I have a problem connecting a packard bell easynote R3563 to a desktop computer using a normail crossover cable.
What's funny for me is that i can ping the desktop from the notebook and i can also ping the notebook from the desktop (they are in the same workgroup and have different names) but as soon as i want to access the desktops file form the notebook i get a error message "The network location cannot be reached".
The desktop is running Windows Xp Pro and the the notebook is running Windows XP Home SP2.
Something i also don't quite understand is that in my control panel there is two network connection icons don't know if that can be the problem. But the best part is i can access the internet on the notebook (it works from the the connection that's shared on the the desktop)
What i did so far but to no sucess is.
- change the ip and workgroups (always the same on workgroups on both but with different ip's)
- removed all firewalls and also disabled windows wirewalls
- reinstalled NIC's drivers
- resetup the sharing
- antivirus couldn't find anything
Can someone maybe advice me......?
Thx in advance for your help!