Re: Network setup help

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Lance, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. Lance

    Lance Guest

    Look in the section titled "After you install"


    nickuh thought carefully and wrote on 9/20/2004 11:05 AM:

    > Folks,
    > I read kamuish's message and all follow-up and it looks like that I have
    > exactly the same problem. I have 2 desktops (Win XP Home), one (host)
    > connected to the DSL router and another one (guest) communicating via
    > wireless connection. Both access internet fine, and Host sees the Guest, but
    > Guest does not see the network at all -- I see a weird message "You might not
    > have permission to use this network resource, blah-blah". Network setup
    > wizard ran fine on both. After reading people's comments I certainly suspect
    > a firewall blocking local traffic. I assume this is Windows firewall as I
    > haven't installed anything else on these PCs. Could you pls describe a bit in
    > more detail how to disable the firewall and enable this "allow" list kamuish
    > talked about? I am not very familiar with the way firewalls set up in XP.
    > "kamuish" wrote:
    >>I am a former IT person who has been "out of the loop" for a few years. Any
    >>suggestions that anyone could offer would be MOST appreciated...
    >>I have a small home network (1 desktop PC, Windows XP, Ethernet; 1 laptop,
    >>Windows XP, wireless - 'excellent' connection status) that is connected to
    >>the internet through a wireless broadband router using DSL. Both computers
    >>can access the internet connection without any problem. I am unable to 'see'
    >>either computer on the network from the other one, however. Both PCs are set
    >>up on the same workgroup name, and the network setup wizard has run
    >>successfully on both machines. My desktop can see the entire network, but
    >>can't access the network share on my laptop. The laptop recognizes the
    >>network but can't access it.
    >>I have tried pinging both machines from the other ones, without success.
    >>Both machines ping the network gateway (the router) without any difficulty.
    >>Are there some access permissions that I need to manually set? Or am I
    >>missing something else entirely? I really need to be able to share files and
    >>printers between the two but feel like I am at the end of my proverbial rope!
    Lance, Sep 21, 2004
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