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No path or network drive / resource YIKKKKKES

by parsonsrw / April 7, 2006 6:15 AM PDT

I am still working on this one. Okay, a Dell Desktop running XP Home. An IBM laptop running the same. DSL and a Lynksys Wireless B router connecting all. AGV anti virus on Dell. All adapters attached. Norton on laptop. File and printer sharing enabled on both.
Of course, there's the Windows Firewall on both. I can ping the laptop from the dell but can't ping the dell from the laptop. I get the message no network drive/resource. Can someone please tell me what I am missing? And thanks in advance.

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What is the
by Darton Fury / April 7, 2006 6:50 AM PDT

IP Configuration of both computers?

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Bear with me
by parsonsrw / April 7, 2006 10:54 PM PDT
In reply to: What is the

What exactly do you mean? Do you want numbers or do you want me to tell you it is automatic config or manual? And thank you for responding.

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Also...don't know if this is important
by parsonsrw / April 8, 2006 1:24 AM PDT

I am able to share an intenet connection

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Up and Running again
by parsonsrw / April 8, 2006 5:34 AM PDT

I did a lot of reading on the subject of wireless networking and it all sounds so simple. Still, there are many factors involved and I don't know how it worked but it did. Enabling guest accounts and disabling firewalls finally allowed me to share. Thanks anyway.

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Glad you got it sorted, but.....
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 6:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Up and Running again

Veronica although you are now able to share resources between the two computers, doing so without a firewall is risky, especially if either is connected to the internet at any time.

I'm not sure what the initial problem could have been, quite possibly a firewall problem, but it is safer to solve that, rather than switch off either or both firewalls.

There may be a simple solution, on each computer download and install a 3rd party firewall, such as ZoneAlarm, or Kerio, etc. But the trick is to install them when both computers are connected and talking to each other.

I don't mean you have to be physically sharing anything between them, but if the network is active, then when the firewall installs it should recognise the network between the two computers and ask you if you want to allow it. That way, if you say Yes, the firewalls on each computer should not cause any problems.

I hope this helps.


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