W2K Prof. to W2K Prof. File & Printer Sharing Not Working

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Bob, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hi:

    I have two W2K Prof. computers (192.168.0.100 & 101) on a DLink wireless
    router (192.168.0.1). Both computers' NICs have File and Printer Sharing
    enabled. Both computers are in the same workgroup. However, I cannot
    see/share folders and printers from either computer to the other.

    If I create a share folder, the permissions dialog box only sees Users from
    the same computer, i.e. the Look In drop down is greyed-out and won't let me
    change to the other computer.

    Thanks for any help you can provide!!!
     
    Bob, Dec 12, 2004
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  2. Bob

    Malke Guest

    With Win2k, you need to create identical user accounts/passwords on each
    machine. Also, make sure any firewalls have the lan IP range in as
    Trusted.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Dec 13, 2004
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  3. Bob

    Developer Guest

    Hello,
    I have Win2000 (192.168.0.251) and WinXP Pro (192.168.0.253) computers
    in the same workgroup, connected to a NetGear router. The Win2000
    computer recognizes that the WinXP computer is in the group, but can't
    connect to it. The WinXP computer says the group is not available.

    Thanks for any suggestions....
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  4. Bob

    Developer Guest

    I can get to shares on the other computer by typing its address. For
    example, \\192.168.0.253\SharedFolder works. Can't browse by name, and
    connecting to the shared dvd drive using the IP address doesn't seem to
    work.
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  5. Bob

    Developer Guest

    I can get to shares on the other computer by typing its address. For
    example, \\192.168.0.253\SharedFolder works. Can't browse by name, and
    connecting to the shared dvd drive using the IP address doesn't seem to
    work. Probably the app trying to use the share can't handle the IP
    address...
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  6. Eric Cross [MVP], Dec 13, 2004
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  7. Bob

    Developer Guest

    Thanks, that did it.
    It seems my computers were using the setting on the router; when I
    changed routers, I didn't change the settings on the computers.
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  8. Bob

    Developer Guest

    Spoke too soon...
    I mistakenly added the NetWare Ipx/Spx NetBIOS protocol. The networking
    seemed to work. When I added NetBIOS to the TCP/IP protocol (and
    removed the NetWare junk), it didn't work.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  9. Bob

    Tanya Guest

    You will have to make sure you remove that NetWare Ipx/Spx NetBIOS
    protocol from all of them and reboot all.. Leave netbios over tcp/ip
    enabled. Then go and see if TCP/IP is bound to Client for Microsoft
    Networking and Printer and Filesharing. Sounds like your bindings got
    changed.
     
    Tanya, Dec 13, 2004
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  10. Bob

    Developer Guest

    Thanks for the help, Tanya.
    The laptop (WinXP Pro) can browse the shares on the desktop (Win2000
    sp3). When I try to browse the network on the desktop computer, it
    recognizes the workgroup, but then says it is not accessible.
    Could this have something to do with my making the network settings from
    an admin account, while my daily account is not in the admin group?
    Thanks again...
     
    Developer, Dec 13, 2004
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  11. Bob

    Tanya Guest

    If you have simple filesharing disabled then go into the machine and add
    your profile to permissions. Is there a $(hidden share) in the title in the
    sharing and security tab? If there is maybe click on new share and rename
    it. This will get everybody. Not a secure method but if it is a personal
    machine your the only one browsing. Giving your profile permission would be
    better.
    Here is a good site to go through
    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/netgeneral/
     
    Tanya, Dec 14, 2004
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  12. Bob

    Developer Guest

    Another poster on this group (Vinay S) says that the NetWare Ipx/Spx
    NetBIOS is required. When I re-installed that, the two computers can
    connect to each other by name (instead of IP).
     
    Developer, Dec 15, 2004
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  13. Bob

    Tanya Guest

    Apparently your bindings for file and printer sharing are with Netware not
    TCP/IP. My son had to use that when he wanted to Game on his LAN and was
    running a proxy(don't know if a proxy mattered)
     
    Tanya, Dec 15, 2004
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  14. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hi Malke:

    I did have identical usernames/passwords. Turns out it was my s/w firewall,
    that freeware from SyGate. That firewall has a parameter in Options to allow
    browsing Network Neighborhood and another parameter to allow file and print
    sharing.

    Thank you!
    Bob
     
    Bob, Dec 17, 2004
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  15. Bob

    Malke Guest

    I'm glad you got it figured out. Thanks for posting the resolution. It
    will help others.

    Malke
     
    Malke, Dec 17, 2004
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