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By RescueFire ·
I have a very simple network. Two computers, both running XP Pro. A simple 5 port network hub. DSL coming in and two computers connected. Both computers access the DSL no problem. I can access the files on my son's computer but when I try to access my files from his computer or use my printer from his computer it asks for a user name and password which I never assigned. Very frustrating. I used the simple network wizard on both computers but I must have done something wrong since I cannot access my computer from his. Help!

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by steve.mallard In reply to Need Password to access

setup a user on the opposite computer that is the same as your login and password.... this will do the trick share any folders with your username and the other computer's user's name

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by RescueFire In reply to

Thanks, using a user name helped. I didn't have to bother with a password. XP didn't like that but it worked. Thanks!

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by DeN inc. In reply to Need Password to access

have you tried loggin in using your XP username and password?

Does your User in your PC have admin access?

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by RescueFire In reply to

Both computers only have admin users so to speak. I don't set up user names, passwords or different desktop options. But setting up a user name with no password worked perfectly.

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