I have 3 computers attached to a Belkin router. Computer #1 is an XP Pro machine, computer #2 is an XP Home machine and computer #3 is an XP Pro machine. All 3 are up to date with Windows updates. All 3 are virus/malware free as far as Norton AV 2005, Spybot, AdAware SE, Counterspy and MS AntiSpyware are concerned.
Computer #1 can access #2 and #3.
Computer #2 can access #3.
Computer #3 can access #2.
#2 and #3 cannot access #1 but they can ping #1.
The message they receive is:
"\\#1 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server...blah blah blah".
Since I am the Administrator of all 3 machines, my answer to me is "I don't know how to fix this". It seems that the problem lies with #1 since both machines can ping it but I can't find a way to permit them access.
I have created the user ID/password for both #2 and #3 in #1 and changed the Group Policy to allow connection with NO password. Computer #1 has Simple File Sharing enabled. What else should I check or change? Any suggestions are welcome.
Windows firewall is OFF in all 3. I use Zone Alarm 6.0.631.003 in computer #1 and 5.5.094 in #2 and #3. All computers are in the Trusted zone. If I turn off Zone Alarm in #1, it doesn't help.
Edited by skyrider, 29 August 2005 - 06:38 AM.