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Hi all

I have recently gone from a satellite broadband connection which I had set up through a home network, to using a Sierra Wireless Aircard 753S on the Australian Telstra 3G network.

Under my previous set up (Satellite internet through a Netgear Wireless G router - WGR614) I have a desktop with Win 7 Pro and dual booting with Linux Mint 12, a Dell laptop with Win 7 , XBox 360, a Digital TV Tuner (DXTreme) and a Samsung LCD TV Series 6 with wifi connectivity all connected in a network. I also have an ASUS Transformer Prime TF201 that I would like to include in teh home network.

My question is:
Now I have internet through a hotspot Sierra wireless aircard (meaning the desktop and laptops connect direct to it) can I still have a home network running on all the equipment, not to access the interenet but for file sharing etc or is this something that could have conflicts etc and at the same time have internet access through teh aircard.

Since going to the aircard and no internet access on the network, the LAN is not longer working, so am wondering not only if there could be conflicts but also if I should reset up the network from scratch again.

I'm thinking along these lines because it appears I am unable to use the aircard with a router to have a network that way.

Look forward to your comments/suggestions

Yesterday, Microsoft started the announcements about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. The one thing that struck me was the fact that Windows 7 will only get some minor updates and bug fixes from the Service Pack. Even though Windows 7 is sweet and looks very good from the beginning, I think there still are a few rough edges in the OS to work on. I was really hoping that Microsoft did some work to add some more sweetness to Windows 7. But I'm afraid that we have to wait a little bit longer. Here is my shortlist of issues to be fixed or better said features to be finished and enhanced in an upcoming update of the OS.

1. Libraries

Libraries in Windows 7 are a wonderful thing as long as your data is on the local system or made available offline with the offline files option. The problem is that this is exactly where the story ends. Many people have been plagued with the dreadful "this location cannot be added because it is not indexed" message when they try to add a network shared folder to their libraries. The current solutions are: Make the added location available offlineIndex the data on the server (therefore it must be a Windows Service)Complete disable the search feature for all libraries in Group Policy and lose file search in the start menu at the same time.Use an unsupported method by fooling the OS into thinking the data is local while it isn't.
Why not have an option to disable the indexing requirement per library? This is much less intrusive than option C, that removes more functionality than any user would want. You can also read about this in my blog at

2. Libraries for system admins

Libraries are nice from the end-user perspective, but what happened to the administrator's perspective? Why can administrators still only redirect the My Document, My Pictures, My Music etc. folders and not configure the complete contents of the library. I would have loved to add the departmental share to the documents library for my users from a policy instead of fixing this by hand on each system. When I can configure libraries from Group Policy? Microsoft please also add the option to export and import library configurations as implemented in the Win7 Library Tool?

3. Search support for Distributed File System (Dfs)

Distributed File System was once one of Microsofts first attempts to virtualize the network. Nowadays it seems that Microsoft is moving away from this really useful feature that allows administrators to hide the name of the actual file server from a user by creating a Dfs share. Windows Search that is needed to add file locations to a library doesn't work when you connect the shared folder through Dfs. Users have to connect to the actual file server and now the advantage of Dfs is gone. Microsoft, please add Dfs support to Windows Search.

4. Multiple sound devices per source in Windows

I have been a Media Center fan for quite some time. And this one really bugs me. In Windows XP Media Center I was able to connect my TV to the stereo jack of my PC and my receiver to the SPDIF connector and then play my media to both outputs at the same time. I then got stereo from the TV and Dolby Surround or DTS from the receiver. Since Microsoft changed the sound driver model for Windows Vista, I now have to choose which output I like to use. Now my Media Center is playing through the receiver all the time, because switching requires me to use the mouse or walk through the Media Center wizard to reconfigure the output. Microsoft, please enable multiple sound devices for a single application in Windows 7? Especially for Media Center.

5. Why did my system wake from sleep?

Now that Windows finally has a decent sleep option, most of my systems are no longer switched off when I don't use them. The only problem is that these systems sometimes seem to wake up for no reason at all. I already found out that most of the time the cause of the awakening can be found in the event log. I also found out that PowerCfg.exe allows to configure what devices can wake a system from sleep. Why did I have to dig into a command line to list the devices that can wake up my systems and fix this? This should be part of the control panel applet that manages power features in Windows 7. Microsoft, please extend the Power Management GUI with an option to configure devices that can wake the system from sleep. This is just my little wish list for Windows 7, but I am sure there must be more. It truly bugs me that the current announcements for SP1 do not mention any significant enhancements to make Windows 7 even better than it already is. Or am I just impatient and did Microsoft wait with the announcements that really matter?


