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Q: Solved: Problem accessing networked computers

Ok, I have three computers...one desktop and two laptops, all running Vista and all connected via wireless network. My problem is that I'm having trouble accessing files on those computers. What do I need to do to fix this???

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Three Computers on a home network.
Desktop in Office (Windows 7) . Wife's Laptop (Windows 7). My laptop ( Vista unfortunately). Norton Security Suite and all three. I have a network setup and a Homegroup established.

Everything was setup and working so that I could share files between all three. My wife was able to open a desktop file make changes and save it back to the desktop computer.

All of that changed. Now we get a message when trying to save the file. "You do not have permission to save in this location. Contact the administrator to obtain permission".

I have given the entire "MY Documents" sharing permission to everyone.

I have checked everything. I have looked over all kinds of forums and nothing has worked.

I am to the point of doing a complete reinstall of Windows 7 on my Desktop. I have spent tens of hours on this.

Any ideas?

A:Networked Computers - can't save files on networked Computers

Disable Norton on the Desktop, see if that fixes it. If not try disabling it on the other computers.

Do this only for testing. Re-enable when done. If it fixes the problem then you need to look at Norton to see how to allow access from the other computers.

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What the network consists of:

1 host computer running windows xp
1 laptop running windows xp
1 hub

The problem:

I am able to share files between the computers and access webpages perfectly fine on the host computer. On the networked laptop I am able to share files and visit certain websites such as hotmail, download.com, msn.ca, etc. I am not able to visit websites such as candystand.com, yahoo.com, etc. Is there a way that I can fix this problem?? Please help

A:problem accessing certain webpages from networked computer

Do you have the latest updates and service packs for IE6 on your laptop as well as your desktop? Run Windows update to be sure.

Please go to http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/, and download 'Hijack This!'.
Unzip, doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Scan".

When the scan is finished, the "Scan" button will change into a "Save Log" button.
Press that, save the log as a .txt file, and copy and paste its contents into your next post.

Most of what it lists will be harmless, so do not fix anything yet. I don't know how to read it p) but others here do and may find something that could be causing this.

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Hello everyone,

I have a 2 tb external hdd made by Fantom connected by usb to a windows 7 machine. The windows 7 machine and a windows xp machine are both hardwired to a wireless router. I had everything configured correctly so both machines could access this hdd with no issues what so ever. Something changed somewhere because now the windows xp machine still has this drive mapped, i can still access the drive and see all the folders, and i can still open several of the folders and access the contents, but for some reason, some of the folders will no longer let me access them. The message i get is "\\Keith-pc\fantom\sandra 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." I dont know what changed and why only some of the folders do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Solved: problems accessing all files on networked external hdd

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I have successfully networked two computers and have Internet access on both. How do I enable file and program sharing as well? One is XP and the other is Win 98. Thanks for any/all help.

A:Solved: Networked two computers--what now?


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I have a laptop and a desktop which are directly connected with a cat-5 cable.the laptop IP is and the desktop IP is so far the laptop can ping with the desktop, but not the other way around . i need help finding the program\firewall or other reason it doesn't work. help would be GREATLY welcome. thanks!

A:Solved: I can't get both computers networked

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My husband and I have been using file sharing on Windows XP Home for some time now with no problems. Today I decided I wanted to share my Microsoft Money 99 folder with him. Got it set up and checked it on my computer. No problem. Went to his computer and clicked on the folder and got the following message: "The application has failed to start because mnyob99.dll was not found". I checked and that file is in the MSMoney System folder. This really has me puzzled. Anyone know what's going on?

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OK here goes. I can only hope this makes sense. I started work for this small company a few weeks ago and they have multiple PC problems. The PC's are sorta networked together. They can all use the same printer and DSL connection, but that is about it. As far as the internet connection goes, there is a great deal of trouble accessing email through outlook express (by the way all are Win XP). The same computer can pretty much always access Outlook, the others are rather chancey. To make things even more confusing no one id really sure which computer they are all networked through. Any ideas????????????

A:Problem with checking email on 2 of 3 networked Computers

I suggest you start by finding out how the network is connected. It's shooting in the dark to debug when we have no idea what equipment you have or how it's configured.

