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Can File Sharing woes be causing my ICS problems?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by 80Warrior, Mar 31, 2008.

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  1. 80Warrior

    80Warrior Thread Starter

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    Hello

    I have a XP laptop with a Sprint Air card I am trying to share across a Workgroup with two Vista Desktops. I've been reading about ICS trying to get it to work but I am beginning to think my problem might be somewhere else.

    All 3 computers can ping each other successfully.
    All computers and the media gateway are viewable on the network layout on each machine.
    My XP laptop can access all shared documents on the Vista machines.
    Neither Vista machine can access the shared docs folder on the XP machine. Access is denied.

    I've read and tried many things to resolve that issue but I really have no desire to access the shared docs on my laptop. My goal is the ICS. What I AM wondering is if this access error is also the reason my Vista machines are not able see the shared internet connection on my XP laptop.

    If someone could please answer that I'll adjust my research accordingly. Thanks!!
     
  2. JohnWill

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    For the XP machine and one of the Vista machines, please do this.

    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    IPCONFIG

    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING 216.109.112.135

    PING yahoo.com

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.




    Then for the same two machines, I'd like to see this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following two commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. 80Warrior

    80Warrior Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the quick reply. It will be tonight however until I get the requested info. Sorry.
     
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    "Neither Vista machine can access the shared docs folder on the XP machine. Access is denied"

    Sounds like you still have a software firewall engaged on the xp workstation. Disable it as a test. If vista can now access reenable and configure to trust the vista pcs.

    The xp firewall will deny your vista pcs network access if not properly configured.
     
  6. 80Warrior

    80Warrior Thread Starter

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    Hey all. Just wanted to apologize for not responding to any of your suggestions. The reason for the ICS is I am in between homes while I am waiting for mine to be built and didn't have high speed were I currently live. That's also why I didn't want to dump the money in the EVDO router. However I found the above linked router at a company discount so I am going that route. Thanks anyways!!

    Damian
     
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