network problem unable to access files on other pc'2

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Postby dr_st » Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:40 am

Hardware Junkie wrote:If you are using Windows ME or 98 in any of the machines, make sure Client for MS Networks, an Ethernet Adapter, and TCP/IP for that adapter are all installed.


I think that can be relevant to 2K/XP as well. In the properties of the network connection these things must be enabled.
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Postby jimmylad007 » Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:28 pm

I have exactly the same problem. It will help me too if a solution is found. I'm using a crossover and I can access the laptops files from the host but cant access the hosts files from the laptop.

I'm running XP professional on the host, and XP home on the laptop. I'll watch this thread.
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Postby snap355 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:31 pm

Assumptions: You have W2K or XP and not anything older
1 - Turn off all firewalls
2 - Uninstall zonealarms or anything else you have to firewall/internet security software
3 - From each machine, make sure that it can ping the other machine
4 - Create an administrative account on each machine with the same password
5 - Log into each machine with that user account you created
6 - Connect to the other machine via its IP address if the computer name does not work. Try this from both machines
7 - Make sure both machines are in the same workgroup name
8 - Try using a Hub or switch and connect the two machines to it instead of crossover cable as maybe the cable is bad
9 - In networking properties, uninstall TCP/IP, reboot, and then re-add that protocol
10 - turn off full duplex on both NICs to see if that helps

Anyhow, let me know this helps or what. :!:
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Postby dr_st » Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:20 pm

Another option:

Try to assign fixed internal IPs to each machine, with the same network prefix, for example - 192.168.0.11 and 192.168.0.12. Then see if you can access via IP.
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