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The Problem: I have a one-way problem on a home network where one desktop (A) easily shares files from its C-drive through the router with the other desktop (B), but not vice versa. In other words, it is easy to access and transfer files from desktop A to B, but not from B to A.
Other facts:
1. Desktops A and B have identical and up-to-date operating systems: Windows 7 64-bit Professional
2. The networking settings for A and B appear to be identical, and both show one another’s hard-drives in the “Computer” display, along with other devices on the home network. Care has been taken under Network Location when mapping each desktop’s hard drive by the other that drive names are unique.
3. Both A and B appear on the home network map, along with all other networked devices. All appears normal.
4. I have applied the network troubleshooters regarding connections to other computers, and it cannot see a problem. I have not been able to find any others in the community with the problem.
What could be the cause of this disparity?
AC Falk

Stans, Switzerland

A:One-way file sharing problem between two networked computers

Sharing drives require some changes to NTFS permissions in order for it to be shared properly.

This link should help you with how to share your HDD - HDD sharing

Sharing your C: drive can have major security implications and should only be done if you trust the network and you should not connect the machine to a public network since the share may still be applied
Also, I have requested for your email address to be removed to prevent spam in your inbox

Hope This Helps,

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Hi--i have a high speed internet service thru a local cable provider, we have 3 computers networked together, on one of them i cannot access the internet at all, on the other 2 i can? the problem computer is running on windows 98, and i have to assume that this is a ethernet problem? I am using a router as well for all three computers, it's a LINKSYS cable/dsl router---?
Can anyone help? also---when i usually turn on my computer, the microsoft network box usually comes up and i have to click ok and windows proceeds to load, but when i turn on my computer, that network box doesnt even come up anymore--it just loads directly to the windows desktop? I also looked under my system properties and went into device manager and i noticed that there is a yellow ? mark on other devices, and when i click on the + sign to drop down the other devices, it shows PCI ethernet controller, saying the driver needs to be re-installed, which i cant because when i try to, it says, windows was unable to locate drivers? any suggestions?

A:Solved: no internet-on one of my networked computers

You need to find the driver that matches the NIC in the machine and install it, that's the first step to getting back onto the network. The reason you don't see the Microsoft Networking logon anymore is because without the NIC you don't have a network!

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Can anyone tell me if I can use Firefox on one computer and IE on the other, if they are networked? Both computers have XP. One is a desktop and the other is a laptop.

Thanks in advance for any help!!

A:Solved: Different browsers on networked computers?

yep no problem
I used to have IE and firefox on the same PC
i would always make sure you have IE on the pC as some websites do not work without IE
so install firefox and enjoy.

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Just visiting my mom for a week and can't manage to get her to machines to talk to each other.

They are both using Windows ME, both have the same workgroup name (identical in capital letters too), each has its own computer name, each has a shared folder (I made it the hard drive C to simplify things), in the "Configuration" tab of "My Network Places" each has "File and printer sharing for Microsoft Networks" installed, each has "Client for Microsoft Networks" as the "Primary Network Logon, each has "I want to be able to give others access to my files" and "I want to be able to allow others to print to my printers" in the "File and Print Sharing" tab, and each has "Share-level access control" checked in "Access Control".

The computer in the bedroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (bedroom), while the computer in the livingroom recognizes the workgroup but only sees itself (livingroom).

What am I missing here?

A:Solved: Can't get 2 computers networked, what am I doing wrong?

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We have a domain running Server 2008 with about 35 workstations. Almost all run XP OS with a couple of Vista systems. The Vista systems have mapped drives to some shares on the server which work fine.

But now when I right click on explore and expand Network I no longer see my domain server. The only thing I see is the local computer name. Discovery is turned on and windows firewall is off. We run Sonicwall Enforced Client. This issue just came out of the blue. Any thoughts as to why this is happening?


A:[SOLVED] Vista networked computers discovery not working

Can you go to Start/Search (or Windows key +R) and type the computer name (ex) \\[computername] do the shared files come up on that computer come up?

