I have connected two computers using one crossover cable so that I can easily transfer files and folders etc easily. The first computer (A) conencts to a adsl modem using a USB cable. This runs Windows XP Pro. It has a NIC which is used to connect the crossover cable to the other computer(B). The second computer (B)runs XP Home with SP2 installed. I have set it up so that through Sygate Firewall (Network Neighborhood option) files and printers are completely accessible from the second computer (B) and likewise for the other computer (A).
I have already had the network working fine. With data transfer to and from each of the computers. Then for some reason (dont ask me why, it was a really dumb thing to do) I disabled the Network connections for each of the computers (not for the adsl modem).
The next day I enabled the connections, I then made sure the firewall settings allowed file transfer to each of the computers. The problem is now I basically can not transfer files to or from either of the computers. When I click on Work Group Computers on Computer (A) I can see the icons for both computers (a) and (B) but can only see the shared resources for computer (A). When I click on computer (B) I get the "you do not have access to this.....". Then for computer (B) it wont even let me see the computers in the workgroup. It gives me the same message when I click on the workgroup computers icon.
I have restored computer settings to previous configurations when the network worked. I have also pinged both computers successfully.
Sorry for the long description. Any help would be gratefully received. Cheers