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Q: Unable to access Workgroup 2PC net

I have 2 PC's both running XP Pro. I have a Lynx's Wireless router model BEFW11S4. I have one computer with EtherFast 10/100 Lan Card and 1 PCI wireless card. Both computers connect to the internet via the Lynx's cable modem. I am able to connect to the internet with no problems on both computers.
The problem is that I am unable to connect to the workgroup on each computer. I go to network places and show workgroup computers and it tells me that the workgroup is not available, and that I may not have permissions to access that workgroup. Whats weird is that on the wireless computer, in the system tray it shows that the computer is connected to the workgroup. Although when the wireless PC comes up, it does not make the connection to the workgroup until I manually connect. It says because the WEP setting is not set, it won't auto connect. So I configured the WEP setting, and the PC would not even connect to the internet then.

My goal is to be able to share files on each computer in the shared files folder and the printer on the wireless computer and make sure both can connect to the internet. I have gone to the share files and security and made the shared documents folder shared, and I still can't see anybody. I am also unable to see the other computer from the computer I am on.

Please give detailed instructions or questions.

Thanks.

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Can any one help me in solving my network problem ?

I am having 3 Pcs with win xp pro . When i try to access the network , it says the workgroup is not accessible. But if i type the other system ip in run command ,i am able to access .How to access my workgroup directly.
 

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I have 4 computer in my home. (2 xp home and 2 pro.) and joining the same workgroup. All are working properly without any problem previously. However, I have met a problem recently.

When I try to access the network neighbourhood, it pop up an error dialog box:

" is not accessible. You may not have permission to access this server. Please contact your Administrator....".

All of my PC have disable the firewall and it can connect to the PC directly by type the PC name. Does anyone meet the same problem before?
 

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I have connected two Win XP computers through a hub. ICS seems to be wrking, but one computer (B) is unable to access the other computer (A). Computer A is able to ful ly access computer B. I have turned off simple file sharing, but cannot set permissions so that a user of B can access A. When I look for users in locations, only the local computer and user are available. How do I set permission for the user on the other computer?
 

A:Unable to access workgroup computer

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I have a home network via a wired router wiith 5 ("A" - "E") computers all in the same workgroup running Win XP. All the workgroup computers are visible from each other. However, all of a sudden one of the computers ("A") cannot be accessed to share its files or even to check its properties. When I try to get to "A" from Network Neighborhood, I get these error messages: " 'A' is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource" or "You do not have appropriate access rights for this server" It ("A") is able to get into others on the netwok and copy, move etc file to it without problems. File sharing etc.is turned on for the Shared documents folder. I tried turning off my firewall, etc (Norton Internet Security) and because I use Norton, my Windows firewall is normally off. Still the same problem. I can "Ping" "A" without problems from "B" etc.I've run and rerun the Win XP Network Setup Wizard without correcting the problem and know the computer is on the network but there must be some security setting I'm missing (This is one of my kid's computers so they may have changed something unknown to me). I've also run the most recent Norton AntiVirus scan. "A" has Win XP Home and "B" has Home, "C" has XP Pro.

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Hi I have a home network of 4 computers. I have recently installed Windows 7 on 3 of them - the other is XP Professional. Since then I have not been able to see/share/ping with any of the computers, which are all in the same workgroup. Also If i try to set up a Homegroup on the 3 Windows 7 pcs after creating a homegroup then trying to join it on a 2nd pc the message There is currently no homegroup on the network is displayed. My knowledge of networking is small. The networking Trouble Shooter gives a 'Your computer appears to be correctly configured but the DNS Server is not responding'. The Homegroup troubleshooter cannot find a problem on either machine. I have no problems connecting to the Internet from any machine. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

A:Unable to Access Any Other Computer in Workgroup or Homegroup

Hi BillyAsh, have you tried 'Network' method ?

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Unable to access workgroup templates with Office 97

Steps to point word and powerpoint to use templates:
--If not mapped to correct share -- then map
--Open Word
--Tools
--Options
--File Location
--Select Workgroup templates
--Modify
--Select template share
--Close
--File
--New
--Template folders in share should appear as tabs

I have noticed with Office 2k that when you select LAN share only the letter is show (ex. T:\)
With office 97 the share name shows (ex. \\cwsfs2\templates)

Error with Office 97 when going to File - New
Cannot open the template in the Workgroup Template location you selected.

Any ideas on how to fix

Thanks
 

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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Just upgraded XP to Windows 7. Networking a Windows 7 laptop to a HP desktop which was XP (now Windows 7). Desktop sees laptop and files. Laptop cannot see desktop. When I change advance setting on desktop to allow others to see the drives on the desktop, it automatically reverts back and will not allow this change.
 

