Network sharing issue

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Justin Roberts, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. When I try and access the hard drive of my desktop over my wireless network
    (via my lap top), it won't allow me
    access to any of its sub folders (e.g. program files, my documents, etc.).
    It appears to be restricting access for some reason. I thought I had all
    sharing options enabled though.

    In addition, when I try and connect to my desktop printer through the
    network, it will read that the printer exists, but I am not able to send a
    successful print job through
    any suggestions?
    Justin Roberts, Feb 16, 2007
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  2. Justin Roberts

    curry321 Guest

    "Justin Roberts" <> wrote in message
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    > When I try and access the hard drive of my desktop over my wireless
    > network (via my lap top), it won't allow me
    > access to any of its sub folders (e.g. program files, my documents,
    > etc.). It appears to be restricting access for some reason. I thought
    > I had all sharing options enabled though.
    >
    > In addition, when I try and connect to my desktop printer through the
    > network, it will read that the printer exists, but I am not able to
    > send a successful print job through
    > any suggestions?


    Sharing of the subdirectories such as Program Files and Documents and
    Settings is deliberately restricted in File and Printer Sharing. You can
    share an individual folder in Program Files however.
    For more open access you could consider running an ftp server like
    Filezilla. I find I can run it without any major security problem but I
    know others disagree.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
    For the printer, you probably need to install the printer software on
    the machines from which you are sending print commands as well as the
    machine where the printer is installed.

    hth

    philip ashley
    curry321, Feb 16, 2007
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