File and Printer Sharing Problems

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LeftofCool

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I have a Linksys router and a Linksys wireless card that I use in my laptop. I share a broadband connection with my desktop as well as a printer and files. Recently, I noticed that I could not print from my laptop. I further investigated the issue and discovered that I could not access anything on my desktop. I have not changed any settings, as far as I know, and I can still use the broadband connection but cannot use the printer or access any shared files. When I use the net view command I get this error:

System error 6118 has occurred.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

LeftofCool

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My desktop has decided to recognize my laptop under the "View Workgroup" panel, but it still won't let me access it and tells me the network path was not found. I have since noticed that I cannot telnet from my laptop, all of my attempted connections are being terminated before they have even had a chance to connect. I am not sure if this is related or not. I can still surf the web, though. Thanks.

P.S. The middle link doesn't work.
 
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Did the firewall config on the desktop pc change, and is the desktop the gateway? Try a tracert from the desktop to the lappy and visa versa.

You may also wish to make sure ICS and file sharing are configured properly.

PS: You're right; sorry about line #2. Happy fingers ;)
 

LeftofCool

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I just found a TrueVector Component runnning on both sytems in Msconfig. I ended both and took them out of startup. Now, my laptop is recognizing the workgroup, however, when I got to the Add Printer Wizard it won't let me go past Mshome even though I can on my desktop. I have restarted both comps and restarted the router and broadband modem. I still can't see any of my shared files.
 

JohnWill

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TrueVector is part of ZoneAlarm. Clearly, ICS should not even be in this conversation since you have a broadband router.

Let's start at the basics:

- Can you ping each machine from the other machine?

- Do you have NETBIOS over TCP/IP enabled on both machines?

- Do you have File and Print sharing installed?

- Did you actually share a resource, like the printer you're trying to configure?

- Did you consider adding the NETBEUI protocol on both machines if all else fails?
 

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Never heard a word, either he got it running or gave up. :)
 
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