A:Unable to detect workgroup

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I'm having problems with setting up a workgroup. One day the network that I had ceased to work on all of the computers for some wierd reason. I set all of them to the same workgroup, and they all have the same exact accounts (user name and password), but when you go to workgroup computers, no other computer shows up. Do you guys have any idea of what's going on and how I can fix it, it's been a real inconvenience and it would be nice to get it up and running again. Thanks!
 

A:unable to setup/fix workgroup

nathanmock said:

I'm having problems with setting up a workgroup. One day the network that I had ceased to work on all of the computers for some wierd reason. I set all of them to the same workgroup, and they all have the same exact accounts (user name and password), but when you go to workgroup computers, no other computer shows up. Do you guys have any idea of what's going on and how I can fix it, it's been a real inconvenience and it would be nice to get it up and running again. Thanks!Click to expand...

Hi nathanmock,

What OS for servers and what OS for workgroup computers are we talking about here?

You say you are having problems setting up the workgroup, so I gather that the workgroup has never been yet successfully established and actually worked - is that correct?

How big of a network of computers are we talking about here? Are the workgroup computers on the same network segment or different segments?

Have you setup the workgroup accounts using the group policy editor?

In the meantime, you can try the following if you are up to it, and if the workgroup of computers has worked in the past.

If its a small network (lets say 5-10 computers max), I would shutdown all of the computers, shutdown the network, bring up the network, then bring up the computers or reverse the last two steps as an alternative if at first it does not work.

I'm not saying it will solve your problem, I'm not saying it won't. I'm just saying what I would tr... Read more

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I have a problem when I try to change my workgroup name in Windows XP.

Start / Setting / Control Panel / System
or Right Click on "my computer" / Properties

Then I go in Computer's name. In there, the line with the "Network ID" button is disable. (not normal) (Even if I log as the administrator) (see first picture attached)

Then I go to the "Modified..." button and I can't choose a domain or workgroup, or change the name of them (even if I log in as the administrator) (see 2nd picture)

(Sorry about the pictures. I've only a French version of Windows XP but I provide a english translation to understand it anyway. )

About my network settings, My computer has a wireless adapter which it connect to a router (Linksys G (don't remember the model)) which 2 others computers are wired connected to it. From my wireless computer I can ping them. I can play network games with. But with the neighborhood, the wired computers can see each other even my wireless computer. But from my computer, i can't see the others computers. So I taught by changing my workgroup name it would help to reset the neighborhood. But I can't change it.

If someone can help me, it will be very appreciable. Thank you
 

A:Solved: Unable to change the workgroup name (Win XP)

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This is a clean install of Vista on a Gateway notebook, using the OS CD supplied by Gateway.

System is a Intel Core 2 Dou 1.83 CPU with 4GB of RAM.

320GB harddrive, the C Drive is about 75GB after repartitioning it.

The install of Vista went smoothly and I have updated everything via Windows Update.

My problem is that I can not change the name of the network workgroup from "WORKGROUP" to "HOME".

When I get in there to do it it lets me make the change, but when I click OK to save it I get the following error...

"The following error occurred validating the name "STEVE-LAPTOP".
A general network error occurred."

I tried doing it in safe mode and it is greyed out there I can't even type in a new name.

Thanks;
Steve

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Hi,

Recently i purchased a D-Link 8 Port Switch to link my two (2) laptops on the network at home. One laptop is running Vista Home and the other is on XP Pro.

I assiged static IP address on both laptops and left Workgroup name as default (WORKGROUP). I'm able to ping it's laptop local IP address but not able to ping the other laptop IP address nor i cannot view the laptops in My Network Places & vice versa.

When i changed the IP address and used the same IP address which is already used on the other laptop, I'm prompting with IP Conflict or IP already used on the network.

Need your instruction what to do next.

black_tiger

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I have a home network using cable modem service through a netgear wireless router.

Home computer is connected to the router via an ethernet cable and notebook computer connects via the router.

Both machines have good internet connectivity.

Home can read or write files to notebook.

Notebook cannot see shared folder or printer on home machine. NB cannot even ping home machin e.
 

A:unable to view workgroup computer

hi peruggj

make sure that both the pc and the laptop have the exact same workgroup name. also make sure that both ip address are from the same addressing group.
 

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When trying to connect a PC to my workgroup, I get the following error:

"Weldon 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 permissions.

The list of of servers for this workgroup isnot currently available."

Both machines are running XP. Permissions were never set. I can connect any other PC (including my new laptop running Windows 7) to the workgroup but not this particular PC. It has to be something within the PC itself but I am lost.

The workgroup is called WELDON. I have exhausted all the settings I know to check.

Please help! Thank you!
 

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My first post here, and potentially a long one but I'll try to keep it brief as I (desperately) need help! One of the main problems is that the symptoms are different every time the computer boots up, thereby making it difficult to describe as what happens sometimes does not happen other times.

