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Home network problem

By hop228a ·
This problem is on a friends computer, and the set up is as follows:

Desktop (A), is connected via cable to the Netgear DG834G.
Laptop (B), is connected via cable to the Netgear DG834G.
Laptop (C), is connected via wireless PCMCIA card.

Desktop (A) can access shared folders/files on both laptops.
Laptop (B) can only access shared folders/files on laptop (C), and cannot access folders/files on dekstop.
Laptop (C) can only access shared folders/files on laptop (B), and cannot accesss folders/files on desktop.

Any ideas as to what is going on?

When I try to access desktop (A) from laptop (C), I get:

\\A is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.


Please ask for further details, if I have missed anyone that you need.

Thanks.

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by house In reply to Home network problem

Are the computers receiving ip addresses in the same network? If each lan port on the device acts as a real router port and not a switch, then you will see this communication problem.

Can you actually see the laptop(s) in question, or are you explicitly trying through UNC names?

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by hop228a In reply to

Sorry you have lost me.

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by LiamE In reply to Home network problem

Its a user issue.

Go to the desktop a and add the user(s) that will log in from laptop b and c and give them the appropriate pemissions.

Control panel, user accounts and then select add. Use browse to locate the users on the laptops.

Log into the laptops with the appropriate (ie matching to the new imported to desktop) log ons and you should then be ready to roll.

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by hop228a In reply to

I created user accounts on all machine, and still the same problem.

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by hop228a In reply to Home network problem

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by ReWrite In reply to Home network problem

Are you using multiple OS's? I have my network setup with 98, 2k and xp and I couldn't access every pc from every other pc until I installed netbeui. I know that some say you don't need this older protocol but it has resolved my networking problems in a number of networks I have set up. If you're using 2k or xp then each user wanting to access a pc must have a user account on the pc (or you can set each logon/password the same on each pc) or you must enable the guest account (not recommended), you must have a share established on each pc and if you are using any firewalls they must be set to allow traffic to them (either specific ip addresses or a complete net/subnet).

Post back with the specifics on each pc regarding OS, ip addresses (are they static or coming from a dhcp server), firewalls used (and settings) and how the shares are set up.

Cheers.

RW

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by hop228a In reply to

No, all machines are running xp pro. I've tried with and without NetBeui. Each machine has only one login account and have different login username/password. Each machine has shared folder, no problems sharing between the two laptops, but only the laptops are refused permission to access desktop shared folder. I guess the firewall is fine, considering both laptops can access each other.

IP address are desktop 192.168.0.100, laptop(B) 192.168.0.101 and laptop(C) 192.168.0.102. Firewall is from the NetGear DG834G. Shared folders is setup by right clicking on the folder and selecting sharing and security option.

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by hop228a In reply to Home network problem

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by ReWrite In reply to Home network problem

Where is the shared folder located on the desktop pc and what are the shared properties? Is the windows firewall enabled on the desktop pc and if so are the advanced settings enabling file and print sharing (or do you have a different software firewall installed like zonealarm, sygate or kerios)?

Post back with additional info on the desktop configuration.

Cheers.

RW

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by hop228a In reply to

The SHARED DOCUMENTS folder is displayed when you click on MY COMPUTER. Right clicking on Properties and selecting SHARING tab, I have the following. SHARE THIS FOLDER enabled. Share name: SharedDocs. User limit: Max. allowed. Windows firewall is disabled due to conflicting with the netgear firewall.

What desktop configuration do you require?

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