I have two desktops both running XP Pro with SP2 linked to a Netgear DG834G router, one is on a ethernet cable and the other is connected by wireless PCI card. DHCP is running on the router and both desktops get their IP address from the router. Both have the windows firewall enabled and they share printers files etc.
My problem is a Sony laptop with XP Home connecting to the network via ethernet cable. rom the Sony you can access either desktop, printer etc. But regardless of of whether the firewalls are on or off, I cannot gain access to the laptop from either of the desktop PC's!
Anybody any Ideas? Ibeen looking at this for the past three hours , I run the wizard, stopped all A/virus and taken down the firewalls!
Does the Sony also get its IP address from the router? Yes
Open My Network Places on all three computers. Then open Entire Network - Microsoft Windows Network. The Workgroup icon should show. Open it. All all three computers present? Yes, and when using the sony you can click on either desktop and in you go, BUT when using either desktop you can click the other desktop and go in but if you click on the sony you get "Access Denie" Lol
Try enabling simple file sharing on the laptop - open any window - Tools - Folder Options - View and scroll to the end. Try the network connections again. If it now works, then we are into permissions. Simple file sharing is the norm for workgroups.