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Small Home Network

I am having trouble getting my two desktops to share files and print.

I have a DSL connection to Westell Modem to Netgear Wireless router to 1st desktop computer running XP pro. The second conputer is connected by wireless pci card and running XP home.

I installed everthing and the internet works on both computers. The only problem is that I can not share files or the printer.

I ran the "set up a small network" wizard on both computers, and gave them both the same workgroup name...When I click on My networks, then add a network place, then browse they both see the other, but when I try to access the shared folders they both say that access is denied. (//family access us denied. You may not have access to this computer, check with the system administrator for access rights...)

SO NOW WHAT. Is is a firewall thing with the wireless router? Do I need to go modem, router, then to a wireless router?


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XP Firewall

Make sure the XP firewall is turned off on both systems. A large number of people run into this problem for whatever reason.

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no help

I tried killing the XP firewall in both computers, and also in the router software, same problem...

Thanks anyway.

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Check Control Panel/Admin. Tools/Services and see if Workstation is on Automatic and started. If not, set to Automatic and restart machine(s).

I had same prob. message on my xp home machine last night, and this cured the communication problem with my xp pro unit.

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polder options

open my computer-goto tools -goto folder options-put a check mark in enable simple file sharing

then right click on the file you want to share and select sharing and security and give the drive name like c or d wherever the file is located

hope this helps

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right click and share

right click printers and folders you want to share and select the option to share the folder on the network Also there is an option to alow other Network users to change you files I would select that also or else they will be read only

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