I am stumped!

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by David W Allen, Oct 27, 2004.

  1. I have had a wireless network running for a year now, but following a
    major laptop refit, I seem to have been unable to set it up as before.
    The hardware is all Belkin, and both the desktop and laptop are running
    Windows XP HE, both with Service Pack 2 installed. The ADSL Internet
    connection is via the desktop.

    The desktop can access the laptop and the laptop can access the Internet
    and also the desktops' printer, but even though file sharing has been
    enabled, the laptop does not seem to be able to see the desktop files. I
    am certain that the solution is very simple, but I am now in the hair
    tearing mode.

    Can anybody assist?
    David W Allen, Oct 27, 2004
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  2. David W Allen

    Toy Guest

    try disabling any/all Firewalls.
    Toy, Oct 27, 2004
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  3. Thanks for that. I have done as you suggested, but still no joy. The
    laptop has Windows XP SP2 firewall checked as active, and the desktop
    has no problem in seeing its files.

    The desktop also has Sygate installed, but since SP2 this has been
    David W Allen, Oct 27, 2004
  4. David W Allen

    Toy Guest

    have you set from TCP to NetBIOS

    Toy, Oct 27, 2004
  5. Both machines have the Advanced TCP/IP settings as NetBIOS over TCP/IP
    David W Allen, Oct 27, 2004
  6. David W Allen

    Wira One Guest

    I had the same problem before (both on SP2), turned off Sygate for the
    trusted LAN and all went well. You may want to uninstall Sygate if thing
    still doesn't want to work.
    Wira One, Oct 28, 2004
  7. David W Allen

    Clueless Guest

    Recheck your shares, SP2 disables root access even if it had previously been
    allowed, I went through the same saga,
    Clueless, Oct 28, 2004
  8. I have removed Sygate from the desktop and rechecked all file sharing on
    that machine is open, and still get the 'Access is Denied' message when
    I attempt to read the desktop files from the laptop.
    David W Allen, Oct 28, 2004
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