Posted 04 January 2009 - 09:07 AM
I have 3 computers. 1 desktop (Windows XP Home), 2 Laptops (Vista Basic and Windows XP Pro). I have successfully set up my wireless router and modem so all internet usage on the computers works fine. The problem I have is accessing the desktop computer using the Network explorer (you know with the workgroup explorer etc) from either of the two laptops. When clicking the icon of the desktop machine in the network explorer from either of the laptops I get the 'access denied' message.
I can access the two laptops from the desktop and the two laptops can access each other. I can ping both ways from all three computers. I set simple file sharing to 'on' in all xp computers (except for the XP Home desktop because simple file sharing is always on apparently). As for the Vista laptop I think that is configured fine becuase as I said I can access it from the other Xp laptop. I have also run the network setup wizard on the XP machines and also named the workgroup to 'Workgroup' on all (this isn't a problem becuase I can see all three machines in the same workgroup).
I'm pretty sure this isn't a file sharing issue as much as a general 'accessing' the PC issue (if that makes sense) because the issue is that I can't access the computer via the network explorer full stop, not that I can't access particular folders on the desktop.
I think i've mentioned everything. Hope it makes sense.
Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks.