Both wireless and wired together`

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a wireless router with two wireless and one extra computer wired into
    the back of it (plus mine which is the main, admin computer). Can access
    files on both of the wireless computers (running Windows XP Home) and the
    one that is wired into the same router can access files. However, although
    the other computers can see the files on the wired computer, it says we do
    not have persmission to access them. Have given permission and it looks like
    they are shared files. Would this have anything to do with the fact that the
    wired computer is running Windows XP Professional?
    Guest, Mar 9, 2005
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  2. Guest

    Chuck Guest


    This could be a Windows XP Home / Pro permissioning issue, but you say you have
    given permission. Is Simple File Sharing enabled or disabled on the XP Pro
    computer? What OS is your admin computer running?

    This could also be a browser conflict between the WinXP computers. I"m not
    talking about Internet Explorer here. The browser is the program that allows
    any computer to see any other computer on the LAN. For a LAN with 4 computers,
    you should have just 2 computers running the browser service.

    Make sure the browser service is running on the admin, and the wired, computers.
    Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services. Verify that the Computer
    Browser, and the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, services both show with Status =
    Started. Disable the browser service on the two wireless computers.

    After checking / disabling / enabling as above, power all computers off to reset
    the browser settings on each. Then power each computer back on.

    The Microsoft Browstat program will show us what browsers (I'm not talking about
    Internet Explorer here) you have in your domain / workgroup, at any time.

    You can download Browstat from either:

    Browstat is very small (40K), and needs no install. Just unzip the downloaded
    file, copy browstat.exe to any folder in the Path, and run it from a command
    window, by "browstat status". Make sure all computers list the same master
    For more information about the browser subsystem (very intricate), see:

    Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
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    Chuck, Mar 9, 2005
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