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Filesharing between Windows 2000 and Windows XP Home


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#1 LordSoren

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Posted 27 August 2005 - 11:55 AM

Greetings,

I was wondering if someone might give me some help on getting my network up and running again. I have had two W2K pro computers running with filesharing between them flawlessly for about 2 years now. One of the computers, however, decided to die a few weeks ago and I was forced to buy a new one.

The new computer is running XP home and for the life of me, and using several tutorials on the internet, have I been unable to see the other computer on my home network.

I am able to see my XP machine from the 2k machine, but when I try to access it (I have a shared folder on it) I get the message "\\XPcomp is not accessable. The network path was not found"

I am running an Ethernet network with a Linksys hub/switch. The hub/switch is connected directly to the internet through the uplink port. I then have the two computers connected to the hub. I have full internet access on both computers.

Any help or suggestions to getting file and print sharing would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Soren

EDIT: Forgot to mention, I have disabled the windows XP firewall already and I am running Norton Internet Security on the Windows XP machine

Edited by LordSoren, 27 August 2005 - 12:12 PM.


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Posted 27 August 2005 - 04:11 PM

Make sure they are on the same work group. Right click on the drive or folder you want share and set the permissiom.
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Posted 28 August 2005 - 03:46 PM

Both computers are on the same workgroup ("WORKGROUP") and I have folders shared on both computers. When I try and browse the network on the XP machine (My network places --> left side menu item "view workgroup computers") I get the message:

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have premission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access premissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"

Also, XP home does not use premissions to share files over a network connection - they are open to all users. Premssions are only available in Pro.

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Posted 01 September 2005 - 11:32 PM

Still looking for help on this problem, if you have any futher ideas please let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 02 September 2005 - 12:06 AM

[QUOTE] I am running Norton Internet Security on the Windows XP machine


this could be why, why dont you disable that. it also monitirs incoming and outgoing traffic.
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Posted 03 September 2005 - 08:56 AM

Still looking for help on this problem, if you have any futher ideas please let me know. Thanks.

I am still working on it . I am caught up in south Louisiana. Sorry it's taking so long.

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 06:54 AM

have you disabled the firewalls? check the windows firewalls in control panel as well too please.
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 01:51 PM

Sorry wrong post

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Posted 05 September 2005 - 05:31 PM

Have you temporarily disabled the firewall(s)?
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Posted 05 September 2005 - 09:05 PM

Are you trying to map a drive or just browse the network neighborhood?
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