I have networked two home PC's, Host is running XP HE and client is running 98. The two network adaptors are connected by cross over network cable and do yalk to each other. The client shows the host in network neighbourhood but cannot open the host as a message appear saying donit have access. The host computer (XP HE) will not show any computers in view workgroup comps., and eventually a message appears saying you donot have acces to MSHOME. Both have been set up using The XP network set up. The Host is running Blackice firewall. Any ideas wher I may have gone wrong or what is blocking access ti the Host??
It might help, but not all firewalls are equal. Some are designed purely for protecting from inbound traffic on a single computer (mainly free editions). I use ZoneAlarm Pro which is suitable for networks and shared connections such as ICS, NAT, etc..