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Problems File and Printer sharing. Please help.

by dirtylcd / October 1, 2009 2:18 AM PDT


Having a problem with file sharing that is doing my NUT in. Basically I am trying to be able to print throuhgh a printer attched to anothe rcomputer, through wifi, and also share files to that computer. The arrangement is like this.

Desktop- Vista - Printer Attached - Can Access Netbook and Itself through Network Places.

Laptop - XP - Cannot access desktop or netbook through network places. They appear as icons, but I am greated by 'you may not have permissions. Network path not found'.

Netbook - XP -Can access desktop, print through desktop's printer, but cannot access laptop (but it appears in network places).

So the laptop is bascally the problem. It *used* to work before we upgraded the desktop PC to Vista, and een then, I recall it working for a little while. I have compared the services that are running between the Netbook and the Laptop- all the same. It has a shared folder. I have enabled file shaeing. Tried turning firewall and antivirus off. No luck. I also tried pinging the desktop/laptop through the commaned prompt. That worked fine. Any suggestions?

Thanks =)

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All systems have to have the 'same' account.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 5:39 AM PDT

When you set up this network did all three systems have the same account?

Have a look at Grif's, Here's how I do it, and start from there.


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by dirtylcd / October 1, 2009 5:46 AM PDT

They all have only one admin account, each with a different name, but yet the netbook and the desktop are fine interacting with each other..?

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That won't do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Usernames

You need matching account names.

I'm "bob" and to use a share on your machine I need an account there. I may be the admin on my machine but in networking you still need to make an account for me (bob).

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