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Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Q: Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

So i'm having an issue connecting my desktop to my home network for file sharing. My Desktop is connected to the internet like so: Desktop ->(Ethernet cable)-> Uverse 2wire router -> Internet.

I have no issues with my internet connection, and in fact I am posting this from my desktop now. Windows Network Diagnostics finds no issues when I run the trouble shooter. and when I try to connect to a home group it refers me to the network issue.

This issue has plagued me for about 6 months now. I have talked to Uverse tech support, and many of my friends who are into computers and have gotten no answers. Computer is running windows 7 SP1 and again the router is the Uverse 2wire router

How can I make my desktop available for network sharing?

Also here is a screenshot of the network map according to this computer

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A: Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network

Have you set up a home network? What is the workgroup name? Are there any passwords of any kind? Have you set your shared settings on each PC in the workgroup?

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So, this is what I want to do, can anyone tell me if it is possible and if so how to do it? Thank you

I have a new Windows 7 Desktop that is fresh and has a large HDD. I have an old Windows 7 Laptop with a smaller HDD, but it has many files ie: Music, Movies, Games that i would like to be able to access(full permissions) to sometimes transfer or copy between. Now this may seem simple, but I want to share the root of the drive on the Windows 7 Laptop to the desktop and only the desktop! I say this because there is at least 4 other computers on my network that I DO NOT want to have any access to my files. Every time i go to the advanced file sharing in the root of the drive, it looks like it is trying to share it with access available to Everyone, which I do not want. Please, if you understand what I am trying to do and know the steps I would be very appreciative if you could help me. Thanks Guys

A:File sharing between Win 7 Desktop and Win 7 Laptop over Home Network

You can try with administrative share until someone show a better method:

In Windows Explorer address bar, type \\<IP address or comp name>\c$.
c$ can be any partition, d$, e$ etc.

It will look like this \\192.168.0.10\c$

Enter the credentials of an account on the desktop (which is also an admin) when asked for.

If it works for you, you can also add a network location (select Computer in Windows Explorer, right click empty space in right pane, click "Add a Network Location". Enter the above address when asked.

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated

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Hi--

I'm trying to set up a home network where files/printer on my desktop can be shared over a wireless network. Here's how it's set up:

Desktop is connected to the internet via usb CDMA, which is my only internet connection. All laptops at home connect to the internet through the desktop's CDMA internet connection via a Linksys Wireless Router. there are no problems connecting to the internet, simply 'sharing' the CDMA modem's connection to the local area network.

CDMA modem-desktop-wireless router (via LAN)-laptops (wireless)

Now, I've set up file and printer sharing on the desktop, but since the router get an IP address from the desktop, at the same time giving IP addresses to the wirelessly connected laptops, I cannot 'see' the desktop computer from my laptop.

Now my question is: Is there a way to make all the computers visible to each other using this setup? the key is access to internet, which is only possible via usb (which is why I can't connect the router directly to the modem).

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated
 

A:Solved: Home network for file/printer sharing: desktop-wireless router- laptops

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Please see the attached pic for my home network structure.

(assume network sharing setting had been done on all computers) I was able to access a shared folder in PC1 from PC2 by just typing PC1's IP.
However, when i tried to access a shared folder in PC2 from PC1 by typing PC2's IP. I failed. it couldnt even get to the page that ask me to insert user's name and password. I also couldn't ping 192.168.1.1 (LAN2's router gateway) or PC2.

I think that PC1 doesn't know about LAN2's info since it belongs to LAN1(192.168.11.xxx). But maybe im wrong. Can someone advise me how to achieve my goals here so that PC1 AND PC2 can communicate to each other smoothly? Thanks.
Reminder:
1) Can't replace LAN2 router with a switch
2) Can't connect PC2 to LAN1 directly
 

A:Home Network Sharing Problem!

Maybe if you put PC2 into Router2's DMZ you can access it via Router2's WAN IP.

Seems kinda contradictory to say that PC2 has to "hide" behind a router but be accessible as if it weren't behind the router.
 

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I have had a 3 computer home network that has been sharing files equally for quite some time. That is, I could share folders comonly with all four computers, using a common Work Group Name and login.

Recently I replaced one of the computers with a new one and set conections and parameters to inlcude the new computer on ther network.

