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Can't connect my computer to the network


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Grantax

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How do I make other computers have access to my computer?
Obviously the 'Establish a new connection' doesn't work. (I don't know what the english name is, because my XP isn't english)

I can see all the other computers in my workgroup, but I can only connect to one of them, so can all the other computers, seems like that's the only one who did it right.

I don't understand why this has to be so difficult.
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Hi Grantax,

I don't understand why this has to be so difficult.

If technology was simple, alot of people wouldn't have jobs :tazz:

I can see all the other computers in my workgroup, but I can only connect to one of them, so can all the other computers, seems like that's the only one who did it right.

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 each computer has File and Printer Sharing installed.
4. Ensure that you have File Sharing enabled - to do this, right-click on any Drive or Folder on one (or all) of the computers, and select Sharing and Security.... Ensure that Share this folder on the Network is enabled.

Please confirm that you have followed all of these steps.
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Dan.
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I dont know if you have read my post, however, i hope you do, because i have a similar problem yet, i get access denied continuosly.
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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 each computer has File and Printer Sharing installed.
4. Ensure that you have File Sharing enabled


All firewalls are disabled.
I don't have SP2 installed, and I the other one is disabled.

All computers are in the same workgroup.
When I connected to the workgroup, I used the default name (MSHOME) on all of them.

All computers has File and Printer Sharing installed.
I went to Network Connection, Right click the connection, selected properties, chose File and Printer Sharing, and installed so there weren't any more drivers available on either of the three things there; Client, Protocol and Service.

All computers have File Sharing enabled. (I shared D:\ on both)



After I did this I changed router today, before I tested it... Because the on I used earlier is very slow..
Do I have to do the workgroup thing again on every computer now?

Edited by Grantax, 06 February 2006 - 08:52 AM.

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Do I have to do the workgroup thing again on every computer now?

No, it should still be the same. For troubleshooting purposes, I am going to get you to give all of the accounts full access to D:\ (your shared Drive). Please do this on all of the computers that are having connectivity issues.
Please goto Start --> Run --> Type CMD and press OK --> Type:
cacls D:\ /g everyone:f -- NOTE: There is a space between the \ and / along with a space between the g and everyone -- there is no space between the everyone, : and f

Are you now able to connect to these computers?
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Still doesn't work..

I also got a message..
No * was done between accountname and Security-IDs.

* = A word I couldn't translate..

Edit: I got the message when I entered 'cacls D:\ /g everyone:f' into the CMD window.

Edit 2: I don't have SP2 installed, do I have to install it in order to let other people access my computer? (Because I've never had problems with this when SP2 was installed)

Edited by Grantax, 07 February 2006 - 09:06 AM.

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Edit 2: I don't have SP2 installed, do I have to install it in order to let other people access my computer? (Because I've never had problems with this when SP2 was installed)

You shouldn't need SP2, however I would recommend installing it as it might help -- but even if it doesn't help, it's still a good idea to have it :tazz:

accountname and Security-IDs.

Hrm.. Could these two words have any other translation? I'd like to know why the cacls command is failing outright.

It would help alot if you could do the following on all of the computers, labeling them appropriately (ie: Working Computer = W1, unworking computer(s) = N1, N2, N3 etc..).

Please goto Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> Type net view -- please copy/paste this information into your next reply by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum.

Please goto Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> Type nbtstat -c -- please copy/paste this information into your next reply by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum.

Thanks,
Dan.
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ATM there's only 2 computers online (including me)


C:\>net view
Det er ingen oppføringer i listen.


C:\>nbtstat -c

Nettverksbro (Nettverksbro) 4:
Node-IP-adresse: [192.168.1.249] Område-ID: []

Navnetabell for eksternt NetBIOS-hurtigbuffer

Navn Type Vertsadresse Levetid [sek]
---------------------------------------------------------------
THOMAS <20> UNIQUE 192.168.1.48 547

C:\>
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:tazz: Could you please translate that for me? :)
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Hehe, you asked me to copy and paste =D
Remember that I did not translate correctly for sure..

C:\>net view
There are no entries in the list.


C:\>nbtstat -c

Networkbridge (Networkbridge) 4:
Node-IP-address: [192.168.1.249] Area-ID: []

Nametable for extern NetBIOS-quickbuffer

Name Type HostAddress Uptime [sec]
---------------------------------------------------------------
THOMAS <20> UNIQUE 192.168.1.48 547
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Hehe, you asked me to copy and paste =D

lol, yeah sorry :tazz: I guess I didn't really think.

Is "THOMAS" your computer, or one of the computer's you're trying to connect to? According to Net View, you don't have any network connectivity with any of the other computers.

What happens when you go to Start, Run and then type: \\[Other Computer's IP] and also \\[Other computer's name] -- eg: \\192.168.1.100 and \\THOMAS

Please also restart all of the computers (or just two) into Safe Mode with Networking, and then try to share files between them. Can you?

Well, I'm off to bed, I'll post a new reply tomorrow :)
G'night.
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Ok, I'll try that...
G'night.. I just got home from school =D

Edit: When I tried to go to start, run and type that.. I got the access denied message..

Edited by Grantax, 09 February 2006 - 07:56 AM.

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Edit: When I tried to go to start, run and type that.. I got the access denied message..

Are you logged in as the Administrator, or do you have Admin privileges?
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Admin priviliges..
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Grantax,
Please restart all computers (or just two) into Safe Mode with Networking, and then try to share files -- are you able to?
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