Annoying Problem with Wireless Network

guitardude777

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My desktop is connected with a wire to our router and another desktop is connected wirelessly. I'm really going crazy because I can't share any files or folders over the network. I have made shared folders on my computer, but the wireless computer isn't even seeing my computer, so I can't share files or share my printer. I while ago the wireless computer was seeing my computer, but I still couldn't share anything. Any idea what's wrong?
 
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can the wired one see the wireless one? if so check to make sure that ALL firewalls are off (including window')
 

guitardude777

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Yes, the wired one can see the wireless one. I tried turning all of the firewalls off, but that didn't help. I'll make sure the windows firewall is off on the wireless one, but I'm pretty sure it is.
 

steeda001

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This is a really annoying problem that i have had many times too. It seems that different build versions of XP has different default sharing permissions and i can't find out how to completely manipulate them (the sharing properties and permissions doesn't change it). I had this problem the other day. I have a desktop that is running a certain build version of XP and when i set any folder to share, all other network computers can see it but you're prompted for the username and password to view. The laptop, which is wireless, gives you a login box too for a share folder but it defaults to the "guest" account as the login name and will not let you change it. My guest account isnt even active. I cannot remember how the heck to fix this. Any ideas?
 
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