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Cannot access files on network

  1. #1


    bob Guest

    Cannot access files on network

    I cannot access files on the computers on my home network. Here is the
    situation:

    3 computers
    desktop (A) with XP
    desktop (B) with XP
    laptop with Vista

    Linksys router with the computers connected with an ethernet cable.

    All 3 computers can access internet (cable)

    "A" can see other 2 computers, laptop can see other 2 computers, "B" can
    see only "A".

    Folders with sharing enabled show up on all the computers, but files
    within the folders cannot be accessed. An error screen states the "files
    cannot be accessed, etc -- possibly don't have permission, etc."

    There is only one user on each computer, the administrator.

    Each computer has a different name -- the workgroup name is the same for all
    3.

    Hope somebody has some ideas -- thanks for your help.



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Jack \(MVP-Networking\). Guest

    Re: Cannot access files on network

    Hi
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    Jack (MVP-Networking).


    "bob" <bob5602@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:006e06cc$0$10047$c3e8da3@xxxxxx

    >I cannot access files on the computers on my home network. Here is the
    >situation:
    >
    > 3 computers
    > desktop (A) with XP
    > desktop (B) with XP
    > laptop with Vista
    >
    > Linksys router with the computers connected with an ethernet cable.
    >
    > All 3 computers can access internet (cable)
    >
    > "A" can see other 2 computers, laptop can see other 2 computers, "B" can
    > see only "A".
    >
    > Folders with sharing enabled show up on all the computers, but files
    > within the folders cannot be accessed. An error screen states the "files
    > cannot be accessed, etc -- possibly don't have permission, etc."
    >
    > There is only one user on each computer, the administrator.
    >
    > Each computer has a different name -- the workgroup name is the same for
    > all 3.
    >
    > Hope somebody has some ideas -- thanks for your help.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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