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WIN XP / WIN 2K Networking Problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Morga, Apr 21, 2004.

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  1. Morga

    Morga Thread Starter

    Apr 21, 2004
    Hi all,
    I have the following setup
    1 WIN XP and 2 WIN 2K PC's all networked on a DSL hub.
    They all used to talk quite happily together, but now, for no apparent reason they don’t talk anymore.
    Although all PC's can ping all PC's.
    In ‘my network places’ on all PC’s I can see all PC’s.
    When I try to connect to any of the other PC’s I get this message,

    You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
    The network path is not found.

    I don’t recall doing anything drastic to my network, so I have no idea how this has happened.
    I look forward to any and all suggestions.

  2. SabreWolf3


    Nov 6, 2000
    Hi Morga,
    Assuming that you have shared at least one folder on each machine, try mapping a network drive from each machine to the other two machines. Sometimes, network neighborhood can be finicky, when you may still be able to connect via mapping. Open Internet Explorer, choose Tools--> Map Network Drive. Then, for the path, input this:


    where machine-name is the Network Name of each pc, and share-name is the name you shared your folder as. Let us know if this works!

  3. Spiritwalker


    Sep 28, 2003

    but along side that...is it possible that you have changed your workgroup somehow?

    in XP right click My computer go to properties and clink on Computer name, at the bottom you will see your workgroup name, in 2K Right Click My Computer/Properties/Network Identification.
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    If you can ping and browse you have a lot going for you.

    Are you sure you have the same user accounts and passwords created on all the computers.
  5. matrix1000


    Apr 22, 2004
    Try this.... open up windows explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options >"View" tab and scroll down to the bottom and UNCHECK the "Use Simple File Sharing" on all pc's. Now you shouldn't need the same account on both machines... it will ask you for a login and password. enter a username and password that belongs to the computer you are trying to connect to.

    lemme know if that works.
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