I’ve set up a home wireless network with two desktops using XP. For the network I have a Belkin DSL Modem/Router attached to the first PC by cable and a USB Network adaptor for the second PC. I am able to connect both PC’s to the internet and able gain access to files on the second PC from the first, but am unable to get to files on the first PC from the second. The printer attached to the first PC is available to use from the second PC. If I Click START/RUN on the second PC and type \\first\Word I am able access all my Word files on the first PC.
It’s probably something simple causing the problem for someone who knows what their doing. Hope there is someone out there to help – I’ve not much hair left!
Thanks keewaa for responding. I had added the IP addresses to both PC's trusted zones.I have run the network wizard many times. Typed NET USER GUEST and got account active on both PC's. Tried disabling both firewalls, but still get the message 'first is not accessible....access denied' when trying to access files from second. Thanks again, I'll have another session tomorrow.
XP home on both. Have just tried pinging and was successful on both. Also tried the troubleshooter - but no help. Using Zone Alarm on first and Kerio firewall on second. Thanks for your continued interest.