Here is the present setup:

Computer #1 WinXP Home
Computer #2 (new) Win2K (replacing old Win2K computer)
Computer #3 Win98
Now computer #1 can read and modify files in folders on #2 and #3.
Computers #2 and #3 can share and modify files on each other.
But...
Neither #2 or #3 can read or modify files on Computer #1. When I try to access #1 from #2 or #3 I receive a message that I do not have access to do so. The login I am using for all three is the same administrative user. The workgroup is the same for all three computers. I have set the sharing properties on Computer #1 to allow network users to share and change files.

What am I missing that needs to be done to give #2 and #3 access to #1?

 

A:Home network file sharing problem

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About 6 months ago, I got a laptop - An HP DV5215US, running Windows XP SP2, and it came with a wireless card - 802.11b/g. We have a wireless router - a Westell Versalink 327, running on our main computer, which also has Windows XP SP2. I tried connecting to the wireless, but it didn't work. The network would show up when I opened the "Choose a Wireless Network" screen, but when I tried to connect, all that happened was a loading screen appeared, saying "Please wait while Windows connects to the ******* network." and "Waiting for the network..."

After playing around a bit, I decided it was the router - it had never been configured for wireless. I got connections on the laptop in other places - on vacations, in hotels, etc. My father and I decided to get the wireless working this week, as a kind of project. On a whim, my dad installed a wireless card in an old desktop system (not sure of the 802.11 letters, sorry), and the wireless worked perfectly. I still can't connect on the laptop, though.

Can anyone help?
 

A:Problem with connecting to my home wireless network.

Have you gone in to the wireless network display and deleted all the wireless networks in the list, then searched for new wireless networks? Did you try disabling encryption on the router to see if it's an issue with mismatched keys? Note that if you use WEP encryption, you MUST use hex keys with dissimilar brands of hardware, they don't all encode passcodes the same way.
 

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I have three computers in a home network, each running XP Home. I share folders between all three. Computer A can access all the shared folders on computers B & C without problems and computers B & C can access each other's shared folders without problems.

However, computers B & C cannot access the shared files on computer A. Computers B & C can see computer A's shared folders in their My Network Places, but when I try to access the folders on A from either B or C, I get an error message something like "\\Computer A\Folder X is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Access is denied".

I have tried all the usual things and suggestions from threads on this and similar forums, but the problem still persists. For example, I have re-run the network setup wizard many times on each PC; I have checked the PCs are all in the same workgroup; I use Zone Alarms Professional and have tried turning it off; I use Norton AV and have tried turning off things like Internet worm protection; etc etc.

I found an article on Microsoft's technet website at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913...C are not part of the local network, but why?
 

A:Solved: Home network file sharing problem

Have you tried this on computer A yet?

Possible Fix for corruption &#8220;Access Denied&#8221; Problem:

Using notepad create a file named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

------------------- cut after this line -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- cut before this line -----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Restart and see if this helps with the access issue.
 

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I'm John and I'm unable to share a folder on my PC with a specific person on a different PC on our home workgroup network. I can share the folder with Everyone, but Windows fails to find the specific user on our home network. We have 3 Win 10 PCs on our home network: MaryPC (user account is Mary), JohnPC (user account is John), and TheaterPC (user account is JM), and all are visible on File Explorer on all PCs. The Workgroup name is Golden. We do not use any log-in credentials to access any of these PCs; i.e. no usernames nor passwords are required nor do they exist.
I'm able to share my Music, Pictures, and Video folders with Everyone (with R/W permissions) in the Golden Workgroup. However, I am unable to share my Medical folder (for example) with Mary only. When I try to share this folder with a specific person (by trying to add Mary), Windows responds that it is unable to find user Mary. In trying to add Mary to the list of specific persons, I've tried numerous combinations of Mary and/or Golden/MaryPC/Users/Mary to no avail. This same problem exists on MaryPC and on the TheaterPC when trying to share a folder from those PCs to a specific person on another networked PC. Sharing a folder with Everyone works fine across the Workgroup, but sharing a folder with a specific person/user on the network is hitting a brick wall. Any solution ideas?

