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Old 02-01-2005, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a linksys router. My desktop is wired to the router and has XP Pro and my laptop is wirelesss to the router and has XP Home. I have enabled file and printer sharing on both computers and ran network setup wizard. My desktop computer shows itself and the laptop but I can not access anything because it says I do not have permission too. My laptop does not show any computers on the network and it says i do not have permission to access the network. Both the desktop and and laptop have working internet and email. I would like the network to work so I can access files back and forth between the two instead of burning them back and forth on CD.
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make sure you are the administator for your laptop cause it might not let you if you are not
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Old 02-01-2005, 07:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have checked I am the administrater on both computers.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Geeze i hate network wizard, it glitches so much, first off, make sure both computers are on the same domain, and if you are wanting to access hard drives etc, make sure you have the drives and directories shared, Windows XP tends to be a ***** when it comes to shareing "My documents" or user controlled folders, so in otherwords anything under the documents and settings folder.
Windows Xp isnt a good networking OS if you are realy expecting something from a network use windows 2000, i have used win xp for networking, and let me tell you, its picky.
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or u can just use ur router and link them both up wired not wirelessly and transfer files then take ur laptop and go around, but i guess its not as good as being able to take files from ur desktop with a bigger hard drive than wasting up space on ur laptop
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the shareing problem hes having wouldent matter weather hes hard wired or not, i will say, hard wired networks are faster and more reliable than wireless, i refuse to even think about purchasing a wireless router. I still say his problem is with XPs crappy network handeling. XP wasnt made for networks, it was made for home use, any business that i know of had replaced their XP system with 2000 because of crappy network functions. 2000 was designed with networking in mind, so it is much easyer to work with for networking, assuming you understand the protocols.
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well i networked my laptops together to transfer all my files to my new one before i got rid of my old one and it worked completly fine for me but they were both windows xp pro and not different xps so i dunno if that might have something to do with it
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well xp home is severely crippled compared to pro, if anyone is running home and wants to stay with xp i suggest going pro. But still i have had better stability and luck with 2000.
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yea i have 2000 on my desktop but you get more viruses from 2000 than xp i suggest that just redo the network and see if it works again
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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realy? i have only gotten one virus to date.
but yeah re do the network.
if you know how to network manualy try it that way.
the wizard can screw up sometimes.
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