network access



mitch
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
i set up a home network on my windows XP laptop and my Windows 2000 desktop

but when i try to access XP(from 2000) it denies me access

and when i try to access 2000 (from XP) it prompts for a password

guestfromhell
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
they need to be both in the same workgroup, and make sure there an
account called GUEST on each machine enabled, and with no password

Alternatively, try sharing the drives and creating a mapped network
drive from My Computer


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Malke
07-09-2005, 11:48 PM
guestfromhell wrote:

>
> they need to be both in the same workgroup, and make sure there an
> account called GUEST on each machine enabled, and with no password
>
> Alternatively, try sharing the drives and creating a mapped network
> drive from My Computer
>
>
Please quote some of the original post for clarity. Here is the OP's
question:

"i set up a home network on my windows XP laptop and my Windows 2000
desktop but when i try to access XP(from 2000) it denies me access and
when i try to access 2000 (from XP) it prompts for a password"

Machines do *not* have to be in the same Workgroup to share
files/printers. It is just neater that way. Enabling the Guest account,
while standard in XP Home, is considered a security risk with other
operating systems and should not be done.

To share resources between the Win2k desktop and the XP laptop:

1. Make identical user accounts/passwords on both machines.

2. Share out desired resources on both machines.

3. Check firewall configurations on both machines. On the XP box, if you
have Service Pack 2 and are using the Windows Firewall put a check in
the box for File & Printer Sharing on the Exceptions tab. If you are
using third-party firewalls, make sure those programs have your lan as
trusted. Consult those firewalls' Help files for how to do this.

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