I have two computers, both connected to the Web and each other through a Dell Wireless 2350 Router.
The desktop runs Windows XP Home, and the laptop runs Windows XP Pro.
Both computers have "File and Printer Sharing" allowed on the root C: drive. Both computers have had their firewalls configured so that sharing is exempted. Both computers are on the same workgroup (MIKATI MANSION).
Now, I'm able to access the desktop (with XP Home) from my laptop (with XP Pro) with no problem, browse through the folders, edit, delete, etc. BUT, going the other way around it's not so simple.
Under "My Network Places" on my XP HOME computer, I see the shared drives on the local computer, but NOT the shared drives of the XP PRO computer.
When I click on "View Workgroup Computers" icon in the "My Network Places" page, I can see both computers. But when I try to click on the Laptop with PRO, I get the following error:
"\\Laptop is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied."
Given the I am the network administrator, I'm a bit puzzled and frustrated.
I have a strong feeling all this is because one computer runs XP Home and the other runs XP Pro...
WASSIM MIKATI (yeah that's the joke)