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Linksys Wireless Network with WinXP SP2


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StevenEsq

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I have three computers all runing WinXp SP2

A: Desktop connected to Linksys wireless router and internet;
B: Laptop with wireless card (running XP pro)
C: Desktop with wireless card

All stations can access the net through the wireless connection to "A" but none of the computers can access other "workgroup" computers.

I have run the Wireless network and Network set-up wizards many times. When I try to view "workgroup" computers from the "A" machine, I see "B" but can't access. The message is access denied. (I have not tried C yet.)

(I have the windows firewalls installed but the exceptions allow file/printer sharing.)

When I try to view the Workgroup computers on the "B" machine, I get the error:

"[Workgroup] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact admin to find out if you have access permissions. A list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

All hardware is working fine. I had the system running perfectly a few weeks ago (including all file and printer sharing) and it seemed to me that it was not much trouble setting up the first time around. In fact, I don't recall doing very much and it just worked. (How nice!)

I subsequently upgraded Computer A and can't seem to get the system back up the way it was before with Workgroup capabilities and file/printer sharing.

I have spent many hours trying to fix this to no avail. Please help! Thank you very much.
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what do you receive if using net view \\aname from B? Assuming it is system error 5, you have permisssion issue. check this troubleshooting details,

troubleshooting is not accessible error: Troubleshooting step by step:. A. Is a firewall blocking the LAN traffic? ...
http://www.howtonetw...ccessibale0.htm
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Chicagotech: I have no idea what you are talking about. I read the website links and I am further confused by them. Sorry. Windows firewalls are up but exceptions are file/printer sharing.

Here is my ipconfig/all screen:



Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\StevenEsq>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SLWVaio
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0E-35-4B-74-38
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, August 15, 2005 9:33:27 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:33:27 PM


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/1000 MT Network Connect
ion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-00-46-DA-CC-68

C:\Documents and Settings\StevenEsq>
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Okay: here is my "Net View" screen:

C:\Documents and Settings\StevenEsq>net view \\SLWVaio
Shared resources at \\SLWVaio

SLW Vaio

Share name Type Used as Comment

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Printer Print Microsoft Office Document Image Writer
SharedDocs Disk
The command completed successfully.


C:\Documents and Settings\StevenEsq>
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Disable the windows firewall altogether, it is buggy, and might be the cause of your problem, you can always enable it later, but for now you should disable it until you solve your problem
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