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[SOLVED] Can't connect to shares anymore

Discussion in 'Networking' started by pfizzle, Oct 17, 2003.

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  1. pfizzle

    pfizzle Thread Starter

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    Two computers on a simple crossover cable network. XP and Win98SE. The user name and password are the same on both computers to make things easier. Everything was working fine until I decided to no longer use simple file sharing on the XP Pro. Now when the 98 tries to access the XP folders I get a dialog box titled “Enter Network Password” You must supply a password to make this connection. Resource:\\XPBOX\IPC$ Password: The regular password doesn’t work. The network is working because I can access shares on the 98 from the XP. What settings am I missing. I have also shut off my firewall but that didn't help. What else can I try?
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You need to establish a share, other than the $ admin share. Right click on the resource you wish to share, and select Sharing. Click the New Share button and make a new share. Insure you give that share the proper rights, and all is well.
     
  3. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    I see you've requested this be marked solved, can you tell us what you did so others who may have similar problems can learn as well ;)
     
  4. pfizzle

    pfizzle Thread Starter

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    It was because the password I originally was using only had three characters. Once I changed the passwords to six characters everything worked fine!

    :D :D
     
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