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#1 rjnitke

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Posted 13 December 2004 - 12:18 PM

Hi all. I am using the Wireless G network kit from Microsoft consisting of the base station and wireless card for the laptop. I have a desktop landlined to the basestation and from it I can access the files on the laptop. I am, however, unable to access the desktop's files from the laptop. I checked the desktop to make sure that file sharing is enabled and it is. What am I doing wrong?

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#2 rexifelis

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 01:35 PM

hey there,

are both machines using windows XP?

if so you HAVE to have the firewalls turned off on both machines
hopefully the device you are getting your internet access uses
NAT to obfuscate your actual ip addresses for each machine
on your network. NAT works almost as good as a firewall, at
least from the outside it does. if anything is on your machines
already it does not prevent outgoing comms...

also... if they are using XP is it Home or Pro?
Pro supports username/password authentication much better
than home does... and you can control each folder, exactly
who has read/write or read only or full control...

anyhow, hopefully this helps

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reference to the specific strip that my quote came from.




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