Workgroup not accessible


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Mauricio Diaz

Hi,

I just bought a new D-Link router to share my Internet connection between my
desktop and my laptop.

The desktop is running Win2K Pro and is connected to the router using an
Ethernet cable; the laptop runs WinXP Pro and connects to the router
wirelessly.

I managed to set up the router to share the Internet connection and wanted
to set up file sharing, but I'm having trouble with the XP box.

Currently, both computers belong to the same workgroup and have different
names and different IPs. They both have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled. They
both have Guest accounts disabled.

The 2K box has no trouble connecting to the workgroup and accessing files in
the XP box. However, the XP box cannot see the 2K box's files and printer,
it can, however conntect to the 2K box's HTTP and FTP servers. Pings in both
directions are also successful.

When I click on "View workgroup computers" in "My Network Places", I get the
following error:

"[Workgroup] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions."

The network path was not found."

I have been able to determine that the workgroup's Browser Master is the 2K
box and that the XP box, although it can't access it, does recognize the 2K
box by its name (the computer's name is correctly associated to the IP).

Although I don't really understand what it means, I have also found out that
when listing the transports bound to each computer's browser (using
Browstat) I get one single transport from the XP box, but 7 from the 2K box.
Could this have something to do with my problem?

All I have been able to determine so far is that whenever the 2K box is
Browser Master, it will not allow the XP box to access the workgroup. If the
XP box is Browser Master, it can access the workgroup, but it can't access
the files on the 2K box.

I have discovered that using the "net send" command I can successfully send
a message to the 2K box.

Any ideas, suggestions, tests I could run? Thanks in advance,

Mauricio Diaz
 
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Doug Sherman [MVP]

The Win2k machine must have a user account which matches the user name and
password used to log onto the XP machine. That user account or some group
of which it is a member must have rights to a share on the Win2k machine.

Doug Sherman
MCSE Win2k/NT4.0, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
 
M

Mauricio Diaz

Thanks for your answer.

Both computers have an account with the same user name and password, which
belongs to the Administrators group.

At one moment I thought that maybe having the user logged in both computers
at the same time might be the problem, but I have switched users in the 2K
box and the XP box still acts the same.

Thanks again for your answer, and please don't hesitate if you have new
ideas.

MD


Doug Sherman said:
The Win2k machine must have a user account which matches the user name and
password used to log onto the XP machine. That user account or some group
of which it is a member must have rights to a share on the Win2k machine.

Doug Sherman
MCSE Win2k/NT4.0, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP

Mauricio Diaz said:
Hi,

I just bought a new D-Link router to share my Internet connection
between
my
desktop and my laptop.

The desktop is running Win2K Pro and is connected to the router using an
Ethernet cable; the laptop runs WinXP Pro and connects to the router
wirelessly.

I managed to set up the router to share the Internet connection and wanted
to set up file sharing, but I'm having trouble with the XP box.

Currently, both computers belong to the same workgroup and have different
names and different IPs. They both have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled. They
both have Guest accounts disabled.

The 2K box has no trouble connecting to the workgroup and accessing
files
in
the XP box. However, the XP box cannot see the 2K box's files and printer,
it can, however conntect to the 2K box's HTTP and FTP servers. Pings in both
directions are also successful.

When I click on "View workgroup computers" in "My Network Places", I get the
following error:

"[Workgroup] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions."

The network path was not found."

I have been able to determine that the workgroup's Browser Master is the 2K
box and that the XP box, although it can't access it, does recognize the 2K
box by its name (the computer's name is correctly associated to the IP).

Although I don't really understand what it means, I have also found out that
when listing the transports bound to each computer's browser (using
Browstat) I get one single transport from the XP box, but 7 from the 2K box.
Could this have something to do with my problem?

All I have been able to determine so far is that whenever the 2K box is
Browser Master, it will not allow the XP box to access the workgroup. If the
XP box is Browser Master, it can access the workgroup, but it can't access
the files on the 2K box.

I have discovered that using the "net send" command I can successfully send
a message to the 2K box.

Any ideas, suggestions, tests I could run? Thanks in advance,

Mauricio Diaz
 
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mukul verdia

hi ,
i am facing quite the same problem. Did u get any
solutions as yet .
if u have solns pls be kind to mail them to me as well .
Would appreciate that .