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I have a desktop computer and a laptop computer that are networked together.

I run Microsoft Outlook 2003 on both computers, and I would like to share the data between the two.

For example, is it possible to automatically have Microsoft Outlook 2003 synchronise elements such as the address book and e-mail messages? I am looking at a way to avoid having to manually update new contacts, etcetera, on both machines.

More specifically...how can I have the "Data File" (".PST") automatically updated between the two machines?

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Sharing Data Between Networked Computers With Microsoft Outlook 2003

Still no ideas on this one?

Any help would be appreciated.

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I've added a new laptop to my home network (now 3 computers, all of them with win 7 ultimate 64) . I didn't use home group because i don't like it, so i configured everything manually and everything worked great, file sharing. printer sharing, everything.
And then I added a password to my user on the new laptop to protect it and the sharing between the laptop and the two other computers stopped working. when i try to access the laptop from another computer it reports i have no access, and when i try to access one of the computers from the laptop it asks for a user name and password.
i uninstalled firewall - didn't help. reinstalled. i removed the password - problem solved. added password again - problem returns.
all users on all computers are administrators.

maybe something about group policy...
anyone have an idea ?

A:Problem accessing computers in workgroup

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Does every PC on the network have the same username? I'm guessing that you dont have a password on the other PC's which have the shares on?

If so, add the same password to the other PCs and this should work again. When your computer attempts to access a share it will use the current username and password of the PC that you are logged on to as the default authentication credentials. So when you access a share it uses these credentials.

Another alternative is to make sure that the everyone group has full permissions on the shared folders on the other PCs. This needs to be done in both the Security tab and the Permissions tab within advanced sharing.

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I have a PPTP VPN setup through Windows XP's built in client. When I'm connected to the VPN, I am unable to access some computers by name, however, I'm able to access some by name perfectly fine. This problem seems to strike randomly, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. This has not affected domain logons, so that's good. Right now, it's little more than a nusience, but, it's something I'd like to fix.

Here's an ipconfig with irrelevant adapters removed
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Austin>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : eee1000h
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter Verizon BroadbandAccess:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-53-45-00-00-00
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : WAN (PPP/SLIP) Interface
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A:Solved: Accessing computers by name through PPTP VPN

I've made some DNS changes, so now FQDNs work, but just using the name is still a little iffy. I think I just need to wait for all the changes to propagate through.

Does anyone see anything wrong in the configuration?

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How can i get my info off the dead computers hardrive? My lasts post were for PSU that died , i tried a new one still no luck , im sure its the motherboard so im dumping the comp (not wasting more $$ for a cheap comp) and want my stuff from hardrive . How do i go about it ? Im running Vista Pro , old comp had XP .

A:Solved: Accessing dead computers hardrive?

If you install the old hard drive in your new computer you will probably have to take ownership of the files - you can read here for more info


You could also try this link which might be easier


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I have a small business.. 3 employees only.. some e-mails go to certain e-mail addresses and some go to others.. is there a software.. or a way to be able to check these e-mails from the same computer? for instance.. i have a fax to email service.. the confirmations go directly to an email address.. so if i was on one computer.. and another and another, is there a software/setup that i can see them from any computer?

Note: i am currently in the process of updating my server.. so with it will come new server OS

A:Solved: Accessing Emails from Different Computers Within a Network

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Can't figure out why I can print to printer from my upstairs laptop, but not from my downstairs PC, when both computers and the printer are on the same wireless network (same SSID, same security) consisting of wireless router downstairs (channel 6), hard wired to Access Point upstairs (channel 1).

Downstairs Set Up (Belkin F9K1002)
- DCHP on 192,.168.2.11 to
- Gateway

Upstairs Set Up (D-Link DIR 505 in AP mode)
- DCHP off
- static LAN IP
- Gateway

Printer (Samsung SCX-4623FW)
- static IP
- gateway

When the printer connects through the strong signal of the DLink upstairs, I can print from the upstairs PC which is also connected via the DLink, but not from the downstairs laptop. When I turn off the DLink, and upstairs printer, laptop and downstairs PC all connect thru the Belkin, albeit with a weak and intermittent signal, I can print from both laptop and PC

So it seems that the downstairs laptop connecting through the Belkin downstairs can't see the printer upstairs when IT is connected through the DLink upstairs.

