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May not have permission........

by mikependlebury / December 13, 2006 7:54 AM PST

Hi, I set up my wireless network at home about 18 months ago with my desktop as my main PC and my Laptop which I use around the house and garden to access files on the PC. Tonight however, I wanted to do it the other way round, ie work on a file stored on laptop from PC, but got the error message saying I may not have permission to use this network resource. I could see the file I wanted to open but when I tried I kept getting the error. Is there a setting I've forgotten about since I set up the network?
Thanks in advance
Mike.

PS. I also seem to have 2 CNET accounts set up so get duplicates of all Newsletters, is there a way to merge accounts together or can I cancel one?

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The cause is
by Darton Fury / December 13, 2006 11:49 AM PST

usually firewalls or a lack of identical user accounts on all computers.

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i've tried
by mikependlebury / December 13, 2006 12:22 PM PST
In reply to: The cause is

turning off the firewall on both machines to no avail, but what do you mean by "lack of identical user accounts on both machines"?
Thanks Mike

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It means that
by Darton Fury / December 13, 2006 2:02 PM PST
In reply to: i've tried

in a peer to peer network, you must create your user account and password on all machines you want to access. Same user name, same password.

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