Need help with getting access to network computers

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Steve, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I can't view the files of all the computers on my network from all of the
    other network computers.

    I have an XP desktop wired connection to the Microsoft base station.

    I have another XP desktop that has a Microsoft network adapter and can
    connect to the internet via the base station.

    I can view all the files on the wired computer from the wireless computer
    and move files. However, when I try to access the files from the wireless
    connected computer from the computer connected to the base station I get an
    access denied error message. I have set up all the files for sharing on the
    wireless computers so I should be able to share them.

    Also, I just bought a laptop with Vista. I can see and share the files from
    this computer that are in the Public folder on my wired desktop but get the
    access denied message when I try to open up any of the other folders or the C
    drive.

    I disabled all firewall software on the laptop. I have Mcafee on both
    desktops.

    Help
     
    Steve, Jul 30, 2008
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  2. You need to make sure they are all in the same Workgroup.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 4, 2008
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    One computer they all show up in the same work group but not on the other two
     
    Steve, Aug 7, 2008
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  4. Right click on My Computer on each of them and ensure they are all members
    of the same Workgroup.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 7, 2008
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  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I did this and all my computers are in the same work group. I can see
    computer A files from Computer B so there is networking. I just can't see
    computer B files from computer A. I did get a message that Computer A could
    not ping Computer B.
     
    Steve, Aug 11, 2008
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  6. Make sure File and Printer Sharing is enabled on both and remember to give
    permissions to something on B so that it is shared.
     
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 12, 2008
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  7. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Done for Computer B but still no viewing of B from A, can view A files from
    B. I can print from B over the network.
     
    Steve, Aug 12, 2008
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  8. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I found the problem. My McAfee anti virus software would not let me ping the
    computer that I could not share. I checked the allow ping box in the McAfee
    software for this computer and I could now completely network this computer
    to the others.
     
    Steve, Aug 26, 2008
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