A:Folder Sharing Problem on Home (Workgroup) Network

It should be \\marypc\mary

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Here is my setup: I have two computers - one running WinXP Home, the other running WinXP Prof - that I have hooked up in a home network. The computers are hooked to a LinkSys switch with regular ethernet patch cables. The WinXP Prof has a NVIDIA nForce MCP network card, the WinXP Home computer has a Intel Pro/100 VE network card. The WinXP Prof computer is also hooked up to the Internet through a modem. Since I want to share the Internet connection, in the Network Setup Wizard, I designate the WinXP Prof computer as the computer providing the connection that the computer with WinXP Home will also use. This works fine and I can use the internet from both computers. I can also play LAN games on the two computers fine.

However, when trying to access either one of the computers (from the other) from My Network Places and share files and other resources my network does not work. From the WinXP Prof comp I can open the workgroup and see the computers in it, but can't access the WinXP Home computer. The WinXP Home computer sees the workgroup but can not open it. I would welcome any ideas as to the nature of my problem.

Thanks,
Adahn
 

A:Home ethernet network problem with file sharing

When I get issues like that, the most common cause turns out to be the firewall(s) on either machine.

as a quick test, disconnect from the web, and disable both the windows firewall, and any software firewall you may have ON BOTH MACHINES, and try again.

If you are then able to accss each computer from the other then you've found the problem. If this doesn't work, it's something else. (do you have client for MS networks installed and file and printer sharing?)
 

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I am trying to share my DVD drive on my desktop (running Win 8.1) so I can access it on my Notebook (running Win 7 Pro) (so that I can load some software on the notebook from a DVD).

The instructions seem to be clear - set up the share on the PC with "Properties > Advanced Sharing etc", then map to it from the Notebook, and I have followed these instruction carefully.

But when I get to mapping to the shared drive,

( I have tried using both the PC name & its IP address: ie \\192.168.1.13\DVDrive or \\Toshi\DVDrive),

it goes looking but always comes back with
"Windows cannot access <either if those names>...
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your network
Error code: 0x8007005 "

Both machines and the WiFi network seem to work well in all other respects.
Both machines belong to the same workgroup (WORKGROUP); the workgroup password is the same on both machines.

I have also tried sharing a simple folder, and get the same problem. I must be doing something wrong or missing an important step.
HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.
 

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer name) 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 network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

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Finally fixed a big-time memory issue, but ever since have had difficulty getting a stable internet connection. The system will show the network but rarely connects to it. (Though router is downstairs and through some walls, distance is probably not the cause--same computer/same location used to connect and a laptop sitting right next to it in the same room always connects with 4 or 5 bars.)

Connecting to a D-Link 802.11G router wirelessly.

Attaching IPCONFIG info below.

Thanks in advance for your help!

A:Ongoing problem with connecting to home network/internet

Have you changed the driver for your wireless card? If not perhaps Windows update saw fit to update it for you, and now you have one that is different from when it was working.

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Hi. I can't seem to connect to my wife's computer on our home network. We both have Vista laptops. I can access her media (through WMP and iTunes), and she can get to my computer no problem, but every time I click on her computer icon on the network, I get this error:

"\\(her computer name) 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 network is not present or not started.

For more information, click Help."

Clicking Help doesn't seem to do anything.

Anyone feel like spending some time on this? It would be immensely appreciated.
 

A:Solved: Problem connecting to other computer on home network

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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
Is it normal that, with WIN7... Read more

A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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So, I have two computers, an EEE pc running Windows XP and a gaming desktop running Windows 7. I got to school the other day and set up my stuff in my room, and tried to get onto the internet using my desktop. It failed miserably and I have no idea why, and my EEE pc connected in a few seconds and has been running blazing fast.
I'm not sure what you guys need so I'll list a bunch of stuff.

Desktop:
Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
DWA-130 revE D-Link Wireless Adapter
4 gb
AMD Phenom 2 X4 955 Processor
ATI Radeon HD 5770

EEE PC:
Windows XP
Atheros AR9285
2 gb
Intel ATOm CPU N270
Intel 945 Express Chipset

Netbook: The wireless manager lists 3 networks, logGers unsecured, logGers secured, and PS-Guest Access unsecured. I can connect to either of the two unsecured ones without a hitch and I'm done. No problems whatsoever.

Desktop: The wireless maanger thing lists 1-2-3 networks just randomly, some switching on and off but mainly I have the same 3 networks avaiable. No matter which network I try to connect to, I'll either get an immediate message saying "unable to connect," and my Windows 7 troubleshooting thing will also immediately say "unable to find problem," or it'll try to connect, say "Identifying... no internet access," and maybe 10 seconds later it'll come back with "Unidentified network... no internet access."

