Can’t see other PC on Network

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dave4scuba

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Can’t see other PC on Network

I have a small 2 PC workgroup running XP Professional (SP2) on Sony VAIO laptops and connecting via a Netgear WPN 824 wireless router.
Both PC’s can connect to the internet and print via a Netgear WGPS 606 wireless print server. Windows Firewall is disabled. I have Norton Internet Security 2005 installed and running. . I have allowed in Personal Firewall the range 192.168.1.1/105 in both PC’s.

On PC1 in Network Places I can see PC1 and PC2 document folders. On PC1 under Microsoft Windows Network I can see the Workgroup Name and both PC’s. I can access both document folders from here as well.

On PC2 in Network Places I can only see PC2 document folders. However,
under Microsoft Windows Network I can see the Workgroup Name and both PC’s. I can access PC2 document folder but when I try to Access PC1 I get an input box – Connect to PC2 with PC2 User name and a password requirement. I do not believe I have set a password for the Workgroup. If I enter without a password then I get an error message saying that “PC1 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the request logon type at this computer”.

Both PC’s are using Advanced File Sharing. Both have Everyone User with Full Control. The Users have been made Owners of the respective PC Objects.

I have tried the following diagnostic solutions on both PC’s:
• I can Ping successfully from each PC using both their Name and IP address.
• Using Help & Support-Fixing Network problems gives All Clear
• Shared Folders Snap In show PC’s have shared folders
• Services Snap In are Automatic and Started
• TCP/IP filtering is not enabled
• Guest Account is On and Active for Network Connections
• I have changed the Workgroup Name and back but it made no difference.

I guess there is a setting there somewhere that is preventing PC2 accessing PC1 but I am at a loss at to what.
Can anyone help me?
Thanks,
Dave4scuba.
 

TerryNet

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Welcome to the forum and thank you for posting the complete error message. That will probably save a lot of time.

From a JohnWill post:

Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer

If you see this message the following should be done on the computer containing the shared files:

Download the following and install it

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=4544

after installation is complete, click on: Start, All Programs, Windows Resource Kit Tools, Command Shell

Then enter the following commands. (Attention: they are case sensitive.)

net user guest /active:yes
ntrights +r SeNetworkLogonRight -u Guest
ntrights -r SeDenyNetworkLogonRight -u Guest

The first command enables network access for Guest, the two subsequent ones change two different policies to allow network access for Guest.
 

dave4scuba

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Thanks but managed to crack it. I had just restored my system and hadn't yet set up my sign on password. All I had to do was that and when I accessed the other PC I just had to enter the password. Bingo, problem solved. Knew it had to be something so simple that I was overlooking it. Thanks to all that made posts. Dave
 

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You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)

 
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