Log-in Issue when trying to share files with VISTA & XP machines

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by KenStupka, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. KenStupka

    KenStupka Guest

    My home network consists of 2 computers, a VISTA machine that is wired to my
    router and an XP machine that uses a wireless adaptor. I am trying to share
    files between both computers. I have them both assigned to the same
    workgroup.

    There is no problem accessing the folders that are on the VISTA machine from
    the XP machine.

    When I try to access the files on the XP machine from the VISTA machine, I
    am asked for a password & user name. (I didn't think this was necessary
    since I am using XP Home edition).

    When I enter the user name and password that I use for logon to the XP
    machine, I get an error that the Password or User name are not recognized.

    I suspect that the problem is with Windows or the way I am entering the user
    name because I know that I am entering the password correctly (spelling and
    case)

    I have tried enter the user name a variety of ways:

    1. I have tried just entering the user name since the dialog box already
    acknowledges the Computer name.

    2. CHRIS\KenS (where CHRIS is the computer name and KenS is the user)

    Any help would be appreciated
     
    KenStupka, Mar 4, 2009
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  2. KenStupka

    Jack Guest

    Hi
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    <http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx>
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    <http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040>
    Printer Sharing XP -
    <http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx>
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357>
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120>
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "KenStupka" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My home network consists of 2 computers, a VISTA machine that is wired to
    > my
    > router and an XP machine that uses a wireless adaptor. I am trying to
    > share
    > files between both computers. I have them both assigned to the same
    > workgroup.
    >
    > There is no problem accessing the folders that are on the VISTA machine
    > from
    > the XP machine.
    >
    > When I try to access the files on the XP machine from the VISTA machine, I
    > am asked for a password & user name. (I didn't think this was necessary
    > since I am using XP Home edition).
    >
    > When I enter the user name and password that I use for logon to the XP
    > machine, I get an error that the Password or User name are not recognized.
    >
    > I suspect that the problem is with Windows or the way I am entering the
    > user
    > name because I know that I am entering the password correctly (spelling
    > and
    > case)
    >
    > I have tried enter the user name a variety of ways:
    >
    > 1. I have tried just entering the user name since the dialog box already
    > acknowledges the Computer name.
    >
    > 2. CHRIS\KenS (where CHRIS is the computer name and KenS is the user)
    >
    > Any help would be appreciated
     
    Jack, Mar 5, 2009
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