Probably a pilot error as I'm a networking novice. Anyone see my mistake?

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I have 2 computers, using XP 32 bit, networked directly connected(CAT5 cable to USB adapter to USB port), driver installed for adapter. I can access the files/printer just fine when both computers are on, When one is off, either one, I can not access. Is there anyway to access files and printers sharing while it is turned off? If so, how secure will it be?

A:Accessing a networked computer when it is turned off.

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I have a 300 mhz p2 running windows 98. How do i set up a dvd-rom to play with software from another computer that is networked to it. I am able to print and access files from the other computer. When I launch the dvd player software on my computer -I get a message that the dvd on the other computer does not exist. Does anyone have experience getting a dvd to play with software loaded on a networked computer. I need step by step instructions or clues about how to set it up. Thankyou for any help!

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I connected two computers using a switch. I can access the 2nd computer by typing \\ipaddress. I login as the primary user (admin access) of the other machine and the root folder is users. I can drill down and view all files. Problem is that I wish to be able to navigate to D drive of that machine but I can't because highest folder level is users ?

A:Accessing 2nd hard drive of networked computer

Quote: Originally Posted by jmsnyc

I connected two computers using a switch. I can access the 2nd computer by typing \\ipaddress. I login as the primary user (admin access) of the other machine and the root folder is users. I can drill down and view all files. Problem is that I wish to be able to navigate to D drive of that machine but I can't because highest folder level is users ?

To access the root of the drive you would need to go into D: >properties> Security tab> Edit button > Add check marks for the required permissions for the Authenticated User, Apply, OK etc.

You would also need to allow for sharing of the D drive through the Sharing tab> Advanced Sharing button, click the box to share the drive then hit the Permissions button, add check marks to the Everyone share, hit apply etc.

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When i try to access any files over my network but only when i try to access files from my base unit(wired) either from my dell laptop(wireless) or ps3(wired). The base unit just reboots with no warning just the monitor goes black and the machine automatically reboots.
I'm using a buffalo wbr g54 router the base unit is a abit ul8 motherboard with an athlon64 with 1gb memory running xp home, I was using norton anti-virus/internet security on the base unit but have un-installed to see if this made a difference but not as yet. Ive updated motherboard firmware but still the same. I have no conflicts in device manager and the psu is an decent unit
Any advice would go a long way to helping me sort this out.
Thanks in advance

A:Instant Reboot when accessing networked files

I would start with the NIC - if this is an on board NIC fit a new one into a PCI slot and try again.
If you are running with fixed IP addresses I have seen this before - just check that there are no duplicated preset IP addresses as well.

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This is for a friend of mine. She would like to know if her son can see the sites thatshe has been to or any of the history on their networked computers. She has told me that he is able to "send" things to her computer and is also able to put icons on her coputer from his.

Thanks in advance.


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I have three computers, all running windowsXP, and a wireless d-link router.
My computer is directly connected to the router, my two daughters computers are connected via wireless d-link router cards. We have no problem connecting to the internet on any of the three computers.

I never really cared before about being able to share the computers or printers, but I recently installed Spector Pro on both of my daughters computers to monitor their activity and installed the Spector Viewer on mine. I would obviously like to use my computer to view the Spector reports on the kids computers rather than having to run up to their computers to see the reports.

I ran the networking wizard, and both of the kids computers see each other but not mine, and when I go to My Network Places on MY computer, I seem to be out of the loop. I was also able to share one daughters printer with the other daughters computer.

The network is definately named the same on all three computers.

I am not sure what else I need to do to get mine tied in with theirs.

Any suggestions, or any other information I should provide you?
Thanks for your help!!! This forum is fantastic

A:three computers networked

From the daughters computer can you ping your own computer? If not then check your Windows Firewall settings if your running SP2. If its enabled disable it and then try and ping.

