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XP to 2000: Mapped Network drive but can't connect, password/login

Discussion in 'Networking' started by piewarmer, Sep 5, 2007.

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  1. piewarmer

    piewarmer Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I do hope you can help

    I'm trying to map a Network drive to 2 computers. When i fnish configuring (Drive and Folder) i get a Username / Password box appear. I enter my username and password (which is the same for both machines) but windows doesn't connect, and prompts me for username and password again

    I have an XP machine networked to a Win 2K machine via Linksys Router.
    I can ping each machine succesfully
    I can see each machine within Network Places/ Workgroup



    If anyone can help...then thanks in advance

    Ben
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    XP-Pro or XP-Home? If XP-Pro, do you have simple sharing enabled?

    Can you browse to the shared folders without mapping them?
     
  3. piewarmer

    piewarmer Thread Starter

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    hi

    its xp pro and yes, simple file sharing has been enabled...

    no, i can't browse folders. i can see the computer only within workgroup

    thanks!
     
  4. mikesleek

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    silly question but did you join any of the computers to a domain? if yes is the domain controller available? this has happened to me before so i guess i know what im saying.
     
  5. piewarmer

    piewarmer Thread Starter

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    hi mike

    for simplicity the 2 computers are set up within a workgroup....with both the same name

    thanks!
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I hope the workgroup name is the same but NOT the computer name, right? :)

    What specifically happens when you try to browse to the shared folders? I'd like to know the exact symptoms and the exact error message, if any.
     
  7. mikesleek

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    good if they are in the same workgroup, whats the error message shown. let me know the exact error message.also try to [ping the other computer from the other and see if it replies. next.if it is timming out, check if the systems are having firewall on. either windows or a third party firewall. if it does, turn them off and try to ping again. if it still times out, try giving it an ip address with no gateway configured and ensure you have the correct subnet eg 192.168.1.2 subnet 255.255.255.0 hope all this work.
     
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