Hi All.

This is the issue i'm having with W7 as a server...
- connection to internet is fine for all clients
- pinging outside world also works great
- sharing is fine
- i can not ping server by it's external IP from a PC on local network behind this server. But users on internet can ping my server
- i also can not access my IIS with external IP/domain name in browser URL from PCs in local network. Outside users can access it.

What have i missed/screwed up here? Can't think of nothing at the moment. Clean install, even lowered firewalls to check if it was that. It wasn't.


Hi all, first post, and semi new to networking with Vista (first time is tonight, lol). I'll cut right to the question, and here's what I have

Vista home laptop, c$ shared
xp pro desktop, c$ shared
windows 98se desktop, c$ shared

I'm not sure if this will be enough information, but here we go

From Vista, I am able to access xp and 98
From XP, I am able to access vista and 98
From 98, I am able to access xp, but not vista

From the 98 machine:
When I right click MY COMPUTER and go to explore, then click on network connections where it lists the xp machine, and the vista machine, so I click on the + sign for the vista machine and it asks for log in, login name is filled out as the computer name for the vista machine, and then I go to enter password and it tells me that it is not correct

EERRRRTTT- as I walked into the other room to write down my steps to type above, I can no longer even see the laptop on the network neighborhood (above steps are just from memory)... hmm Either way, let me fire this off to you

from 98, start --> run -> COMPUTERNAMEc$


from 98, start --> run--> IP ADDRESS of vista machine

Asks for log in. The resource (except for when I try to browse by c$) says computernameipc$. Not sure what the "ip" is for in the beginning, but I'm assuming the password to be the same as what you use to log into the vista machine correct? If so, the same password I use does not work from the 98 machine. For simple testing, the password is only numbers.

Any ideas? I've been searching the web for a couple of hours and i've only come up with people who can connect from 98, however it takes 30-60secs for screen to load, and they say that files are corrupt or not-openable. Can someone tell me if there is a way for me to see vista files from 98se, or if I should just be happy with what I have set up?


Hi All,
I have a brand new Samsung NP550P5C and have never been able to connect it to my wired or wireless internet (Draytek Vigor 2710n). The network works fine with Apple macbook pro running OSX, IOS phones and iPads, Sonos system, smart TV etc. I have had the Samsung replaced and it is behaving the same way. I have uninstalled Norton (preinstalled) from the computer. The wireless internet is boosted over Apple airport express but I have tried connecting the samsung directly to the Draytek Vigor. I have updated the firmware in the router.
I have attached msinfo and ipconfig.
ping is good.
Any help much appreciated - I have hit a bit of a brick wall.
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Join Date Aug 2009 Age 59 Posts 756 Re: Brand New Computer not connecting to wired or wireless internet Hello parksyp, to Windows 7 Forums;

Go here; Support - Series 5 Notebooks NP550P5C | Samsung Laptops, click on Support to view all downloads.

Select the correct drivers for your laptops network drivers, should be 3 total;

1. LAN Driver
2. Qualcomm Atheros WLAN Driver
3. Wireless LAN Atheros Driver

Make sure you select the most current. Download and install. In your case, download from another device/PC and place the drivers on a flash drive or DVD to install from that.

Hope this helps and keep us posted

I have a Win 7 Pro 64 desktop and a Win 7 Home Premium laptop networked ( via workgroup not homegroup) I went to add a Vista laptop to workgroup and it asks for user name and password. Everything is set for no password, all folders, drives etc are set for sharing. At one point I was able to view the desktop drives etc but could not access them as I did not have permission. I went into security tab of drive and edited it to include "everyone" with full access and that seemed to work until I rebooted and now I am back to square one with only being able to see the destop computer under networks but I can't see or access any drives as it keeps asking for user name and password.

I never had issues like this before. I am stumped??

