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twallace0

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When I try to connect to other computers on my wireless network, I get the following message from Windows.

[Insert network name here] "is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the network to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

Before, my network was working fine and I could share files and print on either one of my printers. Now, I got a new computer and its the one that's causing the trouble.

All of the computers on the network have the same network id and stuff like that so I don't know what could be wrong.

I would greatly appreciate the help as I am getting tired of having to go downstairs just to print something and then bring it back upstairs again.
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Hello twallace0 and welcome to Geeks to Go,

I need a little additional information to ascertain whether or not I will be able to assist you, in correctly setting up your File and Print Share Home Network.

Please Answer the following questions:

1) What operating System's do you have on all PC's being connected to the File and Print Share network, Please include any Windows Updates or Patches (Example..XP SP1 or 2)?

2) What are the Model and Manufacturer of the Wireless / Wired Adapter's currently Installed on all PC's being Included in this Network?

3) What is the Model and Manufacturer of the Router, Switch, or Hub you are using?

4) What IP Configuration are you using (Example.. DHCP, PPoE / Static, Automatic)

5) What antivirus programs do you have running?

6) What firewalls do you have running?

7) What pop-up blockers, Ad Blockers, and Malware detectors do you have running?

8) What is the model and manufacturer of all the printers you are wanting to Share?

9) Do you have the original installation disk for each and every printer you are wanting to share?

10) Do you have the ability to write to a blank floppy (IE.. a 3 1/2 drive [not a prerequisite just makes the setup a little easier])

11) What steps have you already taken to try and implement the File and Print Share Ability for your network?



PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS 1-11 THOROUGHLY, TO HELP ME BETTER PROVIDE
YOU WITH A WALKTHROUGH ON HOW TO SETUP YOUR FILE AND PRINT SHARE
NETWORK .


PS...
Additional Question just for you: :tazz:


A) What computer is set as the Hub Computer. (IE... all the computers on your network connect throguh <what> computer?)

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twallace0

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1) Two Windows XP Home SP2 Computers and One Windows 2000 computer
2) All computers have the Linksys WUSB54G adapters
3) Router is Linksys WRT54G
4) IP Configuration is DHCP (I think)
5) Norton Internet Security
6) Same as above
7) Same as above
8) HP Officejet 710c, and Canon PIXMA i4000
9) Yes
10) Yes
11) Enabled file and printer sharing (I think), and every computer has its network ID changed to the same one.

Neither of the computers is a hub computer. I have the router setup in a central location away from each of the computers near the cable modem.

Here's the setup

Downstairs computer: Windows 2000 with HP Officejet 710c
Laptop: Windows XP Home SP2
Upstairs comptuer: Windows XP Home SP2 with Canon PIXMA i4000.

The upstairs computer is the new one and the network was working before I added it.
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Well I fixed the problem on my own...It had to do with Norton's Internet Security Firewall blocking other computers and my own from connecting to each other.
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Im Glad to hear your problem has been corrected twallace0,

Thats why questions 5, 6, and 7 are in the Question List... They are the prevalant causes for this type of post for help.

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