File sharing recently disappeared from one PC

  wint 11:55 24 Nov 2006

File sharing has recently disappeared from one PC in a friend's wireless network.

I set the network up about 6 months ago and all was well until 2 days ago. Don't know if this is linked but following a couple of power cuts, the laptop (Windows XP Home) is still able to see, access and work with the desktop's files but the desktop (Windows 98) now cannot see the files on the Laptop.

I know from experience that 98 & XP are not the best together but the network & file sharing has worked successfully for 6 months.

I have asked her to check the obvious (to me), e.g. shared files on each PC & McAfee Firewall settings correct.

Any other thoughts please?

  mgmcc 13:47 24 Nov 2006

Check that the problem PC has a valid IP address, that it can ping other networked computers and be pinged by them, that any firewall software is correctly configured, in particular if "allowed" IP addresses need to be changed following the power cuts which might have changed the addresses allocated to individual PCs.

  wint 15:47 24 Nov 2006


The tickbox in McAfee to trust network computers had become unticked.....


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone X

Awful clip art from 1994 is being tweeted every hour by a bot

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Les meilleurs navigateurs internet 2017