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A:Problem connecting my Windows 7 Desktop to College Internet Network

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Hi all,

This is all on my home network - both PCs are local to each other.

I have a Win 8.1 PC which hosts all my media and documents, which I connect to via remote desktop and share a drive on the network. It has no monitor, so remote desktop is my main method of access.

Very occasionally, I will turn it on and be unable to connect to it or the mapped drive. In fact my main PC (Win 7) cannot find it on the network anywhere. But it IS on the network - I can connect via my mobile using Splashtop and I can also connect
via TeamViewer from the main PC. This is not a solution though as I need to be able to access the shared drive on my main PC.

Both PCs use Bitdefender. Makes no difference with the BD firewall temporarily turned off. As I mentioned, sometimes it connects fine with no issues and sometimes it can't find it. In these situations, I can't even ping the Media PC's IP address
(timeout), nor can the Media PC ping the main PC. It can, obviously, ping the router.

Usually a restart of the Media PC fixes this (although, that's annoying) - but today it isn't. The error that I get is 'The network path was not found' and for remote desktop 'Remote Desktop can't find the computer 'MediaServer". This might
mean it does not belong to the specified network ..." etc.

I also thought it work mentioning that this is what comes up when using the net use command:

Status       Local     Remote          ... Read more

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Problem: new vista laptop connecting to xp desktop printer (via network)
OK, quick and to the point. The fast facts:
1: new vista laptop
2: have existing xp desktop w/ printer attached
2a: note: 2 existing laptops (xp) working fine printing through the xp desktop through existing network (workgroup).
3: positive the new vista laptop is correctly connected through wireless network which is connecting all computers on this network. (proof by way of accessing internet is fine.)
4: renamed new vista laptop and also renamed the workgroup to 'existing' workgroup name given to all other computers on this network.
5: rebooted vista laptop after renaming and assigning new workgroup name.
6: when going through the 'add a printer' routine on the new vista laptop I have tried entering the \\printerhostcomputername\printername and even the \\printerhostcompuername\users\username\printername , and ALSO the 'network printer search' routine but nothing shows up??
I've never had problems connecting with an XP laptop to the XP desktop (the printer host) before.
So what am I missing with the Vista 'add a printer' routine???
Help please!
Thanks!!!!
 

A:Solved: Problem: new vista laptop connecting to xp desktop printer (via network)

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So im at a complete loss here....

I have a windows 7 pro x86 computer that out of the blue stopped connecting to its network drives. I tried a few things like flushing the dns, re-registering, new IP finally I decided to rejoin it to the domain, big mistake. The computer couldn't contact the domain controller even though all the info was correct. I ended up doing a restore to the week prior updated the NIC drivers and everything seemed to be working.

The following day it happened again I tried the same few fixes and the solution this time was to uninstall all the hidden devices under the network adapter, after a reboot I got into the drives just fine. Now everytime the user shuts his computer down he gets this same problem. My boss ran into the same problem on another machine the other day so Im hesitant to restore, I would prefer a fix in case this shows up again.

The computer can get online and use our email through outlook but network resources are all gone. The machine can also ping all of the servers but wont connect with \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx IP or \\servername\share even with credentials entered.

Ive looked all over with no success.

A:Very strange problem connecting to network drives / network.

Welcome to Seven Forums,

If it's now happening to another computer, I'd unplug the router and switch(es) for 20 to 30 seconds. Also, check on your computer's Security or Firewall programs installed, make sure that they are up to date and not blocking the ports and network resources. You may try disabling the program(s) temporarily for debugging purpose.

An update will be nice.

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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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On my computer I have set my D: folder to be shared.

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?
Sys Info is as follows :

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) 9950 Quad-Core Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 2 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305141 MB, Free - 249007 MB; D: Total - 1907728 MB, Free - 1125854 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-S UCC
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled
 

A:Sharing over home network

Whilst my wife can see that folder from her computer she cannot see any sub folders - how do I enable her to do that?Click to expand...

Do you mean that she is prevented from opening the folder, or that opening it is too much trouble? If the latter try sharing the sub-folders also (not sure that will work, and seems kinda silly anyhow).
 