Can anyone anywhere help me?
This issue is on a lot of posts around the net, but no solutions.
I have a desktop computer and a laptop. I have joined them by a crossover
The desktop's ip is manually set:
The laptop's ip is manually set:
The desktop has a broadband internet connection.
After setting it all up, disabling any and all firewalls, and running the
'setup home or small office network... wizard,' the network nearly works. But
there is one small problem:
- The laptop and desktop access internet through desktop connection. No
concerns with ICS.
- The desktop can access the laptop's share files.
-----The laptop cannot access the desktop's shared files.
Whenever I open up "view workgroup computers" on the laptop, I can see both
the desktop and the laptop. IF I double click on the desktop computer (while
on the laptop) i get the error - " may not have permission to...ACCESS
IS DENIED." There are no firewall issue.
Turn on the guest account did not help. Any ideas?

I have a 3 computer network with my main desktop PC connected to a linksys
WRT54G wireless router. A wireless notebook and another wireless desktop.

All 3 computers are able to access the internet.

The 2 wireless PCs can see each other, share files and printers and access
the internet. The desktop that is wired to the router gives me an "access
denied work group not accessable" error. I have windows firewall turned off.
I've tried turning off and uninstalling norton personal firewall and still
cannot get it to work on my network.

This network worked fine prior to doing a clean install of XP Pro with SP 2.
I have tried running the network setup wizard.


I'm sure my situation is not at all unusual but I can't
seem to find anything online to help me sort it out, so
here goes...

I've got a notebook (running XP Pro + SP2) that's used at
work and home. It was set up at the office for a domain
(let's call it 'ABC'). Now I'm setting up a simple home
network -- ADSL router with WiFi for the notebook's Net
access plus LAN connection from router to an older mini-
tower (also running XP Pro + SP2) acting as a file server.

Both machines can access the Net and I've created a
workgroup-style network with the file server and shared
folders, but I can't get my notebook on this because it
says it's set up for a domain and can't be joined to
another network.

How do I go about getting my notebook to (wirelessly)
access shared folders on the file server if I can't access
the network? I don't want to have to log into the notebook
as a different user with a different non-domain profile
every time I get home. Is there any other way around this?


I am trying to connect my laptop to my home comuter. This connection once
worked fine sharing files and printers. The home computer had a problem and I
did a complete system restore back to factory specs. networked fine for 1
day. shut down over night and now I can no longer access the network. The
home computer will not let me access a network set up on it nor does it show
any of my shared files in my network places. The two computers do share an
internet connection just fine. I have pinged the laptop and everything is
working. I can see the home computer from my laptop but am unable to access
from there either. I need to share my files and printers and have tried
numerous fixes all to no avail.

My company's network uses Server 2003 and Active
Directory. I have two Win95 machines which currently each
have two NIC's. One is connected to the company LAN, the
other is connected to the other Win95 box and some data
acquisition equipment via ethernet. I need to get these
Win95 boxes off the company LAN, but maintain the ability
to transfer data from these machines over the company
LAN. I have set up an XP Pro machine with two NIC's, one
connected to the company LAN and the other to the data acq
ethernet along with the Win95 machines. I DO NOT want to
bridge these networks (I do not want the company LAN to
see the Win95 machines). When all three machines are
connected to the company LAN as well as the data acq
ethernet, they see each other just fine. When the Win95
machines are disconnected from the company LAN, they see
each other over the data acq net, but do not see the XP
box. The XP box, when connected to both the company LAN
and the data acq net, does not see the Win95 machines, but
when the XP's company LAN NIC is disabled, it will see the
Win95 boxes, but only after Network Neighborhood has
searched for a long, long time.

With all connections in place on all three boxes, the XP
box can ping the company LAN NIC's on the Win95 boxes, but
not the data acq net NIC's. The Win95 boxes can't ping
either of the XP's NIC's. When the XP's company LAN NIC
is disabled, it can ping the Win95 boxes' data acq net
NIC's, but not the company LAN NIC's. In this
configuration, the Win95 boxes can ping the XP's data acq
net NIC, but not the company LAN NIC. When the Win95
boxes are disconnected from the company LAN, they can ping
the XP's data acq NIC, but not it's company LAN NIC. All
the pinging was done with IP address. Pinging by name
worked only from the XP box. I have not tried completely
removing the company LAN NIC's from the Win95 machines.

Each NIC on each machine has its' own IP address. All
share the same subnet, subnet mask, and gateway. All are
part of the same domain, a resource domain under the
company's main domain. The XP box logs into the main
company domain, the Win95 boxes into the resource domain
(which of course will go away when they are taken off the
company LAN). The XP box has a folder with sharing and
security set for the user ID from the Win95 boxes. The
user ID from the Win95 boxes is allowed network connection
to the XP box in the XP's local security policy. The XP's
guest account is disabled, and the Win95 boxes couldn't
see the XP even with it's guest account enabled, or with a
local account matching the user ID on the Win95 boxes.
The setting of the XP's network security sharing and
security model makes no difference.

