My OS is Win 7 Pro 32 bit with SP1, and I share folders with my friend Maria who has XP Home with SP3.
had a problem accessing the folders Maria shares with me. I ran network diagnostics on my Win 7 machine and was told "The
remote device or resource won't accept the connection.The device or resource (MARIA) is not set up to receive connections on
port "The file and printer sharing (SMB)""
I ran Network Diagnostics on Maria's machine and was told there was a
problem with my modem and/or router. I turned them off and then restarted them, and then,as per advice given in another
thread by swatbat2142, which made all the difference,I restarted both machines and the networking problem was solved.
However, I would still appreciate advice about the message I received when I ran network diagnostics on my Win 7 machine.
Apart from the above, I checked the settings for my router and found that in the Wireless settings 802.11g protection
is disabled, and UPnP and the router Firewall are also disabled. I would much appreciate advice on the pros and cons of
enabling these items.
Thanks and regards,Roy