I just got a ibook G4 and am trying to share files with my PC that runs XP. I have tried using a cross-over Cat5. I have also tried using smb. Both have been unsuccesful. I have exhauseted the apple online help, and I am still not sure where to start.
If you could tell I am relativly new to macs, like a week.
Any help will be appreciated.
 

A:Mac OSX - XP network for file sharing

check this link here http://joelshoemaker.com/computer/mac/wxpfs.html

if you cant ping the computers turn off any firewall
 

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i have a Dlink 524 router connected to a desktop through a cable (windows xp) and i enabled simple sharing this pc has an administrator account only (guest not active)

and on the 2nd pc (laptop) i have windows xp connected through wireless i have also enabled simple file sharing but the problem is that i can see the other pc in the workgroup but i can't access the default share C$

When i try to do it \\pcname\C$ i have no authentification for the username & password , i only get the authentification of the guest account which is not active
 

A:network/file sharing

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Hi! This is my first post here!

Anyhoo, I have a network established with my friend's computer, and I would like to share some files via that network. That part is easy enough, I just right-click on the folder and click properties and go to sharing and click share the folder (I don't have simple file sharing on). Actually it gets harder because I have to allow him through my security settings though. Unfortunately, the only "Location" I can add users for is my own computer (which is called "Upstairs"). Basically, when I go to the "Security" tab for the folder and click "Add" (have to have simple file sharing off), there's object types, location, and object names, right? My location is limited to my own computer, and there's nothing else in the box when I try to change it. That itself is really annoying, as I'd like to only allow his user on his computer, but I created a semi-fix by allowing NETWORK to have read & execute privileges. If you can help with that, that'd be great.

The main problem however, is that if I share folder, say, "visual studio 2005" (under "my documents"), which contains settings, projects, code snippets, etc. Now I've allowed sharing and security stuff for that folder, and when he connects to my computer vis the network, he'll be able to see "Visual studio 2005" in the window, and he'll be able to go through it into the subfolders. Now... Read more

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I have 3 computer(mine,mum and bro) all running on window 7 and connected to the same workgroup.
i would like to make all d drive public.. however photo folder i wan access to mum and video folder access to bro.

A:need help on file sharing on a network

Setup Homegroup

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Here is my problem. I have one computer (vista home premium) and one XP home. Both are connected to a wired linksys router, both can access the net. I can ping both computers with IP address and by name from both computers. I can see the xp on the vista computer but only in network map in full view. On the xp computer it can't see the vista computer at all. The only way I can get each computer to have access to each is if I disable my firewall which is a part of my security suite with CA, (CA security suite 2007). It takes awhile for the connections to be made to have access to each, about 5 to 10 minutes. Then I can move and seach files with no problem. I don't know it this had anything to do with it but my LAN name on vista was renamed to workgroup and the LAN on xp was the default (LAN). When it was set like this no matter what I did I couldn't gain access to either one even with disabling firewall. Now I have renamed the xp LAN to workgroup and like I sated before I can ping and disable firewall and gain access. I have to do this every time I want to file share or just look at what the xp comuter has been doing. Is there an easyer way for me to set this up so at startup of both computers they will automatically see one another and file share with each other. I am just tickled to death that I have gotten this far on my own, with no outside help and no proper training. Pleas any simple instructions or tips would be greatly apperiecated. Thanks.

A:network file sharing

Do you have file and printer sharing enabled in your firewall on both computers?

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Hello therehope someone can help with my puzzling network problem. Here goes.

I have or some time been running a home network. A windows xp desktop connected to a etec router via ethernet. A millenium desktop connected to the etec router via usb, basically a print server. And a xp laptop connected to the router via wireless. All three sharing the internet connection, file sharing and printer sharing. No problems. The 2 xp machines are both 2ghz+ and 512MB RAM+. And both running xp sp2. The ME machine is 200mhz and 32MB RAM. but all is fine.

Then the hard disk on the laptop dies so is sent back to vender. Leaving me a pc short. So i decide that while its away ill set up another XP desktop in its place.

I now have the orignal xp desktop connected, via ethernet, to the router. And the second xp machine on the usb connection to the router. The ME machine is disconnected. The problem is this. The internet connection on both machines is fine, no problems. But the file sharing will just not work. I can access the new machine from the old and copy files etc. But any time the new machine explores to the shared docs of the old machine it freezes and the task must be ended in order to do anything else.

