Sporadic Issues

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Anthony Robinison, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. I am encountering some rather sporadic issues with my home network.

    The set up is as follows: one desktop with a wireless D-Link network card,
    two laptops - both with wireless notebook cards.One laptop is running XP
    Pro, the other is running Win2K. The desktop is also running XP Pro. There
    is a four port router conected to my cable modem. Have a Linksys 802.11g
    wireless access point. The desktop is not connected directly to the four
    port router - network is completely wireless.

    One of the laptops (XP Pro) is able to see the desktop just fine. Can browse
    the shares, use the printer attached to the desktop, etc. On the Win2K
    laptop, can see the other two, but when try to access the shares, get a
    network not accessible error. Why can it be seen, but not used?

    Any suggestions?
     
    Anthony Robinison, Aug 30, 2004
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  2. Anthony Robinison

    Chuck Guest

    On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 23:04:55 -0500, "Anthony Robinison"
    <*email_address_deleted*> wrote:

    >I am encountering some rather sporadic issues with my home network.
    >
    >The set up is as follows: one desktop with a wireless D-Link network card,
    >two laptops - both with wireless notebook cards.One laptop is running XP
    >Pro, the other is running Win2K. The desktop is also running XP Pro. There
    >is a four port router conected to my cable modem. Have a Linksys 802.11g
    >wireless access point. The desktop is not connected directly to the four
    >port router - network is completely wireless.
    >
    >One of the laptops (XP Pro) is able to see the desktop just fine. Can browse
    >the shares, use the printer attached to the desktop, etc. On the Win2K
    >laptop, can see the other two, but when try to access the shares, get a
    >network not accessible error. Why can it be seen, but not used?
    >
    >Any suggestions?


    Anthony,

    On the XP Pro computers, check to see if Simple File Sharing (Control Panel -
    Folder Options - View - Advanced settings) is enabled or disabled. With XP Pro,
    you need to have SFS properly set on each computer.

    With XP Pro, if SFS is disabled, check the Local Security Policy (Control Panel
    - Administrative Tools). Under Local Policies - Security Options, look at
    "Network access: Sharing and security model", and ensure it's set to "Classic -
    local users authenticate as themselves".

    With XP Pro, if you set the Local Security Policy to "Guest only", make sure
    that the Guest account is enabled, thru Local User Manager (Start - Run -
    "lusrmgr.msc"), and has an identical, non-blank, password on all computers. If
    "Classic", setup and use a common non-Guest account, with identical, non-blank,
    password on all computers.

    For XP Pro with Simple File Sharing enabled, make sure that the Guest account is
    enabled (for XP Pro, thru Local User Manager (Start - Run - "lusrmgr.msc")), on
    each computer.

    On the W2K computer, you will need to setup either Guest, or a non-Guest
    account, depending upon how you setup the XP computers.

    More about file sharing, between all different versions of Windows:
    <http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=87c0a6db-aef8-4bef-925e-7ac9be791028&DisplayLang=en>

    And Anthony, please don't contribute to the spread and success of email address
    mining viruses. Learn to munge your email address properly, to keep yourself a
    bit safer when posting to open forums. Protect yourself and the rest of the
    internet - read this article.
    http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm

    Cheers,
    Chuck
    Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
     
    Chuck, Aug 30, 2004
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