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Discussion in 'Networking' started by DCM1519, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. DCM1519

    DCM1519 Thread Starter

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    I have been trying for a couple of months to enable file access between my desktop and laptop.

    Both computers are running Windows 7 Professional (32 bit on desktop, 64 bit on laptop). The router is a Motorola 6580 and I have enabled file sharing on both computers and printer sharing too.

    The Motorola router automatically set up networking on both computers and I enabled file sharing and printer sharing by myself.

    After encountering this, I tried to set up "Homegroups" networking to get around it but cannot even set up a network there. I keeps saying that I must enable IVp6 before I can go on. Every place that I have checked on my computer says that it is enabled so I finally just gave up on that process.

    When I use Windows Explorer and go to the networking icon, I can see both computers and all the folders available on the computer that I am using at the time.

    The problem is that when I try to access the other computer this way, a windows immediately pops up asking for a password for the computer that I am attempting to access. I have tried every password that I have ever used and turned off the passwords to each computer and nothing I try lets me access the other computers files without that unknown password.

    I did not have an opportunity to set a password on either network so I just do not understand what password this thing wants in order to let me access the other computer.

    Am I missing some step in this process or doing something wrong in the way that I try to establish file access between computers?

    Thanks
     
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    The password is for a user account on the remote machine that owns the folder or has permission to access it. You could try "Turn off password protected sharing."
     
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    TerryNet

    Thanks for the reply. It worked perfectly after I finally found the setting in the control panel. Sure wish I had asked a few months ago.
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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