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    cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

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    by saurabhp007 ·

    hi
    i have a windows xp service pack 3 hp desktop and another dell laptop running windows 7 ultimate. i want to create an ad hoc network to access files and printer.
    i created a network in my desktop , enabled ics(internet connection sharing) and connetcted my laptop. now my laptop can access the internet but i can neither see my laptop in netwrk places(of the desktop) nor can i see my desktop in the network places of the laptop . And i have enabled file sharing and all in my laptop. and installed net bios and nwlink ipx protocol in the desktop.and laptop is ONLY connected to my ad hoc network. i connect to the internet via my dektop using ethernet port.
    pls help !!!
    thank u

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    • #2901305

      Clarifications

      by saurabhp007 ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      Clarifications

    • #2901300

      Adjust windows Firewall Settings

      by robo_dev ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      Default setting is ‘no exceptions’ which does not allow local networking to work.

      Unless you have a Novell Netware server, you do not need or want nwlink ipx protocol.

      The main things you need is the ‘file and print sharing for microsoft networks.

      Note that the two devices need to have the same workgroup name. The default in XP is ‘workgroup’, but not sure about Win7.

      • #2901277

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        by saurabhp007 ·

        In reply to Adjust windows Firewall Settings

        hi
        thanx for the reply
        i know about the workgroup thing .. both are the part of ‘workgroup’.
        i use avg 2011 and windows firewall is disabled. can you suggest all the services / protocols and any other thing that i should allow or add to trusted list of my firewall?
        thank u

    • #2901275

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      by jamesdean1 ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
      Computer Browser
      DHCP Client
      DNS Client
      Network Connections
      Network Location Awareness
      Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
      Server
      TCP/IP Netbios helper
      Workstation

      • #2901192

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        by saurabhp007 ·

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        thank u for your suggestion.
        now i can access the internet and can see my laptop from my desktop, access some files, but cant see my desktop from my laptop. also i cannot access all the files( can only see them).
        w8in for ur reply
        thanks again !!

    • #2901247

      ICS changing you IP

      by nadeeja9 ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      HI, the issue might be due to the fact that you have enabled ICS, which when enabled for the first time changes your Ip for the network, so your IP would most probably not be the same IP pool of the LAN, therefore I suggest you manually change your IP to an available ip on your lan, let me know if this helped,

    • #2901235

      Put all your pcs in same network range

      by sanwardak ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      Hi
      Have you tried checking the IP address of all systems make sure they are in same IP range, and then try to ping each if ping is succsusful , then you will be able to access other systems.

      Regards

    • #2901153

      win 7 XP

      by strayer ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      Win 7 is not backward compatible with printer sharing with XP.
      I got a win 7 machine to share it’s printer with multiple XP machines.
      Look at the security tab in win 7. See if anything is blocking access.
      I would even try to set up the home network on the win 7 and have it share with the XP.
      Check the name of the user and password that will share on the win 7, you need that to password into XP to share.
      I know this is confusing, but I had a real time setting up the printer sharing.
      I don’t know if any of this helps.

    • #2899274

      thank you all

      by saurabhp007 ·

      In reply to cannot see access other pcs in my network..y?

      thanks every1 for your advice. but currently i dont have my laptop . so presently i cant work on this issue. i will try all your suggestions as soon as i can.
      thanks once again
      regards

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