What I need here is for the Win95 machines to be able to
see and write to a shared folder on the XP machine over
the data acq ethernet, with no other network connection
present. That way I can pull the data off the XP machine
from any other computer on the company LAN, and the Win95
machines are not exposed. I have so far found nothing to
help in TechNet. I think this might be an authentication
issue between the Win95 boxes and the XP box. Any help
will be greatly appreciated.

I have 3 computers on a home network. One is using Windows XP, the other 2
Windows 98. All three are able to access the internet (DSL through router)
but I am unable to see the other computers or share files or printers. They
can ping each other but cannot see the computers through Network
Places/Network Neighborhood. On the XP machine I get the following message
when I click on the Workgroup (I'll call the workgroup Smith for these

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

It used to work fine. This is driving me crazy. Please help.

I have three computers A, B, C connected via a hub/switch.
All 3 Machines are running XP Home and set as a workgroup.
Computer A is connected to the Internet via a USB ADSL
Modem. therfore ICS is turned on.

All 3 computers can use the Internet fine.

Computer A can access B and C (fine)
Computer B can access A and C (fine)
Computer C can access A (slowly) and B (fine)

The proviso with B and C accessing A is that only
currently established shares will work.
because if view workgroup computers all 3 machines show
all 3 as machines on network
but if attempt to gointo

A from B or C get message

A is not accessible. You may not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions.

Access is denied.

if attempt to gointo

A from A or
B from A, B or C
C from A, B or C

then can view shares.
Therfore if create new shares on A neither B or C can see

Which machine should i be looking at as had been looking
at C before.
and why and what canbe done to fixit without doing a re-
install on A.

On Sun, 12 Sep 2004 00:41:38 +0300, "htw" *email_address_deleted* wrote:


First, please fix the caps lock problem. Typing in all capital letters is
considered rude and it's hard to read besides.

Now, if you truly have connectivity and all the protocols and services are
correct, check permissions.

On any XP Pro computer, check to see if Simple File Sharing (Control Panel -
Folder Options - View - Advanced settings) is enabled or disabled. With XP Pro,
you need to have SFS properly set on each computer.

With XP Pro, if SFS is disabled, check the Local Security Policy (Control Panel
- Administrative Tools). Under Local Policies - Security Options, look at
"Network access: Sharing and security model", and ensure it's set to "Classic -
local users authenticate as themselves".

With XP Pro, if you set the above Local Security Policy to "Guest only", enable
the Guest account, thru Local User Manager (Start - Run - "lusrmgr.msc"). If
"Classic", setup and use a common non-Guest account on all computers. Whichever
account is used, give it an identical, non-blank password on all computers.

For XP Home, OR for XP Pro with Simple File Sharing enabled, make sure that the
Guest account is enabled, on each computer. For XP Pro, enable Guest using
Local User Manager (Start - Run - "lusrmgr.msc"); for XP Home, use User Accounts
in Control Panel.

Do any of the computers have a software firewall (ICF / WF, or third party)? If
so, you need to configure them for file sharing, by opening ports TCP 139, 445
and UDP 137, 138, 445, and / or by identifying the other computers as present in
the Local (Trusted) zone. Firewall configurations are a very common cause of
(network) browser, and file sharing, problems.

Try the above suggestions; if you're still unsuccessful, post back with exact
symptoms and error messages.

Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.

I posted back on the 9th about not being able to access my win95 computer on
a network. This is the post:

In article ,
newbedoug wrote:
I have been trying to network a xp a 98 and a 95 machine on the same network
work. My first problem was the " The DHCP client was unable to obtain an IP
address from the DHCP server" error. I was trying to use DHCP. Then I tried
using IP address. I used thru 169 and the subnet of I can see and access the 98 and the xp system from each other.
However I can onle see the 95 machine but can not access it at all, and
sometimes I can not even see the 95 machine. I am new to networking and need
some help.

Those IP addresses should start with 192.168, not with 192.191.

The "DHCP client" error message occurs because:

1. The computers' network connections are configured to obtain an IP
address automatically, and:

2. There isn't a DHCP server on the network to assign an IP address.

Windows 98 and XP can deal with that situation, but Windows 95 can't.

