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File sharing doesn't work.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by asweeba, Dec 24, 2009.

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  1. asweeba

    asweeba Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have two computers, one is wired to my wireless router, and the other one is wirelessly connected to the router. The wireless PC can access and see files from the wired one, but the wired one cant go further then seeing the wireless one. The wireless PC shows up in the workgroup, but you cannot go into it, access files, or even share printers. I am using windows xp. Please Help.

    Thanks.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Can you ping the wireless PC by computer name from the wired machine? This is most likely a firewall configuration issue, disable ALL firewalls on the wireless machine and see if that corrects it.
     
  3. Ent

    Ent Josiah Trusted Advisor

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    Are both computers running the same OS?
     
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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    That wouldn't have any effect on the issue.
     
  5. asweeba

    asweeba Thread Starter

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    yes, they are both windows xp pro
     
  6. asweeba

    asweeba Thread Starter

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    and ive tried disabling the firewalls and nothing changes either
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I'm guessing you still have a firewall component in the way or one that you have "disabled" is still blocking things. Failure to ping is almost always a firewall issue.


    Let's see this from each machine.


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

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL


    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    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.
     
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