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Networking Issues Between XP Home and XP Pro


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rivory02

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Ok, My college buddies and I have been trying to setup some sort of fileshare through our WIRED Linksys router for some time. There are 4 computers on the network, but for the sake of simplicity, this problem only deals with two:

Computer 1 (Patrick): WinXP Home (service pack 1)
Computer 2 (Raymond) WinXP Pro (service pack 2)

Computer 1 can see Computer 2 and can access all shared files. Computer 2 can SEE Computer 1 but gets the following message when trying to access it: "\\Computer 1 is not accessible...access is denied"

Both computers are using an antivirus program, F-Secure, with built in Firewall but this problem occurs when both firewalls are entirely disabled. Additionally, all windows firewalls are disabled.

In my search for solutions to this problem, I have also enabled netbios. Not luck.

I'm a fairly advanced computer user, so if you need more info I'd be happy to comply. The sharing is not essential, but this problem has become more of an annoyance and blow to my ego than anything else. :tazz:

Thank you.
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First of all do you have something shared on computer 1? If not do this first.

If that fails try doing it by ip instead of by name //192.168.2.25 substituting your computer 1's ip address with the example I used.
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Yeah, I've actually got his entire c drive shared just to make sure. Tried to access via IP address with no luck: same error message.

Don't know if this will help: I AM able to successfully ping his IP address.
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First of all do you have something shared on computer 1?  If not do this first.

If that fails try doing it by ip instead of by name //192.168.2.25 substituting your computer 1's ip address with the example I used.

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it's actually

\\192.168.2.25\{sharename}

both PCs, I assume are in the same workgroup?

Simple file sharing enabled on both?
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Try enabling the guest account going this route via the cmd line “net user guest /active:yes”. The computer will return a result, ‘command completed successfully’ and a reboot is then required.

I would do this to both systems.
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