Gaining access to* all* directories and files on home network?

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Michael Fell, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. Michael Fell

    Michael Fell Guest

    Hi all,

    I have three computers running on my wireless home network. All
    computers have Internet access. My main PC is running Vista
    premium,the number two PC is running XP pro and my laptop is running
    XP tablet. For some reason I cannot access the computer that is
    running XP pro from my Vista machine.It says Login failure:The user
    has not been requested login type at this computer. There are certain
    directories on the Tablet that I cannot get access to due an error
    stating I don't have permission to open this directory. I am the
    administrator of this network although networks are not an area of
    expertise for me. How can I cut through all the BS and have 100%
    access to all computers on my network from all computers on my
    network? Also, how do I prevent outside computers from using my
    network without affecting my access?
    Michael Fell, Sep 3, 2007
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  2. Hi
    Assuming that you are using Wireless.
    From the weakest to the strongest, Wireless security capacity is.
    No Security
    MAC______(Band Aid if nothing else is available).
    WEP64____(Easy, to "Brake" by knowledgeable people).
    WEP128___(A little Harder, but "Hackable" too).
    WPA-PSK__(Very Hard to Brake ).
    WPA-AES__(Not functionally Breakable)
    WPA2____ (Not functionally Breakable).
    Note 1: WPA-AES the the current entry level rendition of WPA2.
    Note 2: If you use WinXP and did not updated it you would have to download
    the WPA2 patch from Microsoft.
    The documentation of your Wireless devices (Wireless Router, and Wireless
    Computer's Card) should state the type of security that is available with
    your Wireless hardware.
    All devices MUST be set to the same security level using the same pass
    Therefore the security must be set according what ever is the best possible
    of one of the Wireless devices.
    I.e. even if most of your system might be capable to be configured to the
    max. with WPA2, but one device is only capable to be configured to max . of
    WEP, to whole system must be configured to WEP.
    If you need more good security and one device (like a Wireless card that can
    do WEP only) is holding better security for the whole Network, replace the
    device with a better one.
    Setting Wireless Security -
    The Core differences between WEP, WPA, and WPA2 -
    As for Sharing.
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
    allowed to be shared.
    Vista File and Printer Sharing-
    Basic XP -
    Advanced XP -;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing XP -
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Sep 3, 2007
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  3. Michael Fell

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    The "Login failure ..." message has a specific cause. With XP Pro (Tablet) you
    use the Local Security Policy editor to resolve this.

    Are you using Guest, or non-Guest access? With Guest access (Simple File
    Sharing / Password Protected Sharing disabled), there will always be directories
    that can't be accessed. You have to use non-Guest access.

    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck [MVP], Sep 3, 2007
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