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reddragon533 07-09-2007 09:58 PM

file and printer sharing problem
Hello I am having problems getting the computers on my net work at home to share printer and files. The first system is running xp home and is an amd 3400+ 64 bit, The second computer is an amd 2400+ running xp pro, and the third is my laptop and it is a amd sempron 3800+ running xp media center edition. they all share an internet connection through a dsl router. two are wireless and the third is wired to the router. we can play games on the net work I have run the net working wizard that comes with windows and told it to allow printer and file sharing but it doesn't work. what am I doing wrong? or is there some sort of additional software that i can purchase to take over for windows networking software?


William_Wilson 07-10-2007 12:19 AM

can any of the computers access any of the others? even if it prompted with a username/password prompt?

reddragon533 07-11-2007 01:50 AM

No I only get a message that says that I do not have permission to access the resources even though they are both in admin mode they work great to play multi player games. And I never get a password prompt other than at boot

mhookem 07-11-2007 07:26 AM

Hello reddragon533, have you checked your firewall settings as these can cuase problems with sharing over a network?

It may be that you have to configure the permissions, due to the fact that you are running across different operating systems

Microsoft has published an article which may help you: Download details: Troubleshooting File and Printer Sharing in Microsoft Windows XP



mahahaavaahava 07-11-2007 04:25 PM


are the computers on the same workgroup and all have different hostnames? If not, the admin of one computer will be a different user than the admin of computer nr 3 etc. Read a quick-and dirty networkingtutorial from the following link and do some testing...

home networking with TCP/IP and Microsoft Windows



reddragon533 07-14-2007 12:07 AM

thanks everyone i have tried and verified each of your suggestions and none of them seemed to be the problem I think that I will try a third party program that we used at work to solve a similar problem it is called network magic. thanks for the help. And if you have any other suggestions i would be glad to hear them.


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