Thanks ,
Mukul
 
M

Mauricio Diaz

I tried lots of things so I'm not exactly sure what fixed it or even if it
is completely fixed. Right now everything works as expected.

What seems to have solved it was disabling TCP filtering on the 2K box, even
though everything was set to "Permit All".

Hope it helps,

MD


mukul verdia said:
hi ,
i am facing quite the same problem. Did u get any
solutions as yet .
if u have solns pls be kind to mail them to me as well .
Would appreciate that .

Thanks ,
Mukul
-----Original Message-----
Hi,

I just bought a new D-Link router to share my Internet connection between my
desktop and my laptop.

The desktop is running Win2K Pro and is connected to the router using an
Ethernet cable; the laptop runs WinXP Pro and connects to the router
wirelessly.

I managed to set up the router to share the Internet connection and wanted
to set up file sharing, but I'm having trouble with the XP box.

Currently, both computers belong to the same workgroup and have different
names and different IPs. They both have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled. They
both have Guest accounts disabled.

The 2K box has no trouble connecting to the workgroup and accessing files in
the XP box. However, the XP box cannot see the 2K box's files and printer,
it can, however conntect to the 2K box's HTTP and FTP servers. Pings in both
directions are also successful.

When I click on "View workgroup computers" in "My Network Places", I get the
following error:

"[Workgroup] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions."

The network path was not found."

I have been able to determine that the workgroup's Browser Master is the 2K
box and that the XP box, although it can't access it, does recognize the 2K
box by its name (the computer's name is correctly associated to the IP).

Although I don't really understand what it means, I have also found out that
when listing the transports bound to each computer's browser (using
Browstat) I get one single transport from the XP box, but 7 from the 2K box.
Could this have something to do with my problem?

All I have been able to determine so far is that whenever the 2K box is
Browser Master, it will not allow the XP box to access the workgroup. If the
XP box is Browser Master, it can access the workgroup, but it can't access
the files on the 2K box.

I have discovered that using the "net send" command I can successfully send
a message to the 2K box.

Any ideas, suggestions, tests I could run? Thanks in advance,

Mauricio Diaz



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nutnug

check the node type under ipconfig/all, make sure it is not peer-peer.
I had to change mine to hybrid and then it worked fine.

Mauricio said:
*Hi,

I just bought a new D-Link router to share my Internet connectio
between my
desktop and my laptop.

The desktop is running Win2K Pro and is connected to the router usin
an
Ethernet cable; the laptop runs WinXP Pro and connects to the router
wirelessly.

I managed to set up the router to share the Internet connection an
wanted
to set up file sharing, but I'm having trouble with the XP box.

Currently, both computers belong to the same workgroup and hav
different
names and different IPs. They both have NetBIOS over TCP/IP enabled
They
both have Guest accounts disabled.

The 2K box has no trouble connecting to the workgroup and accessin
files in
the XP box. However, the XP box cannot see the 2K box's files an
printer,
it can, however conntect to the 2K box's HTTP and FTP servers. Ping
in both
directions are also successful.

When I click on "View workgroup computers" in "My Network Places",
get the
following error:

"[Workgroup] is not accessible. You might not have permission to us
this
network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to fin
out if
you have access permissions."

The network path was not found."

I have been able to determine that the workgroup's Browser Master i
the 2K
box and that the XP box, although it can't access it, does recogniz
the 2K
box by its name (the computer's name is correctly associated to th
IP).

Although I don't really understand what it means, I have also foun
out that
when listing the transports bound to each computer's browser (using
Browstat) I get one single transport from the XP box, but 7 from th
2K box.
Could this have something to do with my problem?

All I have been able to determine so far is that whenever the 2K bo
is
Browser Master, it will not allow the XP box to access the workgroup
If the
XP box is Browser Master, it can access the workgroup, but it can'
access
the files on the 2K box.

I have discovered that using the "net send" command I ca
successfully send
a message to the 2K box.

Any ideas, suggestions, tests I could run? Thanks in advance,

Mauricio Diaz


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nutnu
 
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