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My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?

A:Connecting to home network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by baxxter


My pc ound my laptop in "network" but it ask me to type the user name and the password ,wich password it meaned ?


The one that was displayed when you crated the homegroup for networking. It is not your user name and log on.

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I have 2 machines (1 XP Pro and 1 XP Home). I am able to connect to the XP Pro's shared files, but when I try to connect to the XP Homes shared files or map a drive - it asks for a network password. I do not have the machine password protected and so, do not know what password it is asking for. Can anyone assist? Attached is a copy of the dialogue box that is popping up in a word doc.
 

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I origionally posted in the xp section about hard disk problems and got nowhere with my problem of adding a second hard drive (that apparenty didn't work lol) so I went out and bought a new note book, an Aspire 5315 (vista home basic, 1.86 GHz Intel Celeron M processor 540, 1 GB of DDR2 system memory, 160 GB hard drive, 5400 rpm, CD-RW/DVD-ROM combination drive and 802.11b/g wireless LAN..)..Now that I have the larger hd I'm having a problem getting it to locate my home network that is set up on 2 desktops with win xp sp2...... Are there any simple soultions to this?

Thanks for any help.

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!

A:Connecting to Home Network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mc1992


I have a laptop with Windows 7 and I am trying to connect to my home network. My home network consists of two other Windows XP computers connected to a router. I have the internet connection that the other two computers have, but I cannot see any of their files and they do not show up as network places. How do I fix this? I am not a techy person and I don't understand all this fiddly stuff and I'm getting really frustrated.

The weirdest thing is, I was able to access the other two computers fine yesterday but now they do not turn up?? I have restarted multiple times but to no avail.

Please help!!!


Hi and welcome

I suspect your problem has to do with homegroup. when you set up networking in the windows install you chose a "home network" makes sense. Homenetwork however assumes all computers will be win 7.

To resolve the problem go to network and shaing where you set up networking in the first place and choose a work network instead. You can also turn off IPv6 as it is only needed in homegroup

In workgroup xp sees win 7, and win 7 sees XP

Let us know if this doesnt work

Good Luck Mate
Ken J

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Does anyone know how to connect (if possible) from an outside network to a home network?

I can connect to my router from an outside network by typing the IP address: 24.xx.xxx.xx:8080 The port 8080 allows me access to configure the router remotely. If I can do this I would think that I can access/transfer files on my PC at home?

What do I need to type in the IE bar?

http:\\??????

Thanks in advance
 

A:connecting to my home PC from an outside network

yes, you can setup VPN. this how to setup vpn may help, www.howtonetworking.com/vpnsetup.htm
 

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Hi,
I have a small home network (1 desktop & 1 laptop) both using a router to connect to the net and print using one printer that is permanently connected to the desktop PC.

A month or so ago I upgraded the desktop PC and I can no longer print using the laptop!

Both PCs are using XP and the printer is HP officejet Pro all in one type.

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks
Gary
 

A:Printer sharing on home network

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Hello. I am pulling my hair out because my son's computer will not let my connect via home network, we both are on Windows 7 Home Premium. Both computers are wired to the same router. I have tried everything to remedy the problem. First off, my son has tons and tons of games installed, I ran a virus scan and got rid of a some already. Currently, I have Cinema 4D installed on both computer and is trying to run his computer as a render client. The system runs by Bonjour service via port 5300, it acknowledges each other through the program but Windows is blocking it when attempting to connect. We also have a laptop, works perfectly through the home network and C4D. I think it is his Network and Sharing components that are screwed up. Currently, here are all the things that are wrong with his computer-

1- Error 1075
2- Error 1068
3- His Firewall is locked out, can't make changes, can't turn off or on.
4- Homegroup does not work

His computer is connected to the home network and shows connection on TCP/IPV4. Strangely, he can connect to my computer and access my shared files, but I can't get into his. I have tried everything listed on these forums, ran all those scans. Is there another way I can try to get connection? Both computers are showing each other on the " Network " tab. Perhaps using some other channels? We know that both computers are " connected ", but one is just locked out from sharing. I also have the original disk, is there a way to " blow ... Read more

A:Home Network Sharing Not Working

Are both pcs in the same workgroup
both in the same ip range ie both have an ip 192.168. etc?
are both wired if one is wireless most routers by default have user isolation turned on this stops any wireless station connecting to the local network so if someone hack your wireless they can get internet but no personal files

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I have a Windows XP and Windows ME connected to a D-Link DI-604 router with a DSL connection. I've used the Windows XP "Network Setup Wizard" to configure my "Home Network" and used the "Network Setup Disk" to configure the Windows ME system. My HP printer is connected directly to the Windows XP system and is working. If I try and print with the Windows ME system through the "Home Network", I get an error message that no printer is connected. The Windows ME system has the updated HP printing drivers and will work if I connect the printer directly to it.