I have tried running both machines, in order, on XP SP2, XP SP1 and just XP. Always the same results.

Ping speeds between the two are average 1ms until i try to share files then it jumps to 158-2000ms.

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A:Network file sharing puzzle!

This mite kinda sound silly, but did you try and set up the network using the wizard?

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How do i share files wirelessly between 2 pcs? im using a netgear WGR614v6 router.

I have all the computers on the same workgroup with file sharing enabled on the selected shared folders but i cant get the computers to see the folders. Any help appreciated
 

A:file sharing on network wirelessly

There is no difference between wired and wireless file sharing, except the absence of a wire.

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.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt for 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

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

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I have set up a WIRELESS network whereby the internet connection is shared. How do I share files and printers? I have put the same workgroup name in the 'Computer Name' tab but the compouters don't recognise each other. On one computer shows itself in the 'view workgroup computers' and the other computer shows nothing in the window. How do I get them file sharing on a wi-fi network?? How do I set up a workgroup they can both be in??
 

A:Wireless Network File Sharing

You need to have file/printer sharing enabled in your firewall on each PC

start->Control panel->Network Connections->local area connection->properties->advanced->firewall settings->exceptions->file and printer sharing. Make sure it is checked
 

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Hi guys,

I have a windows 7 7068 on my main computer and an xp sp3 on my laptop. When I try to access a shared folder on my win 7 machines, from xp, I see only 134 files. When I try to see a folder shared on xp, from win 7 I can see more than 134 files, which means that win 7 must have some sort of limit to number of files in a folder a user over the network can see?

Is there anyway to remove the limit?

A:Network Sharing file limit??

No limit that i know of perhaps it is a bug in build 7068, You do know you can download the official release candidate build 7100 from microsoft right?.

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Hello,
 
I have several issues regarding creating a file sharing network at home. I am moderately familiar with computers but for due to inexperience on networks, I am having an impasse and cannot access files from one computer on another at home. I have internet access from the same LAN but when I click on Networks in the laptop (Windows 10), it shows the name of my PC (Windows 8.1). However, it says that a problem has occurred when I try and explore the PC. I tried to search for the topic in the tutorials portion to no avail. Can someone offer the fastest way to create a file sharing network at home?
 
Thank you very much for your attention.

A:File Sharing Network Troubles

Try creating a Home Group - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/networking-home-computers-running-different-windows#networking-home-computers-running-different-windows=windows-7
 
Home Group - start to finish - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/homegroup-help#homegroup-start-to-finish=windows-81&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1
 
File sharing essentials - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/file-sharing-essentials#1TC=windows-7
 
Setting up a home network - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/setting-home-network#1TC=windows-7
 
Turn sharing OFF/ON - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/turn-sharing-on-or-off
 
http://www.howtogeek.com/166407/how-to-easily-share-files-between-nearby-computers/
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2
 

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hi...
i'm tryin to connect my sis's comp to my comp.. so i could gain access to her files and she can do so to mine as well...

for the internet... we use a lynksis router... so we can both log onto the net...

the thing is... when i setup the internal file sharing (via my network neighborhood) by using the windows setup... it does not work... after i've created the setup disk and run it on my sis comp.... we both use win xp, but mine is in another language... and my sis's is in english...

oh and one more thing... how do i see my sis's icon on my network neighborhood? cuz before.. i was a client of my sis's comp in order to gain excess to the internet... but i coulnd't see her on my neighborhood... so i'm just askin in advance.. just in case...

so any help or suggestions?

thanx~

A:Internal Network/file sharing

As far as im aware, Network Neighbourhood will only list other machines that are in the same language as the current machine, to find if this is true open an Explorer Window (Windows Key + E) and type \\CompName (where CompName is your sisters computer name) and see if you are presented with a list of shares. If this fails, try a ping to her machine to see if a connection is present at all.

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Im finding it hard to share my stuff with my other computer at the moment it just isnt working at all, im on windows xp pro corp sp2

been trying for the last few hours with no success
 

A:Network File Sharing Help Needed

"Im finding it hard to share my stuff ..."

If yer talkin' psychological problems, I can't help.

But if it's more technical, describe your network and what you want to do.
 

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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 duel boot PC and I when I am in WIN98SE boot I can see my other PC's on the network. However, when I boot to WIN2K I cannnot see the other PC's in the room. How can I fix this?

Thank you in advance.