On the 95 machine, go to Control Panel | Network and make these
settings for compatibility with 98 and XP:

1. Add these network components if they aren't already present:

TCP/IP protocol
Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks

2. Remove these network components if they're present:

IPX/SPX protocol
NetBEUI protocol
Client for NetWare networks

3. Set the workgroup name to the same name that XP uses (default is

Then, right-click and share the desired disks and folders on 95. They
should be accessible from 98 and XP.

If there are still problems, please post a reply in the news group
with full details. Describe exactly what you're trying to do, and
include the complete text of all error messages. I'm sure that
someone can help.
Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

Please post any reply as a follow-up message in the news group
for everyone to see. I'm sorry, but I don't answer questions
addressed directly to me in E-mail or news groups.

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program

__________________________________________________ ___________________

ok here we are again. Well I followed the above recomendatins about network
components and it did not help. My basic situation is this. 3 computers one
winxp home system one win98 system and one win95 machine. In network
neighberhood or my network places, I can see all three computers. On the
win95 computer I can only see the win95 computer. I can not access the win
95 machine at all. On the win xp computer I get this message: win95 is not
accessible. You might not have permission to use......The network path not
found(of course that it's
name). On the 98 machine I get this: the computer or share name could not
be found. What I don't understand is that I can see win95 as a computer from
the xp and the 98 machine. I do not see the others from win95.
please pardon the book that is the text of this post but if you read this
far maybe you can help

I have two XP pro networked computers, using a Linksys router as a hub with
ICS. The ICS is working fine. Computer A can access Computer B; Computer B
can see A un "workgroup computers, can ping it, can see it with net view, but
cannot access anything on it. I've tried simple file sharing on and off.
Computer Browser is started on both machines. What else to check?


I've installed SP2 on about 6 machines at work (total network is about 25
machines and several W2K servers). On machines that are printing to our
high-volume printers, the users are experiencing problems.

The problem manifests itself with an extreme slowdown of the printing.
Eventually the program doing the printing (Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0.2 -
current version, or Word 2K) will just stop and hang for a while, and the
machine becomes unresponsive. The programs will "white out" (showing no
details in their windows) for a while. Processor use appears to peak, but
it's difficult to run Taskmanager when this happens since the machine is very

I've found that rebooting the machine fixes the problem for a while - but as
they start printing more to the network printers - the problem starts

The one printer is a Canon ImageRUNNER5000 - (Copier/scanner/network
printer), the other is an HP 2300DTN (big network printer with Jet-Direct
built in).

The machines are connected via IP printing to the machine IP#

This was not a problem before SP2 was installed.

I do have File and Printer sharing turned on.

The machines are Compaqs with 2.1GHz Celeron processors, 500Mb RAM and
plenty of hard drive space left.

Ideas? Clues?


This may be more detail than your require, given certain purchases are
already made, however you should review this and ensure that all your
purchases were correct.

What should one do?
First, make sure everything you buy conforms to the dominant wireless
standard known as 802.11b, or Wi-Fi (short for wireless fidelity). That way
you can mix brands, operating systems, even network a Mac to a Windows PC and
everything should still work together.
There are two new, faster versions of Wi-Fi: 802.11a and 802.11g. "A" is for
business use; "g" is for the home. Both bump networking speeds up from 11
megabits per second to 54 mbps. But unless you're moving around big video
files or sharing other graphics-rich multimedia applications, "b" will be
more than sufficient. If you still want "g," wait until the standard has been
officially ratified this summer.
The heart of your network will be a wireless access point and the Internet
Access or preferably one device that does both called a router, acting as
Wireless Access Point and cable or DSL modem and Network Switch. The
two-in-one units, available from Linksys, D-Link, Netgear and others, start
at about $100; with a few Ethernet ports and USB port too, so you can connect
to PCs using a standard Ethernet cable or USB cable.
To establish a wireless connection between a desktop PC and the wireless
router, you need a USB or Ethernet Cable.
To connect a notebook PC, you'll need a wireless PC card. If new notebooks
have Wi-Fi capabilities built in. Notebooks with Intel's new Centrino chip,
for example, are Wi-Fi-enabled.
Note that 802.11g is backwards compatible with 802.11b — meaning a laptop
with a "g" card will talk to a "b" router, albeit at the slower speed — but
802.11a is not. If your office installs an 802.11a network, get a dual-band
wireless PC card for your laptop so that it can connect both at home and at
Make sure that the software that comes with your gear will walk you through
the installation. The steps will vary slightly, depending on each computer's
operating system. The older the OS, the trickier it can be; Windows XP is
designed to detect and configure a PC card to talk to an existing network.
Before you start, gather the following information:
• your broadband connection's IP address, e.g.,
• subnet mask, e.g.,
• default gateway e.g.,
• DNS IP addresses e.g.,
You can get these things from your Internet provider; your customer-service
rep will know what you're talking about (or you can find this using the
Properties tab, under Network Connections). Each is just a series of numbers
(e.g., that you'll be prompted to plug in during setup. (If your
provider supports a protocol called DHCP, your router should retrieve these
settings automatically when you plug it in.)
You may also be asked to choose an SSID (service set identifier) I recommend
that you do not accept the default setting as anyone nearby with a wireless
device can also use your internet access. Set your SSID to a meaningful name
use your Business Name. For work-group name use ‘Wireless’ and a wireless
channel select from 1 – 11, I recommend you use a higher channel as default
settings usually select the lower end. Keep these consistent for all of your
For additional security you can and should use Wired Equivalent Privacy
(WEP) algorithm: and set this at 64bit: you can then choose a combination of
10 hexadecimal characters [0-9 + A-F], again for this may I recommend you
select your mobile phone number as it is 10 characters long and not known to
all your neighbours.
Additionally you can set the Access Point to only allow access to specific
units, where you would enter their MAC address, again a series of Hex
numbers, usually found on the Wireless Card plugged into the Laptops or other
desktop PCs.