Could the D-Link router be preventing the printer from working on the Windows ME system while using the "Home Network"?

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A:Home Network - Printer Sharing!!!

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I have 2 computers and I have 1 printer. I need to share this printer between both computers. I have a desktop running windows xp. This computer is hardwired to the router. The printer is attached to the desktop computer. My other computer is a laptop running windows vista. This computer connects wireless to the router. I have set the network up and I can share files between both computers but when I go to print from my laptop it identifies the printer but when I tell it to print the computer hangs up. I can't locate the laptop from the desktop. I have the drivers installed on each computer. Please help!
 

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Hi there.

I have a 512k ADSL connection from PlusNet. I have a static IP and a Solwise Sar130 router (1 port, and no need for an ADSL modem). PlusNet tell me to configure my router to PPPoA, and to not use DHCP - I have never tried it with anything else.

I would like to set up a home network, using a HUB Switch, and share my current connection between the networked computers.

I believe the way to go about this would to be to connect my computers to the HUB, then set up the network using the Windows XP Network Wizard, and to then connect the HUB to the router.

If this is wrong, or if there is anything else that I need to do (I have heard about port forwarding and other things), could you please correct me.

Many thanks,
Psycosis.
 

A:Home network and internet sharing help

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Hi,
I use Win 7 OS 64 bit on Dell Laptop 6420 model.

Under advanced sharing settings I want to permanently "Turn Off Network Discovery" both in Home/work and Public profiles.

The problem is that, everytime I reboot my Laptop the setting get changed to "Turn On Network Discovery"in all profiles.

How do I ensure that these settings are Turned off permanently, unless off-course I want to turn them on.

Thanks.

A:Network Sharing--Home and Public

A. Click Start, type services.msc and hit enter.


B. From the list of services, double click on "Function Discovery Provider Host" service, change the startup type to disabled and stop the service which will turn off the service.

Or if it's set to Automatic change it to Manual which should keep it from turning back on Automatically.

Changing the service to Manual should keep it from turning back on, it may have been set to Automatic.

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Hallo
I need help, Please.
I have learned alot about home networks from this forum and so far I got it right, BUT
The internet sharing part is not working.
Here is my setup

2X PC's with XP Pro
Crossover cable
One PC onboard LAN Card and the other Ethernet card
File and Printer sharing okay
SyGate Firewall enabled

Both PC's can ping each other ( 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.101)

Is there a problem with the firewall settings and what should it be
Thanks for the help
Martin
 

A:Home Network Okay, but no internet sharing

have you set up your internet connection to be shared in the properties on your broadband connection, if you need help let me know
 

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I suspect this is a fairly common sort of problem, but.......

A long time ago now I set up a small home network of a desktop with XP SP2 (now SP3) and a laptop with Vista Home Premium SP1 and a LAN-attached printer, all coupled to a broadband router. Very few problems fortunately in setting up the file and printer sharing and all works fine (so far)

Now....I have just done the same for a friend. Although the models of equipment are different, the PC and OS combinations are the essentially the same, only differences being that the desktop is only SP2 and printer is USB-attached to the desktop. Basic internet access is fine, BUT....the file and printer sharing does not work

The desktop and PC can each see the other machine on the network and also the relevant 'shared' file folders. Both can see the printer. However....if the desktop tries to access the laptop then it get a "you do not have access permission" error. If the laptop tries to access the desktop it gets an error message about "inadequate resources on the servers". [The friend lives 20 miles away, so I don't have the full wording of all the messages in front of me, sorry. ] Both machines have the same user account name and password, the only difference being that there is a second account on the desktop which is not on the laptop.

Can anyone offer any suggestion please, based on what I realise is rather limited information?