RoqMon
 

A:File Sharing in WIN2K to other PC's on Network

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I want all computers on my network to share files and printers

3 computers: Windows Vista (32) laptop, Windows 7 (64) laptop, and Windows XP desktop.
There's a linksys router and a cable modem. All 3 computers connect to the internet. The vista is wifi, and the Windows 7 and the XP use the ethernet plug thing. That's all I understand.
Vista connects to a Brother printer, XP connects to a HP printer.

I somehow got the Windows 7 to be able to share files and use the printer on the Vista.
However, both the Windows 7 and the Vista cannot find the XP and its printer even though all three computers are part of the same workgroup. The funny thing is that the XP can find both the Windows 7 and the Vista under the workgroup name, but can only open Vista's public files and printer. XP can see the Windows 7 folder but when it tries to open it, a message pops up saying "You might not have permission to use this network resource..."
How do I
1) get XP to be able to see the Windows 7 public files, 2) Get Windows 7 to be able to use the printer connected to the XP, and 3) Get Vista able to use the printer connected to the XP?

Please help!
 

A:Network file and printer sharing?

heres a few links to sharing which may help

Share-files between windows7 and xp
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

Share files between windows 7 and vista
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/

PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html
 

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Hi

I've just set up a home network, with two machines (Win XP), no router, no server and connected them via network cables which my electrician installed across my roofspace.

While I can see each computer on the network and see each other's My Docs, which I want to share and I've set up sharing from both sides, when I try to open My Docs, I get this message:

Not accessible.. you might not have permission to view this network resource.

Can anyone advise what I might be missing out?

This is my first network, so I really know next to nothing about how this should work - I'm just going with the defaults and wizards and what it says in Help.
 

A:File Sharing Across Wired Network

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.

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

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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Hi all, I'm using the Linksys 10M Phoneline Router to share my high speed internet access and now I'm trying to share files and printers between the PCs in my network.
The problem is that when I click on network neighborhood, I can only see my PC that I'm currently using on the network. I can't see the other PCs on the network. I checked the settings on the three computers and they all have different computer names and the same workgroup name and I enabled file and printer sharing on all 3 PCs in the network so it looks fine, but I know something is wrong. Any suggestions ???

Thanks for any info.
 

A:File and printer sharing over a network

Have you shared any drives or folders on the other PC's?
 

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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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Hi,

I have recently bought a linksys wireless g router. I have it connected to my cable modem and then have my main pc connected to the router. I also have a laptop with a wireless g pcmcia card. Both the pc and the laptop are using win xp. Both can connect to the internet, both can ping eachother and the router. I have been messing around all day to get them to share files.

I have made a good bit of progress but am a little bit stuck now. I have used the same name for the network on both, I have disabled the win xp firewall on both, I am using Norton 2004 but this has also been disabled until I can get the rest sorted, I am the administrator on both machines as I am the only user!
I can see the network from both the pc and the laptop but on the laptop I can only see the shared folders belonging to it, I cannot see the ones belonging to my pc. It is working properly the other way, ie I can see all of the shared folders on the network from the pc (including those on the laptop)

Can anyone help me with this?

scalabecha
 

A:File Sharing with Wireless Network

Are both computers using XP Pro or XP Home or a combo?
 

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is there a way for me to access this computers?
I just saw them in my network. But i dont know who are they.
I saw something on youtube like you can access this computers by Remote Desktop Connection.
But i dont know how to access them.

A:File sharing on Wifi Network

help me guys

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windows 7 ultimate machine acting as a server, vista home premium client machine - trying to access a new backups drive on the server and receiving error code 0x80070005

I can access the Z drive from the vista machine, but not the X drive.
(X drive is the new one)

the ntfs settings look the same to me.

what would be a next logical step?

A:problems with network file sharing

0x80070005 = Access Denied

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ing-essentials

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...rinter-sharing

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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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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Hey,
I have just completed networking mine and my daughters computers to gether. We are on a broadband (DSL) link, and things are working as they should.
I was using my Windows XP networking wizard to complete a file sharing and printer sharing link. I got a warning that said if I do this it will allow anyone on the Internet to have actcess to my files and printer as we are always logged on to the Internet.
Does anyone know for sure? I really just want her to be able to use the printer. Please let me know any information that you think is useful.
Thank You,
Bobky
 

A:Network file sharing & Printer

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ok my mom just got a laptop with vista and her old pc is a desktop running xp

so she needs some files from the old pc to the new one too much to burn and transfer that way
i cant figure out how to open file sharing between the two computers, they are both on the same network, is there a way to do that between xp and vista?

