Computer 2 "sees" Computer 1 but can't connect

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Chopdawg, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. Chopdawg

    Chopdawg Guest

    When I "view workgroup computers," I see listings for both my laptop and my
    PC; but, from the laptop, when I double-click on the listing for the PC I get
    "Not accessible; you might not have permission."

    Both computers see the Internet with no problems. Anybody got any ideas?
    Thanks!

    CHOPDAWG
     
    Chopdawg, Mar 4, 2007
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    howard Guest

    Boy does this problem sound familiar. I have the same problem: I have 3
    computers in the same workgroup: 1, 2, and 3. 1 can "see" 2 and 3, but 2 and
    3 cannot "see" 1.

    Jack gave me a bunch of stuff to read, but no joy.

    Here's how I've disabled the Microsoft firewall.

    Left click on "My Computers", right click "Network places" , Right click on
    the "wireless Connections", left click on the Advanced tab, left click on the
    Windows Firewall and then say "no" to the firewall. Do that on each computer.


    I hear our wireless routers contain their own firewalls to protect us, so
    I'm choosing to ignore the MS warning messages.

    Anyway, that helped a bit by letting 1 see 2 and 3 , but it didn't help 2
    and 3 see 1. Since 2 sees 3 and 3 sees 2, I'm assuming it has something to do
    with the permissions in 1. I get the same message as you've been getting,
    Chopdawg. I've still not discovered what the problem is. So I'm very
    interested in any other clues.
     
    howard, Mar 5, 2007
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  3. Chopdawg

    howard Guest

    Hello,

    I invited my IT person for a "house-call" on this networking problem. After
    about 2 hours of working it, the only thing that works is a "work-around".
    Here comes the work around.

    The name of PC 1 (the one no other computer can see) is NEWONE. The name of
    the folder on NEWONE that I want to be able to see on PC2 and PC3 is
    "ShareFolder".

    On PC 2: right click on "my computers". Left click on "Explore". Left
    click on "Tools". Left Click on "Map Network Drives". Select a drive letter
    (N) and then for "folder" type \\NEWONE\ShareFolder . This skipped all of
    the issues I was having with some kind of blocking on PC1 and mapped PC1's
    folder onto PC2 . It worked! I also did this on my other computer PC3. It
    worked too. Not so elegant, sure, but I'm in business now.

    So I thought this might help.
     
    howard, Mar 6, 2007
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