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XP requests password to access networked 2K system, but...

by mpdignan / February 27, 2006 11:13 AM PST

...I didn't specify a password when I shared the folders on my 2K machine. I can access my XP machine from my 2K machine with no password prompts. This also started to happen after I started WEP protection on the network. Why is this happening and how can I fix it? Could the WEP issue have started it? If so, why can I access my XP machine from my 2K machine and not the other way around?

System info:
800 meg AMD Athlon---Pent. II
256 megs of RAM--------128 megs of RAM

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Seems proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2006 11:20 AM PST

Access is by accounts. Did you make an account by the same name and password on the other machines?


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reply to ''Seems Proper''
by mpdignan / February 27, 2006 11:40 AM PST
In reply to: Seems proper.

Both computers are registered to my name and I am the default user. However, since I am the only one who uses the computers, I have set no admin password. There is also no password entered in either system for anything else.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2006 11:43 AM PST

Having same name and password on each account and match the administrator password/account as well.

If you installed a firewall, that's the most common point of failure.


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