" wrote:

Can anyone offer a suggestion?

I want to use the XP Home machine in a home network w/ a laptop w/ XPH over
a wireless network. The wireless is ok - the laptop accesses the internet
over the router - can't get the desktop to configure - When I use the wizard
- I get this error:

Dialog box says:
szAppName : SPOOLSV.EXE szAppVer : 5.1.2600.0 szModName : ntdll.dll
szModVer : 5.1.2600.1217

Info box says:
C:DOCUME~1RICHAR~1LOCALS~1TempWERAF.tmp.dir00 spoolsv.exe.mdmp
C:DOCUME~1RICHAR~1LOCALS~1TempWERAF.tmp.dir00 appcompat.txt offset :


I'm having a very strange problem trying to browse from a XP Home system to a XP
Pro system in My Network Places on a peer to peer network.

XP Home system XPHOME

XP Pro system XPPRO, with simple file sharing enabled. The computer browser
service is running. The guest account is enabled. "Accounts: Limit local account
use of blank passwords to console logon only" is disabled in Local Security

Here's the problem:

When you go into My Network Places on XPHOME, you cannot browse to XPPRO.
When you double click on XPPRO in My Network Places, you get an error:

XPPRO is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
Access is denied.

Strangely enough, you CAN map a network drive to XPPRO using UNC (Universal
Naming Convention). I.E. going into Tools / Map network drive, and entering
XPPROsharename works with no problem at all. It's just browsing in My Network
Places that doesn't work.

Also, browsing for a shared printer in the Add Printers dialog works too. Weird.

And the reverse direction, browsing to XPHOME from XPPRO works just fine.

It's just trying to browse to XPPRO from XPHOME in My Network Places that
doesn't work.

I've gone down the checklist and I can't figure out what the problem is. Any
ideas / suggestions?



I'm having a very strange problem trying to browse from a XP Home system to a XP
Pro system in My Network Places on a peer to peer network.

XP Home system XPHOME

XP Pro system XPPRO, with simple file sharing enabled. The computer browser
service is running. The guest account is enabled. "Accounts: Limit local account
use of blank passwords to console logon only" is disabled in Local Security

ICF is off on both systems.

Here's the problem:

When you go into My Network Places on XPHOME, you cannot browse to XPPRO.
When you double click on XPPRO in My Network Places, you get an error:

XPPRO is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network
Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access
Access is denied.

Strangely enough, you CAN map a network drive to XPPRO using UNC (Universal
Naming Convention). I.E. going into Tools / Map network drive, and entering
XPPROsharename works with no problem at all. It's just browsing in My Network
Places that doesn't work.

Also, browsing for a shared printer in the Add Printers dialog works too. Weird.

And the reverse direction, browsing to XPHOME from XPPRO works just fine.

It's just trying to browse to XPPRO from XPHOME in My Network Places that
doesn't work.

I've gone down the checklist and I can't figure out what the problem is. Any
ideas / suggestions?


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