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Hi All, looking for ideas here.
Work computers, all Dell, approx. 22 units running xp on the network. All computers share internet connection, but some are rarely used for that. Those particular pc's access no problem. Computers that are routinely used to access internet now having issues from certain sites not loading to all sites loading slow.
Have verified that all settings on trouble computers are identical to working units. Have run spybot, ad-aware, and advanced windows cleaner on all units. Still cannot make access easy.
Not sure if there is spyware that I can't track that is doing this or what.
Have tried installing firefox for access instead of IE7, and that helps a little but not much.

Running out of ideas here.
Any help would be appreciated.


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Hi there, was wondering if maybe a fresh brain might help on this. I have a laptop and desktop and simply want to network them together via a BT HomeHub, to share files. I had both of them connected fine a few weeks ago but my Vista install went bust after installing a beta driver so I had to reinstall. Now, here's the details of the problem:

- The desktop is Windows XP and the laptop is Vista Ultimate.
- The desktop is wired into the HomeHub, the laptop is wireless.
- Both running Norton Internet Security 2007
- I have NIS2007 on both of them set to trust the network and to trust each computer individually also.
- Windows firewall is turned off on both machines.
- Both machines are in the MSHOME workgroup.
- Have Network discovery and File & Printer sharing turned on in the Vista Network Manager thing.
- I can ping between both machines fine using their name and IP address.

When I go into "View devices" on the laptop, I can see the laptop and another one called "Thomson" which is the Homehub itself but not my desktop. However, when I go to run and type \\desktop\ I do get a folder up but it contains only "Printers" and none of the other shared folders. If I try to access \\desktop\share then I just get a message saying it couldn't be reached. On the desktop if I try to get to \\laptop\ I get nowhere!

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A:Can't get two computers networked!!

is it xp pro or home?

xp pro or home my friend

if its xp home you will need to make the user account and passwrd the same on each machine

if thats not the case id say norton is playing games with you. try uninstalling the norton and see if that helps

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For some reason, I cannot see my networked computers on the network after the Windows 10 anniversary update. I have 4 windows 10 Pro computers on my home network, all was working before the update. Home group network appears to be working. Network Discovery is enabled. Thanks

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In Windows Explorer I can see all the computers on the network and have read/write privileges. When I'm sending an email and try to attach a file, the networked computers do not show up so I cannot attach the file. I must save the file to my computer in order to attach it in an email. I have Windows 7 and am using Outlook 2010.

A:Seeing networked computers

Map a drive to one of the other computers, and you should be able to see it when attaching a file.

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I have one computer running xp and one running me. They are sharing disk info and communicating fine, yet I can't figure out why I can't get a Internet connection on the secondary computer (me). The me computer has no modem. And AOL said to simply download the Aol software to the me computer. Well it's still a no go. All the firewalls have been removed and still nothing. HELP!!
I can't think of any thing else.

A:Can you use AOL on networked computers?

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I have two computers running off one cable modem. They both have network cards, and the modem is hooked to a hub and the internet on each runs fine. They both have separate IP addrs. also.
The question I have is why is it that the second computer seems to get booted from aol more than usual (unless it is usual to get booted from aol alot) And sometimes then it won't re-connect as if it is very busy on aol or internet explorer for that matter. The weird thing is that with the 1st computer, I hardly ever get booted from aol or have slow load times. The 1st pc is only a 350mhz and the second is a 500mhz both with 128mb memory and a 10/100 card installed. Both are running win98se ; Thanks.

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Here goes a really dumb question but am doing it anyway. If I network 2 pc's wirelessly, if one goes down as in CRASH, does that affect the other one? Will the other one still run and beyond that, will it be able to connect to internet. thanks very much.
Win xp sp2 - HP 1630n

A:2 computers networked

One computer will not affect the other. If one goes down and you have shared files on it, of course, then, the working one won't have access to those shared files. Other than that, the working one should still be able to connect to the internet.