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I'm use to the server being the hard drive for everybody else. I understand that Windows network has everybody independent and everybody shares files accordingly. Does this mean, for example, that if Quick Books shares files, then everybody has a updated Quck Books in case a workstation or server goes down. Thanks, Ted
 

A:file sharing on Windows 98 network

Wrong. You have to have the program installed on every workstation. You can shre files not applications unless they are specifically written to be run via a client server config.
 

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Hello.

I have a small (two desktops) network at home connected through a broadband router. It works great, both computers can access the internet just fine, however, I'm trying to set it up so I can access the files of one computer from the other. I have the file sharing enabled on all of the folders that I wish to share, playing around in Windows XP Network tasks hasn't helped thus far. Both workgroup names are the same, but neither computer is recognizing the other one.

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thank you.
 

A:Network File Sharing Question

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I have a question about file sharing...let me give you some background on our question.

We're located in Louisiana working on Katrina releif - based out of a campground, the only internet we have is wireless (not very good connection at that). There are two of us working together using one software package - we both have registered versions of the software on our laptops (we're using Simsol for adjusters if anyone is familiar with it) anyway, we'd both like to have access to the files rather than having to archive the files onto a cd or flash drive and unarchive on the other computer and then the pictures of each house that we've "scoped" for the day are on one computer or the other...

Does anyone have a fairly low cost solution? We are using XP Home and XP Prof. editions...

Any help would be greatly appreciaited....thanks
 

A:File sharing network or we'll take ideas

Get a USB link cable kit (about 9 Bucks) install the software on both and you got it !!!
 

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I set up a home network that seems to work except XP Machine cannot find the Vista Machine

The main machine is an XPHome machine, the remote is a Vista Home Basic Laptop,

The laptop can share files that are on the desktop, but it does not work the other way around.

Both machines can access the internet via Explorer, and both receive and send e-mail.

When i try to set up the XP Machine to share, the instructions I get from HELP don't lead anywhere, i.e

click on "Start" and then "My Network Places", but there is no such item on the menu.

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I have a laptop running Vista home premium and a desktop PC with Win ME. I can "see" the laptop from the desktop but cannot connect to it. The other way round is fine, from the laptop I can see the folders and files on the desktop PC, open them etc. I am guessing that the issue is one of share settings? This is set to "everyone" with full access however.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I feel I am just missing something minor but fundamental!
 

A:File sharing on a Vista / ME network

For information on networking Vista, see:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm
 

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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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Ive tried everything i know but i still cant do it,.

Ive set up a peer to peer wireless wi-fi network between a laptop and a pc, ive told the PC to share the document folders.

Then when im browsing the PC on the laptop i can click on say 'XXXXX's documents' and it opens fine, but when i click on any thing else after that i get the following message.

\\XX_COMPUTER\XXXXXX's documents\XXXXXX is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Now the odd thing. This only happens when trying to access 2 of the 3 users folders and yet as far as i can tell all the settings ect are the same.

Also i dont know if its of relevence but when accessing the Laptop from the PC i get assked for a user name and password but i dont always get asked when doing it the other way.

INFO: PC: Win XP Home SP2
WI-FI adapter
Laptop: Win XP Prof SP2
WI-FI adapter

Any ideas?
 

A:File sharing on wireless network

This is stolen from Bob -
Do the steps he always outlines -

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

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/window...browsing_delay.

Also note that sometimes you have to uninstall firewalls completely for it to work properly.
 

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Hi I have a server with Os windows2003, server is not configured in any domain(it is in workgroup), there are multiple computer connected to network, some are in company domain and some are in workgroup,
File sharing option is enable on server.
I am not able to transfer the files from server to non domain pc (workgroup), it is asking for username and password, after giving the username and password which is configured on server, it states username and password are invalid, while with the same user name I can transfer files to the pcs which are configured in company domain.
Can anyone help out with this issue.

A:File sharing issue in the network

Did you add the computer name before entering the username? For example if I wanted to authorise myself as a user called Josh on a machine called Josh-PC I would have to enter the following:

Username: Josh-PC\Josh

Then I would enter the password for that account.

In a domain environment it will automatically assign the correct domain name so you do not need to add anything before entering the username.

You may want to look into password protected sharing on Server 2003. I have not used this OS so I cannot offer any specific steps

Josh

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Hello.

