I am helping a friend with his new PC and he wants to connect to old PC using a Network card and cable. This was all working OK until a day or so ago. He now gets the following message from the Host (XP) PC when trying to connect to the old one:- \\P133\c is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator........ The network path was not found.
We can see the network connection in the system tray and we can disconnect the cable and see the connection drop. It appears more to do with the actual PC name (they also have the same workgroup name!)
I have also had this problem with XP to ME. Do you have ICS enabled on the non XP machine? If so, try disabling it. This works fo me. (in fact, I have not been able to get ICS working with XP at all for Internet connection). I have no trouble sharing files however. Having used networking wizard on the XP machine and then used a floppy set up disk in the other machines.
If it does then you need to set it up on your host PC. I would suggest you get your home network up and running first.
click here and have a look how I setup my Win98se PC's for ICS.
Further to that I was forced to install Win2000 on the Host PC to support my rather large HD. As soon as I did I found it was almost impossible to set up ICS between two different versions of Windows.
I therefore decided to go down the Router route and ended up with one Pc running Win2000 one running 98se third running Win95.
If you have to have different versions of Windows go down the Router route. I not have a D-Link 604 which has a built in Firewall.
I also found that as the Network protocols are different on different versions of Windows my Windows 98se Pc couldn't logon to the Windows2000 PC. I didn't leave it like that for long as all three PC's are now running Win2000. Maybe if I had setup user permissions then a connection could have been established but I didn't wait to try it.
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