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By outlawmech ·
I have 7 computers in a small network. And I am a newbie. We are not running a server as the domain controler, but as a backup system of data. I have these operaiting systems on the " network"

WinXP, WinXP home and Win ME. Basic cable router hub combo situation.

I cannot get the file we need to share to be seen consistently on the network.
I want to make sure I'm doing things right.

I have made folders in the "shared folder " area available. I click on network places, I can see all the computers. I have turned off the " windows firewall" but still its a hit and miss with seeing those files.
Forgive my ignorance, but I need to fix this. Can I have the best solution from you wonderful folks??

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by toahiyo In reply to File sharing issue

Winxp has got extra security feature compared to winme so just sharing isnt enough on these o/s. better put the files on winme pc which is less stngy on security and set share w/o password. Also ensure that u hv set the same workgroup name for all pcs

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by SypherSoul(sp) In reply to File sharing issue

Upgrade the me computer never connect a windows me computer to a network. Next configure all computers to another workgroup besides windows xp default that should allow each computer to talk to each other. Another option try to access the shared folder through run box utility

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by BFilmFan In reply to File sharing issue

You are limited on the number of simultaneous IP connections in Windows desktop Operating systems.

Windows XP Home and ME are limited to 5 simultaneous IP connections.

Windows XP Porfessional is limited to 10.

Your issue most likely is that the system hosting the file shares is exceeding this limit.

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