Can't access laptop from desktop, but can access desktop from lapt

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by cartman, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. cartman

    cartman Guest

    I have a network set up on Windows XP Home. My desktop is connected to a
    router and the laptop is wireless. They both access the internet fine. I
    can print from my laptop to a printer connected to the desktop. I can access
    all files on the desktop from the laptop...but, I can not access any laptop
    files from the desktop. I receive the following error, "You might not have
    permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
    server to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied."

    I have gone to the Properties section of the folders in my laptop that I
    would like to share and have checked "Share this folder on the network" and
    "Allow network users to change my files."

    I'm stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    cartman, Aug 4, 2005
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    Jack Guest

    Jack, Aug 5, 2005
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  3. cartman

    Stargazer Guest

    I have a similar problem. However, I have two related problems. My printer
    is connected to a parallel port on the desktop. I can access all files on
    the laptop from the desktop, but not vice versa. I also can't set up the
    printer on the laptop ( not surprising, since the laptop can't "see" the

    Like "cartman" I'm also stumped. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Stargazer, Aug 6, 2005
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