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Home network 2 pc and a router --- HELP PLEASE!!!

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Patrulheiro, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Patrulheiro

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    I just got 2 pcs connected to a router Speedtouch THOMSON ST585 that came with my Tiscali Broadband connection package. I can access Internet in both, no problem, but when I try to share files I can not. I use the windows network setup wizard to create a workgroup to share files and one printer, so far so good! When I go to "View workgroup computers" I can see both in there. OK. When I try to access the other computer it says
    " \\Pc2 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 got a shared folder on both already. I put a document on the shared folder to see if I can have access to it through the other PC. It didn't happen.

    Now, It's the first time that I’m doing a home network, I've never done it before, and I really want to learn how to do it.

    Can anyone help me? I look at the internet for all sort of tutorials and everything but really got fed up, no one could help me.


    Do you guys know any good site for info?? And can you help me in this particular case?

    Thanks.
     
  2. greenbrucelee
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    Try having both admin passwords the same, if they are different.
     
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    Sorry, by the way.. both PCs are running Windows XP, one with Home Edition and the other with XP Pro.

    Any relevant information just ask.

    Cheers.
     
  4. Sparky
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    Disable Windows firewall and simple file sharing. Then map a drive and see what happens. 8)
     
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    It is usualy the firewalls on the computers that stop this from working....

    Harry.
     
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    Make sure you have the same *user name* and *password* on both PCs. This helps simplify a lot of authentication issues.

    As has been mentioned, third party firewalls, do not get automatically configured for local file sharing, if you run the network setup wizard.
     
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    Hello greenbruce!!

    Both are the same and still not working!! Is that any setting on the router to make this happen?? WHAT AM I MISSING??

    oO
     
  8. greenbrucelee
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    What blue rinse added make sure the name and password are the same on each computer, and what the other guys said about the firewall.

    Now I have nevr done pro to home I thought you couldn't either way but the other posters would have mentioned that so I guess you can.

    Have you disabled simple file sharing?

    This all I have done on mine at home, I never did anything else.

    EDIT Once you map to the other PC it should work.
     
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    BLOODY FIREWALL!!!

    Why I didn't think about it???

    Thanks guys!!!

    I LOVE THIS FORUM!!!:iluvcf
     
  10. greenbrucelee
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    Its always something simple that doesn't immediately come to mind.
     
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    Now.. How could I configure this network to be trusted on the Zone Alarm Firewall??

    Thanks!!
     
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    Firewall - Main - Add IP address/range? (Does that work?)
     
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    Not sure if you can, but if there is a part on zone alarm where you accept files and send files from certain ip range or computer name then this would be the thing to use.

    I use comodo firewall and I had to manually configure took a long time but I got there in the end.
     
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    ok. I can add a trustet network by:

    Add a Host/Site (nope)
    IP Address
    IP Range
    Sub Net

    Now, how do I get the IP number from the machines?? I used the PC Wizard and found the IP number (If this is correct!!) and tried to add on the firewall the IP if the other CPU to be trusted, it seens not to work but I will restart my PC now to see if it makes any difference!! Do you think Im on the right path? when the firewall ask me to add a IP Range they need 2 IP address, which ones??

    Thanks!!
     
  15. Patrulheiro

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    ok guys!! I got it working fine so far!!!

    Many thanks again!!!

    u guys :rocks
     
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    start > run
    type in
    cmd

    black screen appears

    type in

    ipconfig /all

    this will give you your ip address of that computer and other usual information
     
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    cool the ip was probably both was it?
     
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    Ok.

    Now, I have the network working fine. I need to add a Laptop running Vista to my home network with 2 PCs running XP. Any Help?

    Thanks.
     
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    Same again mate, you may want to switch off Windows firewall though.
     
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    I havent used vista to that extent but I can't see it being any harder. You just to have to make sure they can all see each other and talk to each other.

    Remember about the firewalls and filesharing and admin accounts all being the same. Try that and see what happens.
     
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