Network problems- Can't share files or printer

  Faser 15:43 16 Oct 2005
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Help, despite being quite experienced I just cannot get files & printer to share on my home network. The problems stared when I rebuilt and upgraded my PC and laptop requiring reloading windows os.

Details are: - Laptop Win XPsp2 & belkin wireless network card. PC Win XPsp2 Prof. hardwired to a Belkin wireless DSL router. (printer connected to PC via usb)

I set up a home network and Internet connection to both PCs without problem. Despite being able to see both PCs in my network places and the laptop can see the printer I cannot access share enabled files. Also the laptop can send a document to print but nothing happens and I have to delete the print file.

I tried disabling all firewalls including the router firewall (switched off cable modem first!). I have enabled printer and file sharing and tried enabling Net Bios over TCP/IP in TCP/IP settings. Also I have tried to setting up a new windows network with a new name all to no avail!

  howard63 16:38 16 Oct 2005

make sure the guest account is on and put at least one file in shared documents on each pc.

  keef66 13:28 17 Oct 2005

Simple File Sharing - XP Home uses it by default. XP Pro does not. On the XP Pro machine (You don`t have the option on XP Home)In My Computer Tools>Folder Options> on the view Tab underneath Advanced Settings - scroll down to the last entry "use simple file sharing" and make sure it is ticked.

  Taff36 13:50 17 Oct 2005

And I borrowed it from th FE !!

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