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network 2 computers one is win xp home the other win xp pro

by er_paez47 / June 21, 2005 11:34 PM PDT

Here is the weird thing:
i have a D-LINK MODEL DL-624 router, connected to my dsl modem ok i have both computers connected to the router(BOTH are Dell) plus also a printer to the router , ok both computers connect to the internet no problem, both computers can print to the printer , ok i ran the network setup wizard in other to create a network enviroment where i can browse each computer c drive, of course i ran the network wizard in both computers, i also shared both computers c drive and i added users account from each computer into the other and so on with administration rights, ok the computer running win xp home can search for the win xp pro and i can see the hardrive of this computer and the share documents too but the win xp pro when i clicked on search computers from the start menu it shows me the othe computer name but when i double clicked to browse this computer " i got the message that i don't have permisions to access that computer and say see administrator, access denied", well i setup the network wizard on both, the sharing and security is Enable on both, I defined users from one computer to the other one on both, can you please advise me whatelse can i check for, to solve the problem of one computer don't access the other one ?
note: both computers have spk 2 and the workgroup is the same in fact is named MSHOME, both computers have different compute name too.
Thanks a lot

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The usual is some firewall is enabled.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 21, 2005 11:36 PM PDT
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SHould i try to disable firewall on the xp home computer
by er_paez47 / June 22, 2005 12:10 AM PDT

Ok so if i can see the computer running win xp pro then probably what i have to do is disable firewall on the xp home computer ? what do you think ?

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Or set the firewall to allow sharing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 12:15 AM PDT

It's a typical omission. Just like you didn't name what firewall you are using, or if there is a firewall in your router.

Many forget such and don't supply details, so I'm left with no solid answers.


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firewall to allow sharing
by er_paez47 / June 22, 2005 12:40 AM PDT

I just forgot to mentioned that what i have is the "windows firewall" from windows xp it is ON(as recomemnded) by default, what should i do in order to disable the windows firewall for sharing, can you guide me here ? is this the info you needed or i still missing something here ?

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You have 3 possible firewalls.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2005 12:49 AM PDT

1 in each machine, and 1 possible in the router. You can read how you set your Windows XP firewall in Control Panel, Security Center, Windows Firewall, the Exceptions tab.

Your choice here. And just a FYI. This is just the most common issue. It may not be your only issue.


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(NT) (NT) Thank you so much Bob
by er_paez47 / June 22, 2005 1:43 AM PDT
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