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 Post subject: Print and files sharing XP...PC's see but don't talk
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 11:47 am 
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Hi all,
Hope I'm not double posting but I couldn't find my exact problem or solution with a search. I have a desktop and laptop running XP Home, D-Link DI+614 wireless router connected to cable modem. Both have print and file sharing enabled. Both have their C drives shared. They see each other from the workgroup but I get the error message when I try to open either one "Decktop/Laptop is not accessible. You might not have permission. The network path was not found"
Here are some things I've done:
shut down firewalls
shut down norton
run the setup disk created from the desktop on the laptop (many times)
accessed the router and shut its firewall down
the C drives are shared despite warnings
print and fileshare is enabled
reboot PC's, modem, router
shook the voodoo doll of the clown with no head over both PC's
Please help!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:35 pm 
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Did you make sure you have an IP, you can connect to the internet, etc first from both machines? If so, did you go to the UNC name for your machines? Example: \\machinename\c$

Make sure you are running XP SP2, since SP1 is known to have a few issues with wireless networking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:39 pm 
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You try accessing them via IP and not the host name.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:43 pm 
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Oh, I see I didn't mention they both have internet and the connection is fast. They both seem to have identical WAN IP's. When I ping the routers IP address i get this.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Mike>ping 192.168.0.1

Pinging 192.168.0.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=127
Reply from 192.168.0.1: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=127

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Mike>

When I ping the actuall IP address I get the same results but ofcourse the IP address is different. I can't be sure I'm pinging the other PC cause they both have the same #'s. Is this what is causing my problem?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:26 pm 
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Try sharing the actual C drive, then dig deeper & share program files too- I have this happen here, all I did was shared the individual folders also, no problems now.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:30 am 
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Finished! My problem was ZA! I had to configure it allow my Laptop in the Trusted Zone and vis versa. I had the event log set not to show info in that annoying balloon. So I had no Idea. Strange though, If I booted up without ZA in the startup, I still couldn't file share. I figured it out after running ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew and then shutting down both firewalls and to my astonishment I could access the one from the other. ZA must run at startup and be properly configured with my setup or I'm just stuck. Plus it didn't hurt to update it ZA to the most current version.
Thanks all,
Regards,
DP


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