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Belkin Problems-file shareing

Discussion in 'Networking' started by kinglo0oza, Oct 5, 2004.

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  1. kinglo0oza

    kinglo0oza Thread Starter

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    I have set up a wireless network in my home. Everything seems to be connected ok, it sends and receives packages in the connection properties and I can access the internet from the connection on both computers but I cannot view the shared files on other stations in the network. File and printer sharing is enabled on both and the hard drive and shared folder file sharing are enabled on both. It is a wireless connection, a router connected by an intranet connection cable to the network card on one system and an internal wireless network card on the other. Both are fully compatible.
     
  2. 5mi11er

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    From your description so far, my first guess is that you're running XP, and haven't told XP's built in firewall to allow incoming connections for file/print sharing.

    If that's not it, the following things also need to be checked:

    Both computers must be part of the same workgroup or domain.

    The two machine need to have the same username/password to login to the boxes.

    They must be able to ping each other.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Although a lot of this is likely in place, the basics for troubleshooting are:

    1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

    2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

    3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

    4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

    5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

    6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

    7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

    8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

    9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

    10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

    There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting works fine so there is no need to change that either.
     
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