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Cant access networked computer, not accepting username password

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by donaldcrowhurst, Jul 4, 2012.

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  1. donaldcrowhurst

    donaldcrowhurst Thread Starter

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    Hi, I really hope someone can help

    I have two computers both running Win 7, one in the bedroom and one in the living room and Id like to view files from the bedroom computer in the living room. They are connected via TPlink powerline adapters so a wired connection for both

    I can access the living room PC from the bedroom PC via control panel/Network no problem

    but when I try accessing the bedroom PC from the living room, I get the error message

    login failure: unknown username or bad password

    I have tried the following:

    -creating a new user account for the bedroom PC, and logging in using that account and password
    -changing the advanced sharing settings in network and sharing centre to match exactly

    Also, I can access when I Turn off password protected sharing but I am not sure of the security of having this setting off so I really want password protected sharing on

    Please help! very frustrated
     
  2. huggie54

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    hi,are the machines showing correct date and time?
     
  3. donaldcrowhurst

    donaldcrowhurst Thread Starter

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    yes they are
     
  4. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Are you user names and passwords the same on each computer?
     
  5. donaldcrowhurst

    donaldcrowhurst Thread Starter

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    Yes they are the same, although the bedroom one has two accounts (neither work)

    Im completely stumped
     
  6. DaveA

    DaveA David Trusted Advisor

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    Are they the same password on both machines and they are real passwords and NOT just the enter key?
     
  7. donaldcrowhurst

    donaldcrowhurst Thread Starter

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    yes, the same passwords
     
  8. donaldcrowhurst

    donaldcrowhurst Thread Starter

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    Ive found a workaround to be create a homegroup and share files through that. It seems to involve entering a password once, so not sure of security?
     
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