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Skudor

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Hi all,

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!
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Skudor

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Problem solved!!!!!!!!, The problem was a faulty driver that i downloaded form the net. :whistling:

(edit i left the driver part out....oops)

Edited by Skudor, 12 September 2006 - 11:23 PM.

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Facedown98

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Good work fixing it yourself :blink: Come back and see us if you have any more questions :whistling:
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