The problem is basically that my laptop, the main machine from which I work, cannot connect to my server and nothing I have tried has fixed the problem.

The network:

"Managed" by an ADSL router with NAT / DCHP etc. There are 3 clients. They are all set to acquire settings via DCHP. Several IP addresses are reserved by MAC address so the machines retain them always and there is a small pool of spare addresses on top of that.
The workgroup is called Plesbit. The clients are:
Plesbit-1 (running XP Pro), acts as a file server and runs 24/7.
Plesbit-2 (running XP Pro), a laptop and the workhorse. Network drives (K-N) map to the appropriate shares on the server. All work is done from those drives and all data therefore stored on the server.
Plesbit-3 (running Win98SE), you can pretty much ignore, I tell you it's there only for completeness. It's almost never turned on.
All connect via 54g wireless.

For over a year this network has happily run to my original config - boot up the laptop, as soon as you log in it connects to the wireless and the network drives automatically map. Open any program and your files from the server are there for you. But all that ... Read more

A:Unable to connect to other computers in workgroup

Give these two a try, you did say XP-SP2, right?

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset [log_file_name]

Note: the log_file_name needs to be specified, e.g. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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Please help on a Win XP Home PC that is not able to see itself or other PCs in the LAN. "Workgroup is not accessible"
Accessing Internet is no problem.
Other PCs in the LAN can not see the rogue PC.
The router is pingable, but attempts to ping itself or other LAN PCs time out.
I can ping 127.0.0.1
If I boot safe mode there is not a problem.
I have disabled Windows firewall and Norton.
MSCONFIG used to take out startup items and services but still no joy.
ICMP incoming echo is enabled.
I have done a repair install of Windows and SFC/scannow.
Same problem on a newly created XP account.

Thanks
JS
 

A:Unable to ping self or other workgroup members

can you ping where you can go on the internet? Could be dns issues.....

do an ipconfig /all on a working pc and on the rogue, and see what's different. Probably something small like netbios settings or wins or some damn little thing.

you running static or dhcp?
 

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I have recently formatted my computer. I have installed Windows XP on the machine and now I cannot access my workgroup.

I am connected to my network via ethernet, I have made sure I am on the right workgroup and I am.. but I still get the message..

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The list of servers for this workgroup is currently not available."

Thanks

Josh
 

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Several years ago I set up a wireless WORKGROUP. I spent hours and most of it worked, I was able to get the wireless computers on the net. I had a few other functions working, they could talk to each other, but not to the wired computer; eventually I paid someone to come out and he had the same trouble as I was having so he called someone, and there was one glitch that between the two of them they seemed to be able to fix it. The router at the time was a D-Link. That was many years ago. Since then, I was able to add an additional computer (a Laptop) and TiVo services with no troubles, so this is what was connected to the D-Link:

? 1 computer wirebound to the D-Link router, I'll call this C1
? 1 computer wireless (networked via WORKGROUP through the router's Gateway) - I'll call this C2
? 1 laptop wireless (networked via WORKGROUP through the router's Gateway) - I'll call this LAP
? 2 TiVo wireless (networked via WORKGROUP through the router's Gateway)

I have recently upgraded to VoIP and when trying to use only that router was unable to get the WORKGROUP connections to work at that time - so Linksys had me turn-off the wireless feature. Then I had to piggyback the D-Link so I could still have my WORKGROUP Network set-up. It worked, I could still have all the things connected to the internet that I had before, and I could still share files. Unfortunately, the D-Link has died. :( So...

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A:I cannot access my WORKGROUP

Please can anyone help me get my Computer back to being a WORKGROUP? I need to share files without having to send them via email.

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I have a strange problem . I can't access to the workgroup . The problem is that Microsoft Windows Network doesn't appear.

1.folder "Entire Network" has only three icons :
Web Client Network
Microsoft Terminal Services
Adobe Driver cs4 Network
the icon Microsoft Windows Network does not appear
I was able to fix the problem with uninstall "file and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" from Local Area Connection Properties -> after that restart PC ->
and install the same "file and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Network" in Local Area Connection Properties

The problem is that after a while the icon Microsoft Windows Network doesn't appear again and I don't have access to the workgroup

Please Help
 

A:I can't access to the workgroup

Check that all your network services are Started:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
 

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I have set up a workgroup on a PC - MSHOME.
When I try to access this workgroup via Windows explorer via
My network places
Entire Network
Microsoft Windows Network
MSHOME

When I double click on MSHOME after 10 or so seconds I get Error message

MSHOME 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 list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

I am logged on as an administrator.

A similar workgroup on a similar machine is fine.
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A:Cannot access workgroup at all

Could be related to your wireless card or Internet security is
preventing browsing on the network.

Found this for you not sure who wrote it but it looks right and could help you...