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I have a strange network problem-3 computers on a network, 2 wired, 1 wireless. Let's identify as follows: #1 are wired, #3 is wireless. I am using a Linksys WRT310N router and Linksys EG1032 Gigabit Adapters running XP SP2 on all machines. #1 & #2 can not transfer data between each other but they are on the network and are identified. I can ping each one successfully. #3 can transfer data with the other two, no problem. I have checked everything I can think of on 1 and 2 but I can not find anything wrong. I do have internet connections on all machines working. Something hidden on these machines is not set right. How can I troubleshoot this problem beyond what is normal-names, domains, file sharing, etc, etc. Can I start over some way be deleting some system files-something is corrupt somewhere. Perhaps there is some software that might help me find the problem. I am in some serious need of some help. I have about 8 hours in the problem at this point.

I do not think it is the WRT310N because I had everything working yesterday using DLink Gigabit adapters. They dropped out all the time so I had to switch them to Linksys and that is when my trouble started. The WRT310N worked fine yesterday. I have taken down all firewalls and this is not the problem.


A:networked computers can't see each other

I got it. Writing the message made me stand back and think about what was wrong-obviously something was wrong with the Linksys Gigabit adapters-that is what was common to the two computers that would not move data between each other and they were a new piece of hardware added today. When I installed the cards, I changed Jumbo Frame from disable to 7 kb MTN thinking the speed would be better. Once I changed this setting back to disable I can mother data between all computers now.


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Hi, im trying to network 3 computers, one is xp home and the other 2 are xp professional. the xp home computer and one of the xp pro computers can see eachother but the other xp pro computer cannot see them and vice versa. also, that xp computer cannot ping itself and it can access the internet. i have tried enabling netbios and reconfiguring my router, and the NIC is good becuase i just bought it and ive tried a differnt NIC and it still did the same thing, someone help!

A:Cannot See Networked Computers

they are also on the SAME workgroup and their names ARE different from eachother

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Small company has 3 computers networked. When someone on the #1 computer is typing the person on the #2 computer can't type. They are all newer Gateway computers running XP. #3 computer is used by the boss and mostly after everyone else has gone home so as far as I know there isn't a problem with that one.
A clue where to start looking to fix this problem?
Thanks so much

A:Networked computers

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Sometime in the last several months, my kids have complained that when one of them starts AIM when it is running on another computer on the network, they get kicked off.

I am using a DLink DI-704 router with four computers connected to it. Does anyone know if AIM only allows one person to log in per IP address? This is definately something that has changed recently, since there hasnt been all this yelling and screaming between sisters (regarding AIM anyway) before the last few months.

A:AIM on two networked computers

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I don't know why I have trouble with this, I'm pretty tech savvy but for some reason I cannot get my XP system and Win98 to recognize eachother on my network. The network is working because they both share a router and both can access the web fine but for some reason I cannot set it up to swap files between the two systems.
Does anyone know of a good website with a tutorial that might help. I've tried many, many times and it just isn't happening (I even resorted to following the instructions which came with the router).


A:cant see my networked computers

Assuming you can ping each other by IP by not the hoostname. it could be the name resolution issue. You may try to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.

MS provides many options for NetBIOS name resolution such as local cache ... NetBIOS and WINS name resolution is required only on mixed-mode (Windows 95, ...

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2 computers; 1 recently upgraded from W7 Pro, 64-Bit to W10. The other computer is still running
W7 Pro, 64-Bit. I had been able to access shared folders and files without entering a username/PW between the 2 PC's. Now, when I try to access a shared folder/file on the W10 PC, the W7 PC is prompting me for network name and PW. I don't want to have a PW on my W10 PC. Is there any way around this?

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We have a Dell desktop with Vista and an internal modem on MSN dial-up, yes it's slow. My wife has just purchase a Toshiba netbook with Windows 7 for use at work and meetings. She plans to occasionally use it at home. We will NOT be networking the computers or using the internet simulataneously. What would be the best method and how to connect? Wireless or hard wire is okay. How do I set-up the netbook for MSN? Can I use the same disc I used on the desktop or would it be one application only? Thanks for any info, just wanted good advice ahead of experimentation.

A:Two computers, one dial-up ISP, non-networked

If the Toshiba has an internal modem, I'd just configure it for your dial-up ISP.