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I have a Dell DX061 Desktop running Vista Home Premium - SP2 wired via USB to Canon MP600 Printer and linked by Ethernet Cable connection to Netgear Wireless Router DG834PN. The Computers have been configuered to permit file/printer sharing and I simply want to be able to share the printer with Compaq NX9005 Laptop running XP - SP 3 that is connected to the internet wirelessly via Netgear WPN111. Both machines are protected by Kaspersky I Suite 9.0.0.736.

Incidentally I have a 2nd HP with Vista and have successfully managed to configuer that to use the printer without a problem, but have not been able do it on the XP machine.
Surely my situation cannot be unusual, yet it currently seems impossible for the Compaq to detect (by browsing) in Add Printer Wizard or any other method by manually configuering the machine. I have tried creating a Network Setup disk and installed same on both machines and read several 100 Forum articles on the topic and as yet not found the answer. However, 'Techspot' Forum refers to 'Tom's Networking 'for the answer without giving the exact address to find it.
So can you help with a 'step-by-step guide', as its got to be possible? Thanks in advance

A:Printer Sharing on Home Network

May I suggest downloading Network magic, its a program that helps with configuring all your computers/printers etc to a network and connecting them and i think it could help with your situation. The download is free and you get a 7 day thing before you have to buy it but 7 days should be plenty of time to fix it. Its also virus free as it comes from a trusted source So you dont have to worry about that. Download link is below.
Cisco Network Magic Pro - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

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Hi, I have set up a wireless internet on three computers at home. This works fine. How do I sort out file sharing between them? I have run the home network setup wizard on XP (all computers) and nothing is there in My Network Places.
 

A:File sharing on home network

Assuming you put all computers into the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing ...

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts.

If your workgroup doesn't begin to work soon, or you get some error messages, we can start troubleshooting.
 

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I have a desktop running Windows 10, and a laptop running Vista. I want to share files on the W10 to be able to use them on Vista. Vista can see the W10 listed in the file directory, but when I click on it, it requests a name and password. Does that mean the desktop user name and password or the laptop user/password , or something else ? The desktop does not have a password.
I cannot get beyond this point.

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I'm having difficulty trying to get my new Windows 7 pc set up to share files across my existing home (wired) network which consists of 1 desktop pc running WinXP and 1 laptop running WinXP. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I want the 'C' drive on each of the 3 computers to be shared. I've had the 2 Windows XP computers set up and working like this for several years without a problem but I can't seem to get the 'C' drive on the Win7 computer to do the same.

All 3 computers have the same workgroup name and none of them require passwords to log on to Windows. There are no problems with the firewalls on any of the machines.

On the Windows 7 PC when I right click on the 'C' drive and select the 'Sharing' tab, I have set this up to be shared and when I click on the 'Advanced Sharing' button there is a tick in the 'Share this folder' box, the 'Share name' is 'C'. If I then click on the 'Permissions' button, this shows a 'Group or user name' 'Everyone' and this group has Full Control, Change and Read boxes ticked. As far as I can see there is nothing more I can do.

However from my Windows XP computer, when I go to My Network Places and double click on the icon for the Win7 'C' drive, I get the message "\\Computername 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 network path was not found."

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A:File sharing across a home network

Sharing the root drive is blocked for a reason.
You'd be completely open to hacking and malware injection attempts by anyone that happened to ping your IP.

Win 7 is trying to keep you from compromising your entire system.

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I have a home network using a Belkin router--- I am able to share files on the network

Now, I would like to be able to share a printer. I have a Brother HL-1440 and my wife would like to print from her computer. Both computers are XP-home.

It seems like i remember once setting this up by installing a driver on the sending computer- Her computer has the driver installed (from when it was connected to this same printer om my home office)- but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003 (they don't look anything like they should-- only a thin strip of the single page- spread over a couple pages.

It looks like a driver problem--- I wonder if, instead of finding the printer on my machine, I should have tried setting it up on her machine- but pointing to the printer on the network??? Please correct me if I am wrong (and any advice will be appreciated).

letchworth
 

A:Sharing Printer on Home Network

"but when I tried to set it up it is able to print from .txt files but not from MSPublisher 2003"

Indicates that the printer/driver are OK, but the application has a problem. Try Wordpad or Paint or something else to get another opinion.
 

