simple networking

  jeep33 12:56 25 Nov 2004
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I have 3 computers on a home network. Notebook1 (win 98) Notebook2 (win XP) Desktop (Win XP) All computers can be seen on the network. The notebooks can access files on the desktop. The desktop cannot access either of the notebooks.It can see the notebooks. Pinging the notebooks fail. Firewall uninstalled. Files set to share

  smudge101 13:21 25 Nov 2004

What firewall setup do you have?
If pinging does not work it sounds like the addressess are not set in the firewall

  jeep33 15:04 25 Nov 2004

Norton Internet Security on the desk top none on the notebook win98 & Mcaffee on the notebook XP. I removed the Norton altogether & still no joy. Don't know whether the prob is at the notebook end or desktop

  smudge101 16:43 25 Nov 2004

Make sure you dont have windows firewall enabled on the XP machines and that the IP addresses of the other machines are set up correctly (in any running firewalls.
I have a feeling we might need someone elses input as well.
You do not decribe how your network is cofigured, Hub, Router, wired, wireless etc.
If all machines share the internet connection do you have a hardware firewall on the router?

  jeep33 17:29 25 Nov 2004

All machines are through a router. Internet connection works fin on all machines. It is just the acces to the desktop that is the problem. How do you set up the IP addresses? I have this as automatic address

  Kegger 17:33 25 Nov 2004

use a convention of 192.168.0.1 for computer 1 192.168.0.2 for computer 2 and 192.168.0.3 for computer 3, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 all computers must be un the same workgroup name ie MSHOME tell your router that your wan is 192.168.0.1 - 253 you should be fine then

  Kegger 17:33 25 Nov 2004

use a convention of 192.168.0.1 for computer 1 192.168.0.2 for computer 2 and 192.168.0.3 for computer 3, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 all computers must be un the same workgroup name ie MSHOME tell your router that your wan is 192.168.0.1 - 253 you should be fine then

  jeep33 18:22 25 Nov 2004

The computers are dynamically addressed in the sequence you suggest. The router has valid IP from 1.2 to 1.125. The computers appear on the LAN Clients correctly. I can now ping the laptop (just doing 1 at a time) & the response is ok but I still cannot access it. Error message Laptop is not accessible etc The paramater is incorrect

  Kegger 18:30 25 Nov 2004

HI Jeep33,
i run a small network of seven PC's and also a wireless network, most of the PC's have win XP pro installed, one is running win 2k server and three others are running win 98se, (two laptops one PC) i can share folders and hard drives with all units from all units and access anything, i have a hardware and software firewall, at first i used dchp to enable addressing / ip configuration but we had discovery problems. since i manually applied ip addresses i have had no problems, we also have two printers attached one laser and one inkjet. there is a 100mb switch controlling the the main hardware connections and i use a Buffallo wmbr 11g as the wireless connection, all have manual ip addresses applied. for internet sharing i use proxy + it all works OK for me

  vliety 18:47 25 Nov 2004

Is the Gateway set as say for example the first three octets? (for example xxx.xxx.xxx.0.1) can you ping from the router?

  jeep33 19:00 25 Nov 2004

I have set up with fixed IP addressing, still cannot access laptop. please explain re gateway

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