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Local Networking Problems

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Both host and slave computers can connect to the internet and the ping test works. The slave connects through the host and the host connects directly.

I cannot share any files from either computer. I can see each of them but when i click on it i get the message that i do not have access and should contact the system administrator. I am the system administrator HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hi djandyuk,

The most likely cause for this is a software firewall. Please follow the steps below.

Basic Checklist for Networking
1. Ensure that all firewalls are disabled for all computers involved.
2. Ensure that all computers on the network are in the same workgroup.
3. Ensure that you have 'File Sharing' enabled - to do this, right-click on any Drive/Folder/File on one (or all) of the other computers, and select 'Sharing and Security...'. Ensure that 'Share this folder on the Network' is enabled.

Once you have checked all of this, on the host computer (and one slave computer), please do the following:
Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing Ctrl+C, and then posting on this forum.

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