Small network problem - help please

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by >, Nov 23, 2007.

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    > Guest

    A small home network of 3 XP computers on a ADSL router.
    Want to file and printer share amongst them.

    All 3 PC's can see each other and show in View Workgroup Computers.
    One of the 3 computers however will not permit it's files or the attached
    printer to be shared.
    That PC can access files on the other 2 PC's but when they try to access
    it's files an error message about permissions etc. & contact network
    administrator occurs.

    All 3 PC's are ok on web page access.

    Any ideas?

    TIA
     
    >, Nov 23, 2007
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    Fergus Guest

    have you set each computer up in the others Trusted settings.

    what security software are you running.
     
    Fergus, Nov 23, 2007
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    > Guest

    have you set each computer up in the others Trusted settings.
    err no - never needed to do before.

    Security software is XP firewall and free Avast anti virus.

    Thanks.
     
    >, Nov 23, 2007
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    Fergus Guest

    within Windows Firewall settings (Exceptions tab) check that file & printer
    sharing is ticked.

    I am not sure about Avast but if you search through its settings can you see
    anything that refers to Trusted............if there is a section you need to
    install the ip addresses of the other 2 computers into each computers
    settings. Comp A has B & C ip address, Comp B has A & C and Comp C has A &
    B's.

    don't forget a reboot cures 'it still does not work'.

    dj
     
    Fergus, Nov 23, 2007
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