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Solved: Home network problem

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  1. Steve538

    Steve538 Thread Starter

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    I'm having connecting between my computers (Laptop02 [Wireless, XP Pro, IP 192.168.2.5]) and (Desk01 [Wired, XP Pro, IP 192.168.2.3]).
    When I click on My Network Paces-Microsoft Windows Network-Workgroup
    I get Desk 01(Desk01) Desk 01
    Laptop02(Laptop02) Laptop02

    When I try to expand Desk01 I get a Popup Box (\\Desk01 not accessible.
    you don't have permission to use this Net Resource. Conntact Admin of
    this server to find out if you have access permission.
    The network path was not found).

    If I do a search of the IP address 192.168.2.3 I get
    DESK 01(192.168.2.3) Workgroup Desk 01
    I am able to expand the entry and access the C: drive and Printers

    That's how I print from the Laptop (EPSON on 192.168.2.3)

    I'm sure it's a simple problem, but I'm hesitant to make any changes and
    cause more problems. The Desk01 was upgraded to XP from Win98, but
    I had the same problems with 98.

     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    This is solved after three minutes?
     
  3. Steve538

    Steve538 Thread Starter

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    I may have clicked on the wrong button to mark it solved. Sorry. Still need help
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    This has all the earmarks of a firewall issue. Disable ALL firewall products on both ends and see if that helps. If so, you'll need to configure them correctly.
     
  5. Courtneyc

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    If your original post is correct, the problem is in how you named Desk 01.

    Check the name of the desktop. Make sure both names are either Desk01 or Desk 01.

    According to your post, the host name is "Desk 01", but the NetBIOS name is "Desk01" without the space.

    My Network Places uses the NetBIOS name. TCI/IP uses the Host Name. Normally, these names are the same by default unless the name is more than 15 characters, or you use an invalid character in the name (for a host name) such as a SPACE.

    Bring up a command prompt and type "ipconfig /all" without the quotes. Note the host name.

    Now right-click on My Computer, select Properties, select Computer Name, select Change, then More.

    The NetBIOS name in the bottom should match the host name and should not contain any spaces.

    If it does, hit Cancel on this box, fix the name in the previous box (with Computer Name), and hit OK. You will have to reboot.

    Courtney
     
  6. Steve538

    Steve538 Thread Starter

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    Desk 01 is the computer discription not the name, but I checked anyway
    and the NETBIOS is DESK01. With that I started looking around and found
    I didn't have
    IPX/SPX/NetBios Compatable Transport Protocal
    Installed, rebooted and worked like a charm. Thanks Courtneyc for the
    push in the right direction.

    Most problems are easy to solve, it's just were to start that's hard.
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    There's no reason you should need IPX protocol, don't know why that solved anything. :confused:

    The good news is that it's solved. :D
     
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