I have Windows 7 Home edition installed.

As I understand it, the only way I can share files within my home network using Windows 7 home, is to place the files within the Public folders, and this will make then viewable to the other machines on the network - is this correct?

If so - if I installed Windows 7 Professional, can I choose which folders I would like to share, outside of the Public folders using the better, Professional version of Windows 7?

With thanks,
DC.
 

A:Solved: Network File Sharing

Within Windows 7 there are two ways that I know of to share files.

Within a Homegroup - setup a password that all computers need to be connected to to see each other's computer.

What I'll call the normal way.
Share over network where anyone can access on the network by typing \\<computer name> to view it.

I could be wrong, believe Home edition may only support the Homegroup share way.

Is this available to you:
Control Panel - Network and Internet - Homegroup
Have one computer create a homegroup and the others join it.

If all your other computers are Windows 7 this should be fine using Homegroup.

I know both ways work with Win 7 professional, havent had any experience with Home edition.
 

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I went out and bought a Netgear router which is hooked to my Gateway 98SE via the ethernet card. I have a Dell Win XP with a wireless card and both computers are sharing the cable internet connection. Gateway is running Sygate Firewall and the Dell is firewalled through XP. I had to tell Sygate to share the files but I do not see how to do that with the XP firewall. I have managed to place the files I want to share so that I can see them from the Gateway in the Network Neighborhood, but I am at a loss as to how to get them to appear on the Dell. I also want to share the Dell files with the Gateway. Can someone tell me what I am missing? If I left something out, let me know. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: File Sharing over Network

myrc60 said:

I went out and bought a Netgear router which is hooked to my Gateway 98SE via the ethernet card. I have a Dell Win XP with a wireless card and both computers are sharing the cable internet connection. Gateway is running Sygate Firewall and the Dell is firewalled through XP. I had to tell Sygate to share the files but I do not see how to do that with the XP firewall. I have managed to place the files I want to share so that I can see them from the Gateway in the Network Neighborhood, but I am at a loss as to how to get them to appear on the Dell. I also want to share the Dell files with the Gateway. Can someone tell me what I am missing? If I left something out, let me know. Thanks!Click to expand...

Right click on the folder your sharing and click the file tab and allow sharing, this should do the trick for you.
 

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Hello! I have a question about sharing files over a network. I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition. I would like to share a file with another computer on my network, but only allow a specific user of that computer to access the folder. I open the permissions for that folder and edit them. There is a section that says Location and has my computer name listed. I have tried to change that to a different computer, but no other show up. If I go into My Network Places and view workgroup computers the other PC shows up.

How can I get the other PCs on my network to show up in the locations section of the file permissions dialog box?
(Or is there another way to share this file with a network user that I'm not aware of?)

Thanks for the help!
 

A:Network File Sharing Permissions

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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.
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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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hello every one, can some one help me out here please,,,,, i have about 20 computer 18 of them got win7 2 of them with win xp.....and i just got NETGEAR ProSafe 24 Port. i want to connect all of them together... when i use the NETGEAR ProSafe 24 Port i see only 2 computers. am i doing something wrong or do i have to assign ip add to each computer. thanks oh and no internet only file shearing

A:small network for file sharing

You still need to assign all devices with an IP address no matter what. Should be one of the private address ranges.

As for only seeing 2 computers, do they both have IP addresses? Also where abouts do you see them? On the switch management or in the network tab on windows?

Many thanks,
Josh

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I am looking for some help setting up a personal/file sharing network.
I have three computers, two desktops and one laptop. I would like the ability to transfer files from computer to another. I have had some temporary success at this but have run into a few snags.
First is it possible to delete all computers on the network and start over?
My problem is not all my drives/files are available.
Layout
Computer 1- 3 drives
Computer 2- 3 drives
Laptop 2 drives.
I would turn on network discovery, set all my drives up to be shared, give full access and permission to all drives but not all of them could be accessed from one another.
Example I recently installed a new hard drive transfered files from one of the drives I am going to remove left clicked on the drive selected advanced file sharing, checked permission share this folder,
and under permissions checked full control, change and read.
In my group or user name there is "Everyone".
I did this for all my drives. When I opened up my network and clicked the "View Full Map" all my computers would show up along with the files/drives I thought I was sharing. Thing is some drives/files would allow me to access them and some would not.
The error message I would receive is "{Computer name}{Drive/file} 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." ACCESS DENIED