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I have a new second p/c that I just hooked up. Both of them are running w2k & are connected to a D-link router. I can get to the internet from both computers and both units are in the router log. My problem is that they don't communicate with each other. I would like to use the newer larger unit as as server or main storage unit but I cant get them to see the other. I have them set up to automatically detect settings. 1 IP address is and the other is Please help

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

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I have two networked computers (they are also Homegrouped). When printing from my desktop, there is no problem (the printer is connected to the desktop, it is not directly connected to the laptop). However, I don't know how to print from the laptop.

A:@ computers networked, can't print from one of them???

Hi flycaster. This is easily fixed, but need a couple of answers first:

Presumably, as they are homegrouped both machines are running 7?
Can you share files and folders between them?
What is the printers make and model?
Under "OS" in your system specs you list Windows 7 HP 64 bit twice, I assume this means both machines are 64 bit?
Lastly, from the desktop, please open command prompt and type
ipconfig /all
and post back the results.

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Hi guys, I'm really hoping someone can help.

I have a network in place with STUDY-PC, LOUNGE-PC and LAPTOP and SYNOLOGYHUB (NAS)

Both the lounge and study PCs can see all the above in Start->Network. However, the laptop can only see itself. Even though the other computers can see the laptop, the laptop cannot see anything.

Actually, that's not quite right, the laptop can see the study as a media device, but not as a network place.

This is the case if the laptop is wired or wireless.

They're all on the same workgroup. They're all Win7 64 bit.

Please, can anyone shed any light on why the laptop is blind?

Thanks ever so much :-)


A:Laptop won't see networked computers

You should make sure the laptop isn't labeled as a Public network location. If it is then you will want to change it to a Home or Work network, what ever the other machines are.

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We have a VPN on a Cisco RV320. We also have a WINs server set up. When I access the VPN from my windows 7 laptop I can ping our server by name and IP address. But I am not able to view any devices apart from my own on the Network Places window. When I
am inside the network I am seeing all of the computers just fine. When my boss accesses the VPN from his windows 10 laptop he cannot ping our server by name but he can ping it by IP address.

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I'm rebuilding my home network and I'm having a few issues.

First, My Laptop A can connect to my PC via the network and open all folders except one. It says "You do not have the permission to access this file"

Second, My PC can't access Laptop A at all. Error code 0x80070035 network path not found.

Third, Laptop B cannot Access the PC at all. Same error code as problem #2.

Finally, I connected a external hdd onto the router but no cpu seems to find it.

I know it's a lot of problems, but the network used to work in the past and it started doing all of this when I deleted some common picture files from the network, I tried putting them back on, but it doesn't change anything.

My end goal is to get a functionning network and put password restrictions on all files.

Thank you for your time.

A:Can't access networked computers

What operating system are you running? XP? Win7? You might want to make sure they are all on the same workgroup. The instructions are kinda different depending on the O/S.

Just click the start button and type in change workgroup, and follow the directions.

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I posted this in the wrong forum. Sorry
Here was the answer from the firstmail.
Attached are the IPCONFIG /ALL files
Thank You
Nov 2003

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(02-08-2004 06:04 PM) report / quote / edit (#2)

From computer #1 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //the#1ComputerName

From computer #2 do the following:

go to start run and type //
go to start run and type //The#2ComputerName

then try to ping both ips

Please results and ipconfig/all

NOTE: for future reference, This should have been posted in the networking forum.

A:Networked Computers Cant Talk

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I have 2 computers (both running WinXP SP2) setup in a wireless network (dlink adsl modem/router). The main computer is connected to the router by cable and the other computer connected via wireless NIC.
Both computers can access the internet, and I can ping each computer from the other but I cannot connect them to share files, etc.
I have worked through several tutorials and all the settings seem to be right, however when I try to view each computer within View Workgoup Computers, I cannot access them.
On the main computer, both are listed in the workgroup, however when I click on the icon I get an error message saying that the network path was not found.
ON the second computer, when I try to View Workgroup Computers I just get an error message saying that Workgroup is not accessible.
Any suggestions?

A:Can't Access Networked Computers

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