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Okay, here's the deal guys.

I have 2 computers in my living room networked together. Since we hooked them together, we've been able to share docs
using a Shared Docs folder.

All of a sudden my son's computer can't view the Shared Docs folder from his computer. We have no idea why and we have
no idea how to fix this problem.

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance (cuz as usual you guys ALWAYS come up with a FIX)

dog

Edited by moondog830, 19 November 2007 - 06:51 PM.

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Hi Dog
How are the 2 computers networked. Via a cable one to the other orvia a switch/hub?
What I put in blue you type
Please click on Start>run cmd enter
at the prompt ipconfig enter
do this on both computers please. Is the IP subnet and gateway the same (ip should be different in last 3 numbers only
eg 192.168.0.101 and 192.168.0.102)
Cheers
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Thanks for the reply ... sorry for taking so long to respond ... holidays and the wife says I'm the cook :)

My PC (main one) IP Address 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0

Other PC IP Address 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0


Now what? :)

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How are the 2 computers networked. Via a cable one to the other or via a switch/hub?

on other pc
click start run cmd enter
at the prompt ping 192.168.0.100 enter
do you get a reply ?
right click on my computer (both computers) click on propertities. Do both computers have the same workgroup.
on the main computer is there a hand under the Shared Document folder ?
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How are the 2 computers networked. Via a cable one to the other or via a switch/hub?

on other pc
click start run cmd enter
at the prompt ping 192.168.0.100 enter
do you get a reply ?
right click on my computer (both computers) click on propertities. Do both computers have the same workgroup.
on the main computer is there a hand under the Shared Document folder ?
Cheers
Peterm


Sorry, forgot to answer the connection question. They are connected using a Linksys router.

When we run ping on the other computer we get the message "Request Timed Out" 4 times.

They are NOW both in the same workgroup (stupid stupid stupid me) (( would it require me to restart MY computer as well after that is changed))

No, there is no hand under the Shared Document folder

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Yes you have to reboot
Try to ping again - Try to ping each other does it work both ways or only one way or not at all?
If ping works both ways.
if you are running Windows XP Home Edition, do the following:
1.Right-click the shared folder or drive, and then click Properties.
2.On the Sharing tab, click Share this folder on the network.
3.Set any other options that you want, and then click OK.
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Other PC can ping mine, but mine can't ping other PC
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did you try the other steps to share the folder ?
Reboot the router then start both computers
can you now ping both ways ( may just be firewall) wich we will need to check if this does not work.
have you loaded any new programs or updated any software before this happened. Like Zone alarm?
Cheers
peterm

Edited by peterm, 27 November 2007 - 01:09 AM.

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I have to back up a bit here .... neither PC can ping the other. I'm not sure what happened. My son
was the one working on the other PC and at one time he ping mine and got a response. I just tried
6 times this morning and nothing either way.

I am going back through all of what you've said so far and re-checking everything

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Turn off router. Check ipconfig - should be blank ip subnet and gateway.
Are they Blank ?
Reboot router and both computers.
Check ip subnet and gateway on both computers.
Double check both computers are in the same workgroup.
Have you updated any anti virus or firewalls or loaded any new software before this happened - like zone alarm ?

Edited by peterm, 01 December 2007 - 05:39 PM.

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Okay, now what?

The IP Addresses are now reversed .... :)

Other PC 192.168.1.100

My PC 192.168.1.101

Both PC's are in the same WORKGROUP

When I unplugged the Router ... the IP Address on my computer was blank
like you said it should be ... but the OTHER computer had an IP address,
gateway, and subnet.

Nothing new added .... just continually updating our AVG anti-virus programs.
The only firewalls up are the ones that are part of WinXP.

I also tried pinging from both computers AFTER rebooting the router AND the
PC's and the OTHER PC can ping mine, but MY PC timed out.
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Ok the other computer still having an ip address is strange
open the command prompt on the other pc and type in ipconfig /release enter
then check the ip address it should be blank.
then ipconfig /renew enter
Try ping both ways again
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