Home Network Issues - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Internet > Computer Networking and Internet Hardware
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-03-2009, 02:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Default Home Network Issues

I'll try and give as much info as possible, however, if you need something else, please just ask. Thanks in advance.

I have 3 computers in my home network:
PC 1 is a Desktop PC running XP Home.
PC 2 is a desktop PC running XP Pro.
PC 3 is a notebook running XP Home.

I am having a small issue with my home network. In the beginning. I was able to set up my home network with printer and file sharing without much problem and have been running it like this for a while, up in till last night.

I have file sharing between PC 2 and PC 3 that I could access from both PC's up in till yesterday. Yesterday I added a shared folder from PC 2 which I needed to map on PC 3 so I could run a program that required info from PC 2. During the mapping of the shared folder, I was prompted to enter a password for a guest account, I assume from PC 2. (Not sure why asking for guest because I shared the folder with my regular windows account). The user name field is grayed out and I can not change it. My guest accounts on both PC 2 and PC 3 are disabled and have no passwords in them. After trying a blank password and any other password I might have used in the pass, I canceled the folder mapping and now when i try to just open the shared folders on PC 2 from PC 1 or PC 3, it prompts me for a password. I was never asked for a password in the pass when I accessed shared files on PC2. I tried to enable the guest account on PC 2 and give it a password but the password didn't work when I tried to access the shared folder from PC 3 or PC 1.

So my questions are, How bad did I mess up my home network? What can I do to get my access back to my shared files on PC 2 and how can I map the shared folder I need on PC 3?

Thanks again!

Regards

Guy
__________________

__________________
Guyzer is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
patonb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: In Gov't Regulated Cubical
Posts: 9,745
Default Re: Home Network Issues

Are you mapping the drive?

I think what you did is change the default user.. You probably have the same user/pass on 1 and 2, so it didn't need to ask.
When 3 can on, it asked for the guest one, y coincidence maybe and you added it to the default spot.. So now you are using the guest info to try to get on the old comp, which it doesnt work.

If you' are mapping, re do the map, and use the option to connect with different user and put youre normal bootup password back.
__________________

__________________
Foldie = i5 6600kMSI Z170A M5 EVGA 970 SC Corsair H100 Corsair hx520 2x8gb GSkill Corsair 650D
Woohoo = L5639 @3.1Ghz EVGA SR-2 gtx 260-216 Hyper 212+ Corsair 1050hx 6x2gb Corsair XMS3 Blackhawk Ulra
Alienware 18 - SLI 770M 4700mq 16Gig

patonb is offline  
Old 11-03-2009, 08:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 2
Default Re: Home Network Issues

I was trying to map a shared folder but that was where i started to get all my problems. Is there a way to reset the network settings to default?
__________________
Guyzer is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Internet connection sharing behind a router KSoD Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 8 03-01-2016 10:32 AM
Network issues SirCyber Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 8 10-23-2009 04:43 PM
connect to internet from laptop at home in wifi network - problems johnyjj2 Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 7 10-11-2009 01:49 PM
Trying to set up a home network Bradlays Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 22 02-23-2008 06:41 PM
Home network with a router Teufel Computer Networking and Internet Hardware 14 02-10-2008 08:27 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.