MShome 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 permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

This behavior will occur if any of the following are true:

- The Browser service is not running.

- Windows Firewall settings are enabled for LAN or High-Speed Internet.

- A physical network component is mal-functioning.

To resolve these issues:


Configure the Browser
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type the following command and press Enter:

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser /V Start /T REG_DWORD /F /D 3

3. Shutdown and restart Windows XP.

4. Open a CMD.EXE window.

5. Type the following command and press Enter:

NET START BROWSER

What I don't like is it's asking you to disable the firewall
Disable the Windows Firewall for the workgroup network
1. Start / Run / ncpa.cpl / OK.
2. Right-click the network connection and press Properties.

3. Select the Advanced tab.

4. Press the Settings button.

5. Select the Advanced tab.

6. Clear the Network Connection check box for your network.

7. Press OK.

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I'm having some issues on one of our networks. Everyhing was fine until friday when suddenly two of our machines started saying"<WorkgroupName> is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource."When trying to browse the network, I have checked printer and file sharing, even turned it off and changed the workgroup, then turned it back on, firewall is completely disabled, Computer browser service is enabled and started. Even tried a system restore and i get nothing.. Mind you, this isn't a particular computer this PC can't see, its the whole network.12 minutes into a virus scan with Malwarebytes and it has detected nothing.I am out of ideas.Solved. Discovered netbios was disabled.

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I have 3 Acer Aspires on workgroup, a 6930, a 5517 and a 5732Z, They all have Windows 7 Home Premium. All the computers can access each others public files except none can access the 6930. It appears in the other two's network screen, but when I attempt to access the 6930 is states that "Windows cannot access ...". I can access the other 2 from the 6930 computer without any problem. I have allowed sharing on all computers. When I diagnose from another computer I get a message "Problems found Your computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource is not responding". When I attempt to diagnose the problem from the 6930's troubleshooting/share files & folders screen I get "Problems found Windows requires more information to diagnose the problem Not fixed"

A:cannot access on a workgroup

Hello James,

I am not good at networking, hopefully our networking expert Sarah will come along. In the meantime, can you make sure your Advanced Sharing Settings are the same as for the other 2 machines?

Thanks,
~Jonathan

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I have xp pro and am on a peer to peer network with dsl internet, a hub, and a wireless hub. The network is working fine for everyone else.

My laptop was connecting fine yesterday thru the wireless hub. I took it to a restaurant last night and tried to get onto their network but was unable to - their wep key didn't work for me.

Today it is connecting to the internet but not the other computers on the network; can't even see them.

I have norton internet security 2007 and I looked in there to see if the network was specified in the "trusted" screen for firewall configuration and it is.

I unplugged and replugged the wireless router.

I ran a virus scan and am currently running an adaware scan.

I rebooted a couple of times.

Interesting.... my desktop can see the laptop and access files on it. The laptop can't see anyone tho.

Suggestions?
 

A:Can't Access my Workgroup :(

Try this:

http://www.techbuilder.org/recipes/59200376
 

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Hi,

I have a strange problem that's cropped up. I have a network of 9 computers, all using a workgroup. All worked fine until last night when I hooked a USB drive up to the only laptop in the group. The drive wasn't recognized for some reason (?) but since then my laptop cannot access the workgroup. I don't see how these events can be related, but the timing seems to indicate this.

Here's what I've found:
-error: "FSP is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is currently unavailable."
-I cannot ping the laptop from any networked workstation
-I cannot ping any networked workstation from the laptop
-All computers can ping the gateway and themselves
-all computers can access the internet
-I can see the laptop in "workgroup computers" on any workstation, but I cannot access it.
-I cannot see any workstations in "workgroup computers" on the laptop.
-I can access to and from the laptop using IP addresses, but not names.

The reason why I need to use names is that I use this network as a render farm and it does not work correctly using the IP addresses.

Firewall/antivirus has been disabled.

OS is a combination of XP Pro, XP Home and Win2K. The laptop is XP Pro ver 2002, SP2.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
 

A:Can't access workgroup

Run these from a command prompt:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /flushdns
ipconfig /registerdns
ipconfig /renew
net stop "DNS Client"
net start "DNS Client"

or

Redo Netsetup (From Start Run)
 

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Hi,

I have recently set up my student house with ADSL thru an all in one Connexant AMX-CA64E Modem/Router/4port switch, allowing four people to connect to the internet via ethernet. I have managed to setup the network so all nodes can recieve net access using the router as the gateway... However I am having trouble setting up the network itself. When i got to view workgroup connections I recieve this message

"HOC Network is not accessible. You Might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact admin of server to find out if you have access permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available"

*/ my network group is "HOC Network"

The router LAN settings can be found at http://www.cazart.plus.com/conexant/
an my settings are as follows:

LAN CONFIG

IP Address 10.0.0.2 (that of the router)
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0 (have tried 255.0.0.0 also)

DHCP - yes // Have tried No

User defined: // Have tried system defined
start 10.0.0.3
end 10.0.0.14
Lease Time 0 0 0 0
user mode: Multi User
Ethernet Mode: Auto // tried 10full, 10 half too

WAN Setup = All fine
No ip
Subnet: 255.0.0.0
Default gateway 0.0.0.0
MAC/BRIDGE/IGMP: All Disabled
No DHCP

other options:

DHCP Relay: Disabled
IMGP Proxy Disabled

The system is setup using NAT and each computer has the following TCP/IP Settings (the session names assigned on NAT are just random names, but ips are set for individuals comps)

e.g. My comp

IP 10.0.0.4
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A:No LAN/Workgroup Access thru Mod/Hub/Rtr

What Operating System is each machine using?

I can't say that I like Conexant's idea of using class A addressing for the network, it may end up being confusing. You MUST use a subnet mask of 255.0.0.0 with these 10.X.X.X addresses.

Use either DHCP OR static addresses, not both, on your LAN.

First, make sure that each machine can:
PING itself
PING the router
PING all the other machines on your house network
access the Internet

Then, make sure all machines have installed:
Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Print Sharing

Configure all machines:
so that they are members of the same workgroup
so that they have unique names
Workgroup and machine names should be 14 characters or less, no spaces or puctuation.
Share at least one folder

Reboot after changes, and allow to sit for 10 minutes or so. All machines should now be visible in Network Neighborhood.

You should be able to connect to any machine, even if it doesn't show in Net Neighborhood, by:
Start > Run > \\"machine name"\"sharename"
 

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I'm trying to reach my network disk (a portable disk connected using USB to an ASUS AC2400 router/ ASUS RT-AC87U).

I am able to reach the network disk using other devices (like my smartphone), so it is working properly.

When I try to reach it using my work computer (which is a domain computer), I am unable to connect to the network disk.
I've tried these things already with following result:

When I ping the IP-address of the device or the device name, I get a reply and in case of the device name, I also get the correct ip-address
When activating the media server on the asus router, I am able to reach it (sometimes) on my computer.
I am able to reach other NAS servers (at my parents home, I was able to reach the NAS using the IP-address)
using nbtstat I can see that the device is broadcasting its name
I've tried many other things, but am so far unable to reach this network disk.

In the web user interface of the ASUS router it is called the: 'USB Application - Network Place (Samba) Share / Cloud Disk'
I activated/deactivated following options:

Allow guest login --> NO

Work Group --> workgroup

Enable SMB2 protocol (default: No) --> NO

Simpler share naming (without the disk name) --> YES

Force as Master Browser --> NO
Set as WINS server --> NO
NTFS Sparse Files Support --> Enabled
If any of these options should be changed, please tell me and also please explain the meaning of these features and why they should be enabled/disa... Read more

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I was able to print, and then.....

If I try to view workgroup from My Network Places, it beeps.
If I view Sharing and security, and try to share c:
I get an error message an error occurred while trying to share c:. The server service is not started. The shared resource was not created.

I can see all the computers on the network with Norton, but cannot setup Network printers.....
 

A:Unable to view workgroup or setup network printing

sharing root folder (C:\) is bad idea, for security risk, just share specific folders

start the server service to see if that fixes your problem
start > run > type services.msc
go down list to server open (double click) then click start service, make sure it should be set to startup type: automatic
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have a Workgroup consisting of a variety of Windows computers, XP, Vista & Windows 7. On one of the Windows 7 (32 Bit) computers I have the Downloads folder shared, this way I can download my drivers and the like to a central location and then access them from other computers in the Workgroup.

Whilst the Downloads folder can easily be "seen" between the Windows 7 computers whenever I try to look at the Workgroup from an XP computer I see the following message -

This message is presented when I double click on the Workgroup itself, I don't even get to the point where I can see the various Workgroup members, let alone the Shared Folders belonging to the respective members.

The XP Computer is definitely a part of the same Workgroup (e.g.: has the same Workgroup name as the Vista / W7 computers)

I tried this Microsoft Fix to no avail.

If anybody has any suggestions on how to overcome this they will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

Davo
 

A:XP Computer cannot access the Workgroup

The "simultaneous remote access" restrictions may be in play here. For XP Home only 5 simultaneous accesses and for XP Pro only 10. I think, but am not sure, that Windows 7 is the same. It has always been hard to determine exactly what is "an access."
 

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Ok here is the problem, I have set up my dad's desktop and my laptop for network printer and file sharing. But when I try to access the workgroup from my laptop it wont let me veiv the workgroup, but when I try it from the desktop it works just fine. i can see the shared folder and printer from the desktop but not from my laptop.
 

