xp home networking issues

Discussion in 'Home Networking' started by Gaz, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    two PCs connected via adsl router, one wireless.

    PC: A
    PC B (wireless)

    Both PCs are on the same workgroup, both are xp home Sp1, and have firewall
    switched off, woth file and printer sharing enabled.

    Both PCs can ping each other, both can be seen from my network places. A can
    access B's shared resources, but B cannot access A's.........

    Any ideas????

    Gaz, Aug 4, 2005
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  2. Permissions?

    Have you allowed the user on B to have access to machine A?
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 4, 2005
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  3. Permissions?

    Have you allowed the user on B to have access to machine A?
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 4, 2005

  4. Sorry - I don't know why this posted twice.
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 4, 2005
  5. Gaz

    McSpreader Guest

    I don't know why you posted this once. Windows XP Home uses Simple
    File Sharing so permissions don't come into it.
    McSpreader, Aug 5, 2005
  6. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    Simple file sharing (xp home) is enabled. I also created two dummy accounts
    with the same user name on each. No joy.

    PC A did have Norton Internet Security on, this has been uninstalled, i
    suspect that this may be causing the problem.

    Gaz, Aug 5, 2005
  7. That's because I didn't read the OPs post properly! I'm so used to using XPPro at
    work and at home I simply didn't engage the brain!
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 5, 2005
  8. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    That aside, do you think that Norton Internet Security, having been
    uninstalled causing what looks like a firewall problem?

    Gaz, Aug 5, 2005
  9. Gaz

    Alex Fraser Guest

    It doesn't really look like a firewall problem to me.

    You said, "B can't access A's [shared resources]." What happens when you

    Alex Fraser, Aug 5, 2005
  10. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    Access denied. Both use home xp and both have simple file sharing enabled.

    Gaz, Aug 5, 2005
  11. Can you connect without NIS installed? If not then re-check the Windows firewall
    isn't enabled.

    If you still can't connect then it's not a firewall issue, so Windows is preventing
    the connect. Has (on the machine than refuses the connect) the files sharing been set
    to "private" (this is from memory but the setting is something like "don't allow
    others to access my files" or words to that effect). I've not got a copy of XP home
    running here, but IIRC the wording is something like that.
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 6, 2005
  12. Just a thought, have you actually *shared* the drive/folders on the target machine?
    That is as well as enabling simple file sharing, does the drive/folder you want to
    access have the "hand" icon under it?

    You've probably done this, but it just occurred to me that you might have forgotten.
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 6, 2005
  13. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    Yeah, done the obvious.... Networked many a computer.................

    Gaz, Aug 6, 2005
  14. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    xp home access denied :

    Should have known to check this:

    Value name: RestrictAnonymous
    Value type: DWORD

    it was set to 1 , set it to 0 and all is well..........

    Hope that helps anyone else who has the same problem, I suspect it was
    caused by some spyware or virus....

    Gaz, Aug 9, 2005
  15. Gaz

    [ste parker] Guest

    Yes, it will have been. If you search google groups I posted about this
    problem and the solution some time ago ( http://tinyurl.com/8qhvw ),
    sorry I didn't see this thread until you found the solution!

    "Calling a player who needs a lot of persuasion to stay at
    the club 'loyal' is as silly as saying someone who needs
    to be coaxed out of jumping off a building 'loves life'"
    F365 letters.
    [ste parker], Aug 9, 2005
  16. or a standard security setting to deny anonymous passwords.

    XP networking is built to work with either identical usernames &
    passwords on each machine, or Guest access enabled. This seems too
    difficult for most people to take on board.

    Phil Thompson, Aug 9, 2005
  17. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    I did try a lot of googling before i came across the solution. I hope the
    use of keywords in my follow up post will allow other people to find it in

    Gaz, Aug 9, 2005
  18. Gaz

    Gaz Guest

    On a system that had never been networked, had simple file sharing enabled
    (only option on Home), that had gone through the home networking wizard,
    would not ordinarily have this registry entry...
    I know this.

    Home networking is set to work with guest only............

    Gaz, Aug 9, 2005
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