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By Rosstamon ·
I have Windows 2000 Pro on my desktop PC and laptop PC. I have a Linksys wireless-G broadband router and a linksys 5 port workgroup switch. At one point I had everything working just fine. Both computers were seeing the internet through my DSL modem. And, using my laptop I could login to my desktop PC and get to the printers and exchange files etc. Now I try to get to my desktop PC from my laptop and I get the MS grey box with the red circle and white X that says
"(the ip address) is not accessible.
There are currently no logon servers available to service the logon request."
But from my laptop I can ping my desktop and from my destop I can ping my laptop. What might be causing this and how can I resolve it?
Also, I am still able to get to the internet on both machines.
Thanks.

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by Parbo In reply to Home Peer to Peer questio ...

You need to create an account on the desktop that is the same as the one on the laptop. So if on the laptop you sign in i.e as jim and the password is jim23 then you create the same account/password on the desktop. I'm not sure how things were before this problem but if you sign in to a system and you are using resources on a different system it will try to use the current login credentials to authorize you and if it cannot find those credentials access will be denied.
This setup should work for you..

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by Matrixcsl In reply to Home Peer to Peer questio ...

hello

parbo's answer is correct, BUT ALSO, if that doesn't work/if you already have the same user accounts set TCP/IP to obtain automatically on both machines - then try again.

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by adasys In reply to Home Peer to Peer questio ...

parbo and matrixs are correct, but make sure do dont have any personal firewall installed in your laptop preventing your destop to access it. Make sure you configure the personal firewall to allow full access of your desktop.

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