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Hello All - I recently had a neighbors son (who is a "techhead" but now away at school) install a linksys router hardwired to my "main" PC in my study and also connected to a laptop in my home which has a wireless network card. It works beautifully for surfing the web except....I now want to be able to print from my notebook to my HP printer (which is physically connected to my main PC in the study). I would also like to share files as my daughter who uses the laptop needs access to certain excel and word files on my "main" pc while her brother is busy doing his homework on that machine. Can someone point me in the right direction so that I may attempt to fix this? I am not a PC officonado by any stretch so please advise if this is gonna get me into more trouble than it may be worth though I am good at following specific directions. My "main"pc runs windows 98 while the laptop is running xp home edition. Thanks in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide!
 

A:Network -file and printer sharing

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I have two computers running wireless using a Linksys WRTU54G-TM. I purchased this router from T-mobile and it also provides VOIP AT Home service for my telephone. T-Mobile recently updated the Linksys software and flashed the memory. Since that time, I can no longer "see" my Work-group computers to share files. T-Mobile will not provide assistance. Both computers are running Windows 7. Any suggestions?
 

A:Wireless Network file sharing

T-Mobile recently updated the Linksys software and flashed the memory.Click to expand...

how did they do that ?

i cant find that model - is that the correct number
 

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I have three computers I am trying to get networked together.
A is running Win 7 home premium, connected via wireless to router.
B is running Win 7 Pro, connected via ethernet to router.
B has a printer connected via USB.
C is running Win 10 home, connected via ethernet to router.

For all computers:
Network discovery is on.
workgroup name is MSHOME.
File and printer sharing is on.
Password protected sharing is off.
All directories are set for sharing, with full privileges.
No homegroups are set up.
All are set to allow windows to manage homegroup sharing.
The network troubleshooter finds no problems on any computer.

Laptop A has full access to files on desktop B.
Laptop A cannot see C in explorer listing,
but C does turn up on the network map.
A cannot see the directories on C.
desktops B & C can see the directories on A, but cannot read them,
except for one called users.
desktop C can see the directories on B, but cannot read them,
except for one called users.
desktop B has full access to files on C.

Both A and C can use the printer that is connected to B.

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I have just moved into some uni halls, since setting my pc up I have got a number of messages saying computer x detected and giving me the option to share files with the user (this is because I had sharing turned on it media player) I have now turned off the sharing in media player but am worried that other computers may be able to get access to my files or see what sites I am on e.g. online banking.

Is there any steps I can take to stop people getting any access to these? I am running zonealarm firewall so I usually get pop ups if anything is trying to get on my network.
 

A:Stop file sharing on network

Turn off file/print sharing on the machine, and make sure the firewall has file/print sharing blocked.
 

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I have a network set up in my house in which one computer is hosting the files for the rest of the house. It was running fine until I decided to fix the many issues (adware and other junk) that were infesting the "server" PC. I decided to just re-inistialize instead of manually removing the junk. So I reformatted the drive that had the OS on it and installed Windows XP pro SP2 on it. I re-set up the drives so they will share files and the computer that is connected to the router via an ethernet cable will transfer files back and forth just fine as well as print. But all of the laptops, 3 in total, have a real hard time. For a laptop to transfer a 100 meg file it takes about an hour via wireless card. I haven't done anything to the router when I reset the PC. Manually connecting the laptops to the router doesn't solve the problem either. Nothing has been done to the laptops, the only thing that I redid was the server. I've installed and uninstalled IPX-SPX, TCP-IP, and all the other protocals I have on it to no avail. I've even tried disabling the QOS packet scheduler (which I doubted was the issue) with no luck. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I'm getting agrivated with it. All the PC's are in the same work group as well. And incase you need it, my router is a Linksys WRT54G. Thanks in advance.

Sepias
 

A:Network file sharing issues...

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A few months ago, I bought an HP desktop model m8724f using vista home premium. I also have a laptop pavilion dv 6426us, also with vista home premium. Unfortunately, and in spite all my efforts using microsoft and HP help files, my laptop cannot see the folders and files in my public folder on the desktop. It looks as if I have all the correct sharing clicks on the network and sharing center (and elsewhere)all are checked "on" except password protected sharing is off, but the end result is the same, the laptop cannot see files in the public folder etc. The funny thing is that a few years ago, when I had a non HP desktop using XP prof, I WAS able to netork with my vista home premium laptop (thanks to YOUR tech help). Would greatly apprecate your valued help - thank you
 

A:file sharing on private network

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Hey all,

First off, sorry for the rookie question--thanks in advance for your help.

