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Trouble sharing files and printers


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#1 fidlhead

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:21 PM

Our home network worked fine until my son took the laptop to a summer class at a university, and set it up to access the university network. Now the laptop can neither share nor access files and printers on our home network. The two desktops can still share files and printers, as before.

All three computers are running Windows XP, service pack 3. The laptop and one of the desktops uses McAfee Security Center. The other desktop has Norton virus protection.

If I try connecting to a mapped folder, I get this:

"An error occurred while reconnecting to M: to \\whatever\
Microsoft Windows network : The network path was not found.
This connection has not been restored."


If I try to connect via "My Network Places" I get this:

"\\computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found."


I've tried restoring the Windows firewall on the laptop to the defaults, and I've tried running the network set-up wizard (several times).

I just received some excellent help on a malware problem from Bleeping Computer, so I thought I'd try this forum as well. I'd appreciate any assistance.

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#2 sreez

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:10 PM

Just can you double check If that laptop is same work group as others.

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#3 fidlhead

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:32 PM

sreez,

Thanks for getting back to me. The work group on the laptop is the same as the others.

FH

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:46 AM

I have similar problem.....do you get this? On just one of my laptops I can see and take files FROM the PC to the laptop but I cannot SEND files from the PC to that same laptop.

All my folders on the Pc and all laptops are set to share and belong to the same work group. All the IP's have been allowed on the firewalls, it's just this one laptop that's gookie :thumbsup:
Windows XP Home....Netgear DG834G wireless modem/router....ISP- AOL.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 12:12 PM

The laptop belongs to my daughter. She just lent it to my son for his summer college class (where I'm convinced it got messed up). She has a vision problem, so I do a lot of re-formatting of music and text for visibility. Running back and forth with flash drives is a pain. Unfortunately, it won't network with the other computers at all.

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