Networking? - Almost there, just ome small problem



07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Hi, like a lot of people here, I have a similar problem, getting access to
another pc.

My Setup
=======
PC1 (XP Pro+sp2) connected to a Netgear Router/Cable modem
PC2 (XP Pro+sp1) connected to the same router via cat5 cable

Simple file sharing is enabled on both PC's
Both can access the Internet

PC2 can see PC1 and can share files.
PC1 can see PC2 but cannot share files.

I can ping both PC's

Both PC's have Norton Internet Security installed. (Have disabled both, but
still no joy)

Any reasons why I can't access PC2 from PC1?

I have tried different permissions and still no joy. Would a reinstall of
windows be of any benefit?

TIA

Robert L [MS-MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
have you enabled sharing on pc2? do these. on pc2, use net share command and on pc1 use this command net view \\pc1. post back with the resutlt.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:eHjpIZ6WFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi, like a lot of people here, I have a similar problem, getting access to
another pc.

My Setup
=======
PC1 (XP Pro+sp2) connected to a Netgear Router/Cable modem
PC2 (XP Pro+sp1) connected to the same router via cat5 cable

Simple file sharing is enabled on both PC's
Both can access the Internet

PC2 can see PC1 and can share files.
PC1 can see PC2 but cannot share files.

I can ping both PC's

Both PC's have Norton Internet Security installed. (Have disabled both, but
still no joy)

Any reasons why I can't access PC2 from PC1?

I have tried different permissions and still no joy. Would a reinstall of
windows be of any benefit?

TIA

07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
File sharing is enabled on both PC's.

PC1 Net view results:
Sharename - Type - Comment
hpdeskje - Print - Hp Deskjet
My Documents - Disk -

PC2 Net Share results
Share Name - Resource - Remark
IPC$ Remote IPC
ADMINS - C:\Windows - Remote Admin
C$ - C:\ - Default Share
G$ - G:\ - Default Share
F$ - F:\ - Default Share

"Robert L [MS-MVP]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:ujFbHu6WFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
have you enabled sharing on pc2? do these. on pc2, use net share command and on pc1 use this command net view \\pc1. post back with the resutlt.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:eHjpIZ6WFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi, like a lot of people here, I have a similar problem, getting access to
another pc.

My Setup
=======
PC1 (XP Pro+sp2) connected to a Netgear Router/Cable modem
PC2 (XP Pro+sp1) connected to the same router via cat5 cable

Simple file sharing is enabled on both PC's
Both can access the Internet

PC2 can see PC1 and can share files.
PC1 can see PC2 but cannot share files.

I can ping both PC's

Both PC's have Norton Internet Security installed. (Have disabled both, but
still no joy)

Any reasons why I can't access PC2 from PC1?

I have tried different permissions and still no joy. Would a reinstall of
windows be of any benefit?

TIA

Robert L [MS-MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
but in the PC2, all are default sharing. You should share one folder or use net use \\pc2\c$ to access PC2.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:OF%231Nq7WFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
File sharing is enabled on both PC's.

PC1 Net view results:
Sharename - Type - Comment
hpdeskje - Print - Hp Deskjet
My Documents - Disk -

PC2 Net Share results
Share Name - Resource - Remark
IPC$ Remote IPC
ADMINS - C:\Windows - Remote Admin
C$ - C:\ - Default Share
G$ - G:\ - Default Share
F$ - F:\ - Default Share

"Robert L [MS-MVP]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:ujFbHu6WFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
have you enabled sharing on pc2? do these. on pc2, use net share command and on pc1 use this command net view \\pc1. post back with the resutlt.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:eHjpIZ6WFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi, like a lot of people here, I have a similar problem, getting access to
another pc.

My Setup
=======
PC1 (XP Pro+sp2) connected to a Netgear Router/Cable modem
PC2 (XP Pro+sp1) connected to the same router via cat5 cable

Simple file sharing is enabled on both PC's
Both can access the Internet

PC2 can see PC1 and can share files.
PC1 can see PC2 but cannot share files.

I can ping both PC's

Both PC's have Norton Internet Security installed. (Have disabled both, but
still no joy)

Any reasons why I can't access PC2 from PC1?

I have tried different permissions and still no joy. Would a reinstall of
windows be of any benefit?

TIA

07-10-2005, 01:52 AM
Sorry to be a pain, when I installed another drive and partitioned it into two, windows shared them. What if I want to access files from the F drive, how can I if only one folder has default sharing?
"Robert L [MS-MVP]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:OCloj09WFHA.1040@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
but in the PC2, all are default sharing. You should share one folder or use net use \\pc2\c$ to access PC2.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:OF%231Nq7WFHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
File sharing is enabled on both PC's.

PC1 Net view results:
Sharename - Type - Comment
hpdeskje - Print - Hp Deskjet
My Documents - Disk -

PC2 Net Share results
Share Name - Resource - Remark
IPC$ Remote IPC
ADMINS - C:\Windows - Remote Admin
C$ - C:\ - Default Share
G$ - G:\ - Default Share
F$ - F:\ - Default Share

"Robert L [MS-MVP]" <noreply@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:ujFbHu6WFHA.228@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
have you enabled sharing on pc2? do these. on pc2, use net share command and on pc1 use this command net view \\pc1. post back with the resutlt.
For more and other information, go to http://howtonetworking.com.

Don't send e-mail or reply to me except you need consulting services. Posting on MS newsgroup will benefit all readers and you may get more help.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
How to Setup Windows, Network, Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties.

"<<S>>" <srf@ntlworld.com> wrote in message news:eHjpIZ6WFHA.3464@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Hi, like a lot of people here, I have a similar problem, getting access to
another pc.

My Setup
=======
PC1 (XP Pro+sp2) connected to a Netgear Router/Cable modem
PC2 (XP Pro+sp1) connected to the same