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File / Printer sharing problem on wireless LAN

by sailor.nir / November 19, 2006 2:53 PM PST

I run a wireless home network using a Belkin G router. I've set the PC/XPpro connected to the router to share a directory and a printer. The old pentium3 client was able to see the shares just fine. On my new MacBook Pro / XPpro, however, I get an error when trying to access the workgroup. A generic error only: "Not accessible... might not have permissions... contact administrator...". The Mac IS able to connect to the internet via the wireless router.

I found a link which says it may be Norton Anti-Virus's fault (http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#network_access_norton), but the error or the registry entry referred to there don't exist on my host.

How can I find out WHY it's not accessible, and then to go about fixing it?

Thanx,
Nir

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same problem with WIRE LAN - please HELP
by sailor.nir / November 20, 2006 1:08 PM PST

I wired the Mac to the router with an ethernet cable to see if it would change things. No luck.

should it have made a difference? Can I use some different configuration to let them communicate via ethernet?

BTW, I get the above error when trying to access the WORKGROUP. When I access that workgroup on the PC, it does see the Mac as one of its members, but I get a similar error when trying to access it (the Mac from the PC - "the network path was not found").

Anyone know how I can solve this???

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Not enough clues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2006 11:45 PM PST

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