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We have a home wireless network of an older laptop which operates on XP and a newer laptop which operates on Vista and a recently acquired Netbook which operates on XP.
On the older Laptop - XP - the shared files on Netbook & the Vista Laptop are not showing in my network paces under the heading local network but instead are showing further down under the heading internet.
Does this mean my documents are available on the Internet as I don't want that to happen.
I presume it is something to do with Security & Sharing settings but I can't see what I have done differently on the older Laptop to cause the difference between where the files appear in my network place in the 2 XP computers
 

A:Sharing documents - home network

Your files won't be avalible from the Internet unless you have setup a website or FTP from your computer which I guess you won't have. To access your shared files go on the "Network" menu and in the address bar type "\\COMPUTER-NAME\SHARE-FOLDER\", obviousely edit the details to fit your network.
 

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I have an Asus desktop running Windows XP Home and a Dell laptop running Windows XP Professional. I have cable broadband feeding a wireless modem/router. The desktop is connected by ethernet to the router and the laptop is a wireless connection. My printer (not wireless) is connected to the desktop. Both computers can access the internet.

I have set all computers and my printer to to sharing but when I try to access printing from my laptop, or try to access shared folders on my desktop computer, it says I do not have access permission. I can see my desktop when searching my Workgroup but it wont let me in.

Has anyone got a solution.

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A:Home network sharing not working

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.
Create a file in notepad named FIXANON.REG with the following contents:

You should have 3 boxes on the bottom in NOTEPAD.
1)Filename : FIXANON.REG
2)Save as type: all files
3)Encoding: ANSI
If you do not change it from txt type to All files type, then the file will actually be FIXANON.REG.txt, this won't accomplish the desired result.

------------------- Use ONLY the text after this line in the FIXANON.REG file -------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa]
"restrictanonymous"=dword:00000000
------------------- Use ONLY the text before this line in the FIXANON.REG file-----------------

Double click on the file and say Yes to the merge into registry question.

Reboot the computer.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

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My b/f wants to try networking here at home with my precious puter for file sharing only. I am a newbie at networking and he is kind of a newbie to computers in GENERAL. I fear once he has access to my hardrive and files and tries to play the "Mr. Tech-Support, See what I can do!," role, I am in for a crashed computer. I am running WinMe w/20 gig hd, 198mb RAM, AMD Duron processor, and DSL. He's running Win98 SE, with not quite 3 gigs, 1.66mhz processor, and 32MB RAM. We simply want to share programs and files to save resources. Not going to use his for internet, and we have already purchased the Cross Over patch cord needed. Given the info, I have 2 questions:
Are there any system req that we need to meet before doing this?

And if so, HOW do you do this?

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Iam not sure if this is supposed to work (or not work) by product design.
I have a home network with a desktop PC with USB direct attached HP 5610 (all-in-one) printer, scanner, copier, and fax machine.

Printer sharing works fine. I have also identified the fax as shared device, however when I send a fax from the remote PC, the job gets queued on the HP5610 fax queue, and the fax initiation screen pops up on the local machine (and not the remote one).

It seems the HP5610 and the host windows XP - where the sharing is defined and activated - does not recognize the 'remote' fax from the 'local' fax and it treats the remote one as if it was a local one.

Is there something wrong in the setup ?
Is there anything additional that I should do to make fax sharing work from the remote PC ?

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Hi Guys, I've got a home network with 4 PCs on it using a Linksys E3000 router. All of the PCs run Windows 7.

On one of the PCs, I'd like to set it up so that a specific folder on the hard drive will be shared over the network and accessible (for full read/write) by the other PCs on the network whenever the main PC is turned on.

How would I go about configuring something like this? I have no idea how the networking functionality works.

A:Sharing a folder on a home network?

Hi 003, right click the folder you want to share, select properties>sharing, click 'Advanced Sharing', tick box 'Share this folder', click 'Permissions'. From here you can do as you want.

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Hello, just wondering if anyone knows how to share software over my home network so i can run the software installed on my XP MCE on my XP Home. Thanks!
 

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Is it required to be in the same Home network to be able to share a printer?

Or can both computers be in a public network only?

Peter

A:Sharing printer only possible in a Home network?

I haven't fiddled with public networks myself, but I think you can probably share the printer. You just may have to get the user explicit access (adding them specifically to the printer's security settings) for it to work.

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