I'm trying to setup a wireless network of two computers. I'm using a D-Link DI-524 wireless router. My cable modem plugs into the WAN slot, and then my desktop plugs into the first LAN slot.

The web connection works fine for both my desktop and my wireless laptop. However, I can't seem to get file sharing to work. I've run the network setup wizard on both computers and set them to the same workgroup, and I've okayed file sharing on folders within each system. When I try to view the workgroup, from my desktop I can see my laptop, but when I try to access it I get an error: "<computername> not accessible. You might not have permissions...blah blah...network path not found."

From the laptop, I can't even see the desktop within the workgroup.

I'm running XP SP2 on both systems, windows firewall turned off, Zone Alarm on both. I'm guessing ZA is part of the problem, but I can't find a way to exempt the network workgroup--only static IP addresses, which I assume I can't really force (or at least I don't know how to).

Any help? I've read all of the file sharing FAQs I can find, but none of them discuss ZA, and the ZA help isn't much, well, help.

Thanks!

-Marcus
 

A:File sharing on wireless network w/ ZA

For all computers

enable ports 135, 445 for your LAN address range
192.168.0.x -> 0.y tcp+udp, ports 135, 445​
This should make all systems see one another.

To make the connection, you may also need to play with the GUEST account password.
Although LOGIN may be disabled, the account is still used to make the
sharing access.
 

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I have a problem with one machine in my network.

Machine is AsRock ION 330 nettop (Atom procesor etc.) with USB wireless N card from linksys (i also have Asus RT-N16 router).

Problem is that network file copy speed is very slow (max 500kb/s).

I have tried inserting USB wireless adapter into another laptop and put laptop into approximately same position that nettop is. Speeds are around 2mb/s then, so wireless is not a problem. Laptop's internal card was of course turned off then.

Machine have enough power (I'm able to transfer files around internal disks with 16 mb/s).

Any idea, what did i screw up to get so slow speed?

A:Slow network/file sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by matejdro


I have a problem with one machine in my network.

Machine is AsRock ION 330 nettop (Atom procesor etc.) with USB wireless N card from linksys (i also have Asus RT-N16 router).

Problem is that network file copy speed is very slow (max 500kb/s).

I have tried inserting USB wireless adapter into another laptop and put laptop into approximately same position that nettop is. Speeds are around 2mb/s then, so wireless is not a problem. Laptop's internal card was of course turned off then.

Machine have enough power (I'm able to transfer files around internal disks with 16 mb/s).

Any idea, what did i screw up to get so slow speed?


Could be IPv6, homegroup, weak signal, firewall, AV, etc.

Can we get more info?

Ken

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I HATE NETWORKING!!!
I setup a network many many months ago, and was able to get it working well with file and printers shared and everything. I have two computers with Win XP pro and a laptop with Win XP HE. I use a linksys wireless B router. The two comps are wired to the hub and the laptop uses a wireless card.

About a week ago, I had a slight problem where i couldnt print anymore. However all computers can still share files with each other, access the internet, and otherwise are attached to the network perfectly fine. Strange? I thought so. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the printers, turning all comps off, unplugging modem and hub, and then restoring power, modem first, then hub, then comps. Still nothing. I even tried to change the workgroup name and everything.

BTW, I have 2 printers connected, a HP laserjet, and a HP officejet all-in-one.

I am so confused and frustrated its CRAZY!!!
If ANYONE can help me stop losing my sanity it would be MUCH appreciated... thanks!
 

A:Network File and print sharing

Ok here's the thing...Home Edition is NOT a true networking/file sharing Operating system. XP Pro is. Now can you get XP Home Ediiton it to sometimes network without any problems? Yes, I have done it. But only to have strange networking things happen later. i would re-introduce all machines into a new network name.... call it workgroup2 if you want and also try pinging things from different areas. Run IPCONFIG /ALL (my favorite command by the way...can you tell?) and tell me the IP addresses you got going. Maybe something like the subnet mask got changed. But try taking the XP Home Edition computer out of the picture and see what happens when you rename the computers into workgroup2. That worked for me one time.
Hope this helps but without more information its hard to speculate.
--- Gary
 

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Hello,

I have spent the last hour searching previous post for an answer to the following question. I have tried some of the posted solutions, but perhaps my problem is a bit different as none of the solutions have worked for me.

