Can somebody tell me why I cannot access my sons 'networked' laptop from my desktop. I can see his machine in Mshome but when I try to access it I get the following message: "\\x x x x is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server etc etc etc. 'Access Denied'. Both machines can be accessed on the laptop? Both machines have MS firewall 'off' but have ZA. I can 'ping' the laptop, and it can connect to the net. Net connection is through a modem/router, laptop is an ethernet cable from router. Desktop has XP sp2, laptop has XP home sp1? Thanks in advance.
Just a thought have you installed file and printer sharing and client for Microsoft networks on the connections.Right click the Lan connection in the task bar select status/properties it should be listed there if they are installed.If not you may need to install them.