A:Workgroup access error

what version of Windows??
home needs to have both logged in with the same user name and password at same time
enable netbios
add network group to folders to share
disable simple file sharing
is this dynamic net or static net???
 

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I have two computers AA and BB on a workgroup WRKGRP. I have ZoneAlarm installed on
both. I am logged on as Administrator with password PW on both. I have a folder
FLDR on drive C: on both. I can view FLDR and it's files from BB on pc AA in
My Network Places, but when I try the reverse to access FLDR from AA on BB I get
\\AA is not accessible. Access denied.

I've tried this with the Firewall completely turned off (not running on either pc)
with the same result. I've check and WRKGRP is the workgroup name on both from
My Computer/properties/computer name. I can ping from BB using both the ip address
of AA and the computer name successfully. I have repaired the winsock in case of
corruption. I have done a repair from control_panel/network_connections/lan_connection.

I really do not want to uninstall ZoneAlarm due to the large number of settings made.
Can anybody help me out with some other alternatives?
 

A:Solved: Workgroup. PC A can access B but not the other way.

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Hi,

I few days ago I received an error from my computers that the 'print spooler' was not running. I found out that it was a corrupt driver and reinstalled the driver. The printer works fine now.

The problem is that I had my network set up to share files and a printer connected to another computer. Originally, the network was wired...now it is wireless. My computer connects to the wireless router (dlink DI-524) through an Ethernet cable. the other computer uses a USB wireless adapter. So after i reinstalled the printer drivers i tried to find the printer on the network, but could not. then i attempted to set up the network again using the windows networking wizards. For a while i didn't have any luck. both computers had the same workgroup name (and still do), but they could not see each other. i finally decided to restart and upon doing that was able to see the printer and the other computer. so i turned off the computer and went to sleep thinking i would get up in the morning and set up the shared printer. I turned the computer on the next morning and again the workgroup showed no sign of the other computer and the add a network printer utility could not find the printer connected to the other computer. I've checked for malware and spyware and found nothing. The shared internet connection work fine on both computers as well...I tried to ping the other computer from mine and vice versa but it failed both ways. I think i will power down all the devices a... Read more

A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Don't know if this applies, but remember that it can take about 15 minutes or so before all computers get up-to-date network information after the network changes (computer or share added or subtracted).

If ping by IP address fails it's almost always because a firewall is blocking.
 

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OK to start.. I am running a Toshiba Satellite with Win XP pro SP2. When I am @ home or school I can access any workgroup or domain available, but where I need it the most (@ work), I can't.

@ work we are running Server 2003
I have created a user object with my current user/pass of my laptop.
The workgroup name on my laptop is identical to that of the server.
The router is a Linksys Pre-N 4-port + WiFi.
I have tried almost everything

When I go to My Network Places, I cant even see my own computer, but on the other machines in the office I can see my computer name, but no resources from it.

When I try to map the network drive it says Network resource unavailable, contact system administrator.

But feel free to reiterate some options and I will respond...

This is VERY IMPORTANT.. I need to get some work done!!!!!
 

A:No workgroup access @ work VIA

Hi

You need to introduce the laptop itself to the server, its not just the name\pass that is important.

To do this right click my computer and choose properties, then choose computer name then choose change, tick the radio box for domain and enter the domain name, you will be asked for credentials sufficient in priveledge to create a new computer on the domain.

Wait a few minutes whilst the server updates, then reboot the laptop, once rebooted you should be presented with the CTRL/ALT/DEL box press it and enter the user name and password you set up on the domain, there should be a 3rd box showing either the local PC name or the domain name, make sure it shows the domain name, if it's not showing the 3rd box press "options".

As a rule I always logon locally with the admin name and password first then log off and log on to the domain with the domain credentials.

Also you may have trouble with the wireless card not being connected before logon to the wifi network, if so post back.

Regards
 

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Hi,

Recently I tried setting up a home network, so I can share a few files between a laptop and the computer.

Since both the laptop and the desktop are connectd to the same internet connection, I used the method of making sure both are in the same 'workgroup', and then share the files. It worked fine on my laptop, where I changed the Workgroup to that of my Desktop. Further I went to my computer, my network places and then view workgroup computers. On the laptop, I see that, but I do not see my desktop even though it's in the same Workgroup.

I tried to go to the 'view workgroup computers' on my Desktop but it did not allow me to go in, saying that I might not have the rights from the administrator to access that. I dont know how that's possible seeing that I only have one user on desktop, and I assumed it to be the admin.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this?

Regards,

S.
 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one that is running Windows XP SP3 and the other which is running Windows 7.
My aim is to access a folder on the Windows 7 computer from the Windows XP computer via the workgroup.

The situation:
When on the Windows XP computer, I cannot view Workgroup computers.

