I set up a home network several months ago, with a Linksys WAG 160N as the gateway.
The connected systems are:
1) Main desk computer, HP Pavilion, XP Home SP3, linked by cable.
2) Acer netbook, XP Home SP3, linked wirelessly and only used on the network to update its windows and antivirus, otherwise used occasionally on trips.
3) OXX internet radio, linked wirelessly.
When I set up the network (a first for me, and quite hard work (!)), I gave permission for the netbook to access the files on the main computer. My problem is that although *sometimes* I can see them from the netbook, probably 90% of the times I try I get an error message to the effect that they are not available, I don't have permission or something similar. Then another time - voila! I can see them.
I just don't get it - how can something like file sharing come and go like this?
EDIT: PS I should add that I have ZoneAlarm Free on both computers.
Edited by Wol, 08 January 2010 - 04:36 AM.