I have recently set up a network w/ a constant on PC desktop running Windows98 and a notebook running XP. I can connect to the internet just fine on both machines, but am interested in sharing files between the two and also sharing the one printer I have wired to the desktop.

Printer is older HP812c. I have tried adding new printer as 'network' printer. I did this from the laptop, and I wasn't able to see the printer associated w/ the desktop, only the notebook. To be honest, I am lost on this and probably need someone to hold my hand all the way through it.

Any volunteers to help?

Scott
 

A:Network Printer/File Sharing

Easiest way to setup is run the wizard on the XP PC and create the settings disc.

There could be a software firewall causing problems (Windows Firewall) or any third-party software.
 

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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've set up an Ad Hoc network between my PC-XP and my Laptop-Vista, with the PC as the host but i can't seem to view the PC's shared files on the Laptop, or the Laptop's shared files on the PC. can't see where i've gone wrong any advise guys?
 

A:File sharing network issue

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comic sans

Having just set up my wireless network at home, I realized that I can not see all the files between the desktop and my laptop. I have tried changing both machines to administrator/ tried changing permissions of files as well , but to no avail.
Now my Outlook mail has gone empty because of this. Luckily I have a pst. filel saved of my old emails but when I tried to open that file, it tells me I don't have permission to.

Thanks in advance, Steve
 

A:File sharing in new wireless network

try going to the linksys faq.
http://www.linksys.com/faqs/default.asp?fqid=36
 

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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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I have 2 PCs connected to a Win 2003 Ent server domain (not R2 - this is the original 2003 version), although the Domain was originally setup using Win2K My laptop, which connects wirelessly has network discovery turned on and no probs. My desktop (Wkstn1), however, does not allow me to turn on the service. I'm on a domain not homegroup.

Both Win 7 installs were upgrades on Vista Ultimate, and both PCs have pretty much the same software. I'm using ESET Nod32 v4 on both (server has no AV). I was at one time able to turn on Network discovery (share drives and printers on the domain). Now no go.

The server has DHCP and DNS enabled on a static IP, and AD of course. I reserved IPs for the 2 PCs on the network. The gateway is a hardware firewall router (Watchguard) which also has a static IP.

I've tried resetting the Wkstn1 account (and resubmitting credentials) to see if that improves things but no. Group policy updates fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tom

A:Cannot turn on Network discovery and file sharing

Go Start/Run,type "services.msc" and check if these services are enabled:
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service
DNS Client
Function Discovery Resource Publication
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

Hope it helps!

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All of a sudden my windows 7 machine that I have my external hard drive connected to can't see or be seen by any of my other 3 computers.  When I look at the network the info panel pops and says network discovery and file sharing is turned off.  When I click on it to turn it on it won't turn on.  I've been to tons of sites and turned on various services but nothing helps.
 

A:network discovery and file sharing won't turn on

Have you rebooted the computer after turning the services on? What services did you turn on? Just to verify the correct ones that need to be turned on.

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I have a Macbook pro and a PC desktop on a wireless LAN that cannot see each other for file sharing purposes. They can ping each other, but other than that, it's as if they don't know the other computer exists on the network.
In the end I'd like access to one the PC's HDDs from the laptop.

Thanks for any help!
 

A:File Sharing on Local Network btw. Mac/Vista

Here&#8217;s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
 

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I have 2 computers - a desktop DELL and laptop DELL. I connect to the Internet through a Cable Modem and Linksys Wireless G Router. I connect to the router from the desktop via CAT5 cable. I connect the router from the laptop with it's built in wireless network card. I have recently reinstalled the operating system and software onto a new hard drive in the laptop due to a hard drive malfunction. I have set both systems to function on the same WORKGROUP, given each computer a unique name, and have activated file/print sharing on both systems. They both connect to the Internet beautifully. I can see the shared files on the laptop from my desktop with no problems. However, I cannot see the computer, let alone the shared files on my desktop from the laptop. I have data from when I backed up the laptop's hard drive on the desktop system that I would like to retrieve and transfer to the laptop. You can see I'm having difficulty doing so. I would also like to share the printer hooked to the desktop with the laptop, but am also unable to do so. I have done this in the past also, but for whatever reason, I am unable to now... HELP! Thanks.
 

A:File Sharing on a wireless/wired network with XP Pro

Likely you already have a lot of this in place, but 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 about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

10. 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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