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one computer on network cant access other computers shared files


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lancebass

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Just hooked a third computer up to my wireless network. It is running xp home. I can access the internet but not the shared files of the other comuters. When I click on my network places, nothing shows up. The other computers are able to access eachothers files with no problems. Can anyone help??
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Also on all three computers when I click view workgroup computers it says I dont have permision.
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Did you set up the PC so it is visible on the network?
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Did you set up the PC so it is visible on the network?


How do you do this?? :whistling:
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Click Start
Click Programs
Click Accessories
Click Communications
Than Choose the Network Setup Wizard.
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Click Start
Click Programs
Click Accessories
Click Communications
Than Choose the Network Setup Wizard.


That is not working, keep in mind two of the computers can see the shared files between the two, the third can connect to the internet but see no shared files and can also not share files.
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Are all the PC's XP Home?
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Also, take a look at this.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/304040
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Two are xp home and the other media center. Yah know what your first suggestion actually worked!! I had originally only ran the wizzard on the computer that was having problems. Then I went ahead and used the wizzard on the other xp home computer and sure enough all the computers became visible and all shared folders became visible and all computers, including the Media Center which I did not run the wizzard on.

Thanks Ultimateslacker.

I wonder why I had to run the wizzard on just the XP Home computers and not the other????

Edited by lancebass, 08 February 2007 - 10:29 PM.

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Yeah man I had to do the same thing for my xp home..

Well anytime for the help man I am super glad I was able to help you :whistling:
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Yeah man I had to do the same thing for my xp home..

Well anytime for the help man I am super glad I was able to help you :whistling:



Hey, one more question. I turned back on my norton firewall, now the computers firewalled cant be accessed. Do you know by any chance, how within Norton to allow the computers on my network access??
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I think you can set it to allow certain network addresses to have access, now these addresses will likely be 192.168.0.xxx (xxx depends on the computer) but I don't have norton firewall so I don't know if it'l let you do that.
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Actually when I did some research, the firewall causes interference. :whistling:
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replace it with a different firewall?
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Yeah norton is a system resource hogger.

Try Sygate. I heard there pretty good.

Or use the Windows firewall.
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