I have three computers at home connected to the Internet via a Linksys router. All computers can access the Internet OK but I can't read all shared files on other computers. Can anyone help please. I have run the windows network setup wizard but that doesn't help.
Are you running any other firewall software other than the standard windows firewall? If so, disable that.
Also, you may need to authenticate the accessing with the pc with the files on it. Go to Start> Run then type \\PcName Replace my "PcName" with the name of the pc which you are trying to access the files on. Then a little box should pop us asking for a username and password. Enter your logon username and password for the pc with the files on it. Press enter, then the list of the shared folders on the file holding pc should appear.
I had a similar problem which I couldn't solve until I found this page on the Microsoft site - click here . It means a registry edit but it worked for me. I did have to configure my firewall to accept the other computers.
Hi guys. Thanks for your help but I've now resolved the problem. I downloaded a copy of Network Magic and it was very helpful in setting up the computers and had more detail of what the problems could be. I had to alter Norton Internet Security 2008 settings under firewall and also had to carry out a regedit to create an increased IRPStackSize to 18 but it now seems to be working OK. Nick
This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.