Not seeing workgroup resources


L

Lon Davis

I have been trying to setup a simple workgroup for a friend
using two gateway computers (tower direct cable to DLink
wireless router and a gateway laptop wireless PC card
Dlink). The internet browsing works fine and the router is
sharing the cable modem connection for internet work. I
have setup the two machines using the networking wizard
created two station names, and a workgroup name, the Dhcp,
gateway, and DNS parameters have been set on both stations
but when I go to view workgroup resources the tower shows
both nodes on the workgroup but only the resources for
itself and just the station name for the laptop, the laptop
does not show either node names nor its own resources being
shared. Sharing has been enabled for the whole C: drive on
both machines and their printers respectively. I get the
error message "workgroup Name is not accessble. You may
not have permission to use this network resource" Users on
both machines have administrator priveleges. I have set
Netbios to work over the TCP/IP connectioin and restarted
the Computer Browser Service as per the Knowledge base
article 318030.

Is XP Home the op. sys. of both machines that finicky.
Does anyone have some feedback on this issue?
 
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C

Chuck

I have been trying to setup a simple workgroup for a friend
using two gateway computers (tower direct cable to DLink
wireless router and a gateway laptop wireless PC card
Dlink). The internet browsing works fine and the router is
sharing the cable modem connection for internet work. I
have setup the two machines using the networking wizard
created two station names, and a workgroup name, the Dhcp,
gateway, and DNS parameters have been set on both stations
but when I go to view workgroup resources the tower shows
both nodes on the workgroup but only the resources for
itself and just the station name for the laptop, the laptop
does not show either node names nor its own resources being
shared. Sharing has been enabled for the whole C: drive on
both machines and their printers respectively. I get the
error message "workgroup Name is not accessble. You may
not have permission to use this network resource" Users on
both machines have administrator priveleges. I have set
Netbios to work over the TCP/IP connectioin and restarted
the Computer Browser Service as per the Knowledge base
article 318030.

Is XP Home the op. sys. of both machines that finicky.
Does anyone have some feedback on this issue?

Lon,

Is either computer running ICF or any third party software firewall? If so, set
it to allow file and printer sharing by opening the following ports. TCP 139,
445; UDP 137, 138, 445. If you can't do that, then un install the firewall.

Cheers,
Chuck
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
 
J

John

have a wireless home network of five PCs/laptops all
running XP Home. Additionally there is a wireless print
server. I set up a workgroup with no difficulty and it
had been running for a month when all of a sudden I am
unable to access other computers on my network /
workgroup and I get the following message: "....is not
accessible. You may not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this
server to find out if you have access permissions.
Network path was not found." In the meantime the wireless
print server continues to work.

I have noted the recommended actions to fix and intend to
implement. However what I do not understand is why this
should arise when everything had been working so well. Is
there a possibility of a virus or software conflict?
Recent software installed has been PC Synch and Sony
Sonic Stage.
 
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C

Chuck

John,

Please start a new topic for help. It is to benefit both you, and the OP.

Cheers,
Chuck
Paranoia comes from experience - and is not necessarily a bad thing.
 

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