Need help with getting access to network computers

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Steve, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I can't view the files of all the computers on my network from all of the
    other network computers.

    I have an XP desktop wired connection to the Microsoft base station.

    I have another XP desktop that has a Microsoft network adapter and can
    connect to the internet via the base station.

    I can view all the files on the wired computer from the wireless computer
    and move files. However, when I try to access the files from the wireless
    connected computer from the computer connected to the base station I get an
    access denied error message. I have set up all the files for sharing on the
    wireless computers so I should be able to share them.

    Also, I just bought a laptop with Vista. I can see and share the files from
    this computer that are in the Public folder on my wired desktop but get the
    access denied message when I try to open up any of the other folders or the C

    I disabled all firewall software on the laptop. I have Mcafee on both

    Steve, Jul 30, 2008
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  2. You need to make sure they are all in the same Workgroup.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 4, 2008
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest

    One computer they all show up in the same work group but not on the other two
    Steve, Aug 7, 2008
  4. Right click on My Computer on each of them and ensure they are all members
    of the same Workgroup.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 7, 2008
  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I did this and all my computers are in the same work group. I can see
    computer A files from Computer B so there is networking. I just can't see
    computer B files from computer A. I did get a message that Computer A could
    not ping Computer B.
    Steve, Aug 11, 2008
  6. Make sure File and Printer Sharing is enabled on both and remember to give
    permissions to something on B so that it is shared.
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Aug 12, 2008
  7. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Done for Computer B but still no viewing of B from A, can view A files from
    B. I can print from B over the network.
    Steve, Aug 12, 2008
  8. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I found the problem. My McAfee anti virus software would not let me ping the
    computer that I could not share. I checked the allow ping box in the McAfee
    software for this computer and I could now completely network this computer
    to the others.
    Steve, Aug 26, 2008
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