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File Sharing Help

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#1 tangentsrcs


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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:06 PM

Ok, i have a network with 3 computers on it. i run a 2wire 2700HG-B Gateway with a subscription to yahoo dsl service. all 3 of my pc's have win2k on them. i used the default software that sbc/yahoo sent with the router when i first set up the network. all three of the pc's have a broadband connection and are recognized in the control panel of the router as being on the network as well.. but i have yet to figure out how to access files from any of the pc's. i have enabled file and print sharing, am logged into the admin account on all of the pc's, designated which files to share and practically everything i could think of, but still nothing, i actually was able to access the shared folders from one of the pc's at one point but it was only from pc "a" to pc "b" and i somehow screwed that up anyways. any suggestions? any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 07:49 PM

are your computers able to " ping" each other?
(start>run>type in "cmd", hit enter, in new window, type "ping") the ip address is ad-lib, you should replace it with a valid ip that you are trying to see if you can make connection with. it should return as "reply" or "timed out". reply means you have sucessfully pinged a computer, and can logically make a connection.
do you have any firewalls on?norton internet security, zonealarm etc.
can you explore your network with windows explorer? right click on start>explore>on the toolbar up top, right click, make sure lock the toolbars is not selected>right click on the toolbar again>select address bar>in the address bar now showing, type in ex>"\\" then hit enter. note:do not include the quotation marks, and relace the ad-lib ip address with a valid one on your LAN. this should give you access to the computer you have selected.

let us know how you made out

#3 tangentsrcs

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 08:45 PM

for the sake of simplicity i will just work with 2 or my pc's.
both pc's time out when i ping them.
i have zonealarm on one and comodo on the other. i set both firewalls to allow the other ip.(feel stupid for forgetting this)
now i can ping back and forth. but i go to windows explorer and still no luck... it says "...cannot be found"

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