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Cannot access files on network

#1
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 Computer

J

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

#2
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/library/bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_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
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>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 Computer

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