can't figure this out

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by purple people eater, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. I am having a problem with file sharing. I have one XP home machine and one
    win 98 machine. It seems that whenever I shut down the machines and restart,
    I only have a one way file sharing available. The last machine to start up
    is not able to see the files on the first machine to start. But the first
    machine to start is able to see files on the last machine to start. The
    internet connections on both machines are running fine.

    I am running client for microsoft, tcp/ip and ips/xps compatible protocols.

    anybody have any ideas?

    Gord
     
    purple people eater, Apr 14, 2004
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  2. It can take up to 15 minutes for network browsing (My Network Places
    and Network Neighborhood) to work after a computer starts up.

    During that time, you should be able to access the other computer
    directly by typing its name in the Start | Run box in this format:

    \\computer

    Using more than one protocol can make network browsing unreliable,
    especially when XP is involved. If you don't have a specific need for
    IPX/SPX (e.g. for networked games), remove it from both computers. If
    you need IPX/SPX, choose one protocol for file sharing and un-bind
    file sharing from the other one. I've written a web page with
    details:

    Windows XP Network Protocols
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/network_protocols.htm
     
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Apr 14, 2004
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  3. purple people eater

    Gord Stephan Guest

    i tried running only on tcp/ip and could not connect at all.. I was by a
    local shop to try the ips and it worked albeit unreliably
     
    Gord Stephan, Apr 14, 2004
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  4. If a network doesn't work using TCP/IP as the only protocol, the most
    likely problem is that a firewall on one or both computers is blocking
    access. See this web page:

    Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
    http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp/ic_firewall.htm
     
    Steve Winograd [MVP], Apr 14, 2004
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