What I've done
I have disabled Windows firewall & uninstalled my other firewall.

The XP computer can ping the Win7 computer by name and local IP. However, the Win7 computer can only ping the XP computer by local IP and not computer name.

All help is appreciated.

Lighty.
 

A:Cannot access workgroup [XP + Win7]

Have you enabled file and printer sharing on the XP?

What firewall did you uninstall?

Do you have a non-Windows firewall on the Windows 7?
 

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Hello.

I have a problem with my network. I have created a workgroup, consisting of two computers, with the wizard. Both computers are running on XP SP1, and have Norton Internet Security 2006, configured the same way. From one computer, I can access the other one perfectly and fully. However, from the other one, I can't access the shared files and folders. I receive an error message, saying "computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this resource... .... Access is denied". Surprsingly, the printer, I can print from the faulty computer, despite the fact that the printer is connected to the other comp. Also, the internet connection successfuly reaches both computers. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance, Barcik
 

A:Workgroup Access Problem

I have read that the XP firewall pre SP2 can give problems, so disable it on the PC denying access and see if that makes a difference.

If you have XP Pro and not using Simple File Sharing you need the same user account/password on both machines.

If you search for something like "access denied" you will probably find many threads with various versions of this problem and solutions.

IMHO it's not worth doing much more troubleshooting beyond the above until you get up-to-date with Microsoft's critical updates, especially Service Pack 2 with its networking fixes and improvements.
 

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Just recently setup home network between 2 computers. Using fast ethernet hub into pc's with win XP home. Did network setup on both. Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network). It seems to work fine 99% of the time.

Problem: Cannot access file or printer sharing. Yes, I did set up for both to share. Get a message on my PC that access is denied and to contact server administrator? Other PC just "Does not Respond" when trying to access and must be closed by task manager. I don't suppose it is that big a deal to file or printer share, but could be useful. I have tried numerous trouble shooting fixes as suggested by XP Help but to no avail.

I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!
 

A:Cannot access workgroup computers

azcondor said:

Just recently setup home network between 2 computers. Using fast ethernet hub into pc's with win XP home. Did network setup on both. Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network). It seems to work fine 99% of the time.

Problem: Cannot access file or printer sharing. Yes, I did set up for both to share. Get a message on my PC that access is denied and to contact server administrator? Other PC just "Does not Respond" when trying to access and must be closed by task manager. I don't suppose it is that big a deal to file or printer share, but could be useful. I have tried numerous trouble shooting fixes as suggested by XP Help but to no avail.

I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!Click to expand...

Please explain what you mean by "Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network)".

Here is what Help and Support says about "file and print sharing" configuration setup on my WinXP Pro SP2 system - should be similar for XP Home:

To enable file and printer sharing using the Network Setup Wizard
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Run the Network Setup Wizard.
Click the connection metho... Read more

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I have a Win7 Pro 64bit SP1 laptop that for over a year was happily on our hardwired work workgroup. A couple of weeks ago I formatted the laptop and ever since I am able to see and use the networked printers but can't see any computers on the network through the Network section on the Win7 pc.

I am so blocked out that even my own pc, which does show up in networking, rejects my connection attempts.

I can access the internet.
I can ping other pcs.
I can remote access to other pcs.
I only can't access shares and browse other pcs.

The other pcs on the network are a combination of WinXp and Win server 2003.

I have tried the network sharing and registry edit fixes that are regularly proposed. I have turned off the win firewall and uninstalled Norton.

I have also renamed the workgroup on the win7 pc and set it back again without fixing the problem.

A:Win 7 PC can't access workgroup pcs but can use printers

i had similar issue only difference was one was windows 7 PC and one was windows 8 PC. i have setup the work group on both PC. one day i was on windows PC in the computer management window under Local User and Groups under user and disable the work group user thinking i don't need this user. long story short i was not able to access windows 7 PC from Windows 8 PC. i don't know if this is any help or not but check if your work group user is disable or not.

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Trying to set up a home network with 2 computers, both XP Pro and using a router for internet and network access. I've gone through the procedures several times. On computer 1 ("network" printer attached), when I try to "view network computers," I get a message that says that I am not authorized to access my workgroup. On computer 2, I can see both computers through the network when I "view network computers," but, when I try to see what is on computer 1, I get a message stating that computer 1 is inaccessible. In both cases the message also indicates that I may not have the required permission. I am logged on as an administrator on both PCs, so I think that shouldn't be an issue, but who knows!!!
 

A:Can't Access My Own Workgroup on a New Network

Closing duplicate to another thread already in progress: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/673583-can-t-access-my-own.html
 

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I have set up a home wireless network consisting of a desktop PC running XP Home and a laptop running Vista Home Premium. I have set up one shared folder on each machine. They are both on the same workgroup. From the laptop I can see the shared folder over the network on the desktop PC. However, when I try to access the shared folder on the laptop from the desktop it requires authentication and asks for a username and password. However I have not set up the laptop to need a username and password to log in... is there a way round this?
 

