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#1 Rob h

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Posted 12 June 2007 - 03:29 PM

Until recently I had a home network with my daughters pc and mine but my hard drive crashed and since I got back up and running I cannot get networking to work at all. Internet connection for both pcs is via a netgear router and works fine, my pc connects via cable to a new network card and my daughters is via a wireless usb adaptor. After using the wizard to setup home networking on both pcs if I click on view workgroup computers I get this message:
HOME is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Can someone point me in the right direction as to how I can resolve this?

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 01:07 AM

Hi Rob, have you checked your firewall? File and print sharing on? If that is not the problem can you get access to the other PC by going to >run then type \\computer name computer name being the name of the other pc.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:40 PM

Both windows and norton firewall disabled makes no difference, file and print sharing on in fact I checked using
START
RUN
fsmgmt.msc
I am sharing E:\ , F:\ , print and shared docs
When I try
START
RUN
\\name of other pc
It shows me C:\ , printers and faxes , my documents etc
Now after re running the network setup wizard for the umpteenth time when I click on view workgroup computers I just get a blank window showing no workgroup computers.

On the other pc if I click on view workgroup computers it shows both but wont let me access mine.
When I try
START
RUN
\\name of my pc
it says path not found

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Posted 16 June 2007 - 07:47 AM

Workgroups are a bit finicky about permissions - they generally use the Guest account permissions when communicating across the workgroup. I'd suggest trying mirrored accounts on each system to see if this alleviates the problem. To do this, create copies of your account on each of the other computers. You must use the exact same User name and password (this works better with Administrator accounts). Don't use an account that has been renamed because the system won't recognize it as such - the name must be the same as the name in the Users folder.

This is a workgroup "tweak" that may help out - but this may also be caused by problems with the network and your Vista system. Are you sure that your router is Vista capable?
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Posted 24 June 2007 - 10:18 AM

Thanks for the help, I am finally back up and running on my own pc after several crashes and hardware failures. I got the network working ok, it was a configuration problem with my Norton internet security package. I am going to post a new thread but add this here as well. Now my network is up and running and I can view all shared drives folders etc I have another problem, if I try to move music from a remote pc to mine all starts ok but after a while it causes my pc to crash, this is only when I try to copy from one pc to the other. Any ideas?




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