I have just set up a network between my laptop with XP Home SP1 as the host and my desktop with XP Pro SP2 as the client. ICS with dial-up works but file and printer sharing do not. On the client in My Network Places when I try to view workgroup computers I get the error message "Maplestory(workgroup name) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server and find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available." On the host in the view workgroup computers I can see both computers and can access the hosts files, but when I try to access the clients computer I get the error message "\\Dh656g1s is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path was not found." I only have one account on each computer and they each are the administrator. I have turned off the Windows firewall on the client but my host does not have one that I can find. I have Norton on each but have disabled those firewalls. The client has a static IP address 192.168 and the gateway is the IP address of the host. I don't know if this has anything to do with filesharing but I'll put it in. Also, I don't have the Use simple file sharing option in the My Computer>Tools>View on the client. If you need anything else please say. Any help would be much appreciated.
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if it's a winsock problem, you should take the advice above. otherwise, simply make sure that
all computers are in the same workgroup,
all computers have the same users protected by the same passwords
to speed things up, use static LAN IPs, and enter those into the hosts file.
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