I have a PC using a PCI adapter Microsoft MN-130 and a laptop using a Linksys wireless card and a linksys router which then connects to my DSL Modem. My home network works for the most part. Both computers can access the internet and both computers can see each other in my network manager. I can access the files on the laptop from the PC, but my problem is that I can't access the files on the PC from the laptop. I get the message equivalent of 'I don't have proper permissions to access the PC. Access denied.' I have shared the folders correctly on the PC though. I have read articles for the past week and have tried about everything I can think of, but am missing something. I have tried turning on and off the Windows Firewall, but no luck. Any ideas?
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If at run you type \\pcname or \\ipaddress (using the other PCs name or ipaddress) do you see the base level file for that PC. The folder should contain Printers and Faxes and Scheduled tasks at the least.
If you have any shared files configured, they should be here. …
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You may get some luck if you give them the same workgroup name.
Best thing to do is to run the Network setup Wizard, (I can't remember where it is because I'm on XP Pro at work)
I've got to set up some shared files on my XP …
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