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Can Ping a PC on network but can not access it

by khalid.noor / March 21, 2011 8:39 PM PDT

Hi all

I facing an irritating problem for the last few days.... I m using my office network, the printer is installed on a desktop, all my colleagues can acces it, but when I try I can't. I can even ping the computer but can not access the shared resources on it.... a message appears when i try to access the IP " No network provider can accept the given path"

I m unable to access even my own PC and the above mentioned message appears. My firewall is off.

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Re: accept path
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 21, 2011 8:50 PM PDT
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This seems to be a question for your IT Department.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / March 21, 2011 8:52 PM PDT

Since this is an office environment your first step would be to see what your IT Department has to say.

If they experience difficulty, then may be the article below will help;

I wasn't sure I understood your last sentence, you are "unable to access even my own PC and the above mentioned message appears". Access your computer from where?


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Can Ping a PC on network but can not access it
by khalid.noor / March 21, 2011 10:58 PM PDT

Ideally when u access your computer by putting ur own IP in RUN, then it shows ur shared folders and printers etc. but in my case when i put my own IP it returns the same message as in the case of another computers. i hope u understand what i mean.

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(NT) Did the microsoft link help?
by Kees_B Forum moderator / March 22, 2011 5:31 AM PDT
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