A:Cannot access workgroup computer

Vista's default sharing is to require a password on the account to allow file sharing. Create a password on the login accounts for the machines and see if that helps. You can also create a user account on the Vista machine that matches the name/password as is used to login to the XP machine to eliminate the issue.
 

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Hi,

I few days ago I received an error from my computers that the 'print spooler' was not running. I found out that it was a corrupt driver and reinstalled the driver. The printer works fine now.

The problem is that I had my network set up to share files and a printer connected to another computer. Originally, the network was wired...now it is wireless. My computer connects to the wireless router (dlink DI-524) through an Ethernet cable. the other computer uses a USB wireless adapter. So after i reinstalled the printer drivers i tried to find the printer on the network, but could not. then i attempted to set up the network again using the windows networking wizards. For a while i didn't have any luck. both computers had the same workgroup name (and still do), but they could not see each other. i finally decided to restart and upon doing that was able to see the printer and the other computer. so i turned off the computer and went to sleep thinking i would get up in the morning and set up the shared printer. I turned the computer on the next morning and again the workgroup showed no sign of the other computer and the add a network printer utility could not find the printer connected to the other computer. I've checked for malware and spyware and found nothing. The shared internet connection work fine on both computers as well...I tried to ping the other computer from mine and vice versa but it failed both ways. I think i will power down all the devices an... Read more

A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Is it possible that the wireless computer could be connecting to another nearby wireless access point? Double-check which network you are connecting to. If you can, rename the SSID on the wireless router to something unique if it happens to still be set to the manufacturer's default such as 'Linksys' or 'Netgear'. Just a thought, it just sounds like they are on separate networks.
 

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I just set up a network between my laptop and my desktop. Is there any way that I can access more files on each computer, instead of just the 'shared' files?
 

A:More file Access over a workgroup?

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hi, i have eight systems in my workgroup five of the systems work pretty fine (i.e. can access each other ) but three of the systems has been giving access denied and network path not found inspite that they are within thesame same workgroup.
stuffs i have done:
disabled firewall
ping by ip : responded
ping by name : responded
isolated the systems, connected using cross over cable and i still get this path not found thing.
two of the problematic systems has norton antivirus 2010 running on them, though i have seen some post that talks about norton being notorious, i can't seem to find away around it.

mind buggling is that the third system does not have any antivirus runnng on it and it keeps telling me path not found/access denied or prompts a dialog box for password.

if i try \\system6 , \\system7on any of my system, i'm being prompted for password. the dialog box has the username field grayed out thus making it unclickable (access denied: path not found or prmpt for logging crdential comes up at will). but the systems in them does not have any logging credential.

this problem has become a pain in the neck to me as we cannot share files and it appears this systems are of great importance within my office.

some pls help
 

A:some systems in workgroup can access while others cannot

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I have 6 Windows 7 machines and one Windows XP. The ipconfig is 150.70.50.xxx with subnet 255.255.255.0 on all machines. DNS servers match. DHCP is enabled on the Linksys wireless-g. They all belong to the same WORKGROUP. Everybody can surf just fine & receive emails no problem. File & Print sharing is turned on. Network discovery is on. All machines can be seen in Windows explorer from all other machines. I can ping all of the machines just fine in both directions, but when I try to access any machine from any other machine, I receive "cannot access" error. Even taking the XP machine out of the mix for now, I can't figure it out.
What am I missing somewhere?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
lynn

 

A:Cannot access workgroup machines

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I have gotten my network setup to the point where I can see my computer in the workgroups folder on the other computer. But when I double click it I get an error message saying "\\Reddragon is not accessible. You might not have permission to access this resource. I've attached a screenshot. Also, Norton and any other firewall have been shut off on both computers. I really would appreciate any help guys/girls.

Sincerely,
Scott
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 420, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: B: Total - 0 MB, Free - 0 MB; C: Total - 57207 MB, Free - 12011 MB; F: Total - 76300 MB, Free - 69078 MB; G: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 834940 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., , , .. .
Antivirus: None
 

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DIRTY WORDS!

Newbie here. I just purchased a Lenovo laptop / Win 8.

I changed the Workgroup name to match my existing XP workgroup. Win 8 found the new workgroup, connected to it and changed the workgroup name. However, I cannot access the shared discs or printers.

What do I have to do to fix this, because if I can't fix it my wife will take my new toy away from me!

Don

A:Cannot access existing XP workgroup

There must be someone who can help me. I cannot believe that Microsoft just decided to abandon XP workgroups. I have data filesI need to get off of one of the PCs on this workgroup.

Mercy, please help me. Dpn

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