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folder sharing over network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by The Prisoner, Mar 12, 2007.

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  1. The Prisoner

    The Prisoner Thread Starter

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    hello

    i am trying to setup a home network : 1 desktop connected with ethernet cable to router/modem, and one laptop connected via wifi to same router/modem
    both computers have access to the internet, and I have setup a shared folder on both computers.
    the desktop pc can browse the laptop's shared folder, but the laptop can only see the desktop but gets denied access. I tried disabling both firewalls but it didn't fix the problem.

    both computers are running windows xp pro sp2

    any suggestions ?

    thanks
     
  2. The Prisoner

    The Prisoner Thread Starter

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    i solved the problem, but i did several actions and can't figure out what did it
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Did you create the same user accounts and passwords?
     
  4. skinnywhiteboy

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    In a standard Peer-To-Peer network, usernames and passwords have to be the same on each machine, and all machines have to be on the same workgroup.
     
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