Vista - XP networking problem

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paranormal

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I have a HP laptop with 64 bit windows Vista Ultimate on it and a Desktop with Windows XP sp3 on it. I tried to connect them together using a Linksys wireless router, with Laptop connected wireless and Desktop with cable. I have been successful in sharing the internet over the two but haven't been able to create a full functioning Home network. Though both the computers can ping each other i havent been able to share files. I have them over the same workgroup and have also disabled the firewalls on the computers (Norton on Laptop and Kaspersky on desktop) Windows firewall is also disabled. The machines detect each other but when i click to view the shared files it gives an error as

"" \\Laptop is not accessible.You might not have the permission to use this network resource.Contack network administrator .........""

I have identical user accounts on both machines aswell .

I have been tearing my hair apart over this from last couple of days....:(

Plz plz pzl help me :confused:
 

TerryNet

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Have you enabled file sharing on both PCs?

Non-Windows firewalls often block stuff unless they are properly configured for the desired access or completely and cleanly uninstalled. Sometimes 'disable' or 'turn off' will suffice.
 

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Turn off password protected sharing on the Vista machine as well.
 

paranormal

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THANKS FOR UR RESPONSE

Actually i dont kno exactly how but i managed to get them to working. Maybe becoz i enabled Guest Sharing on the Vista Machine....:confused: .

Sorry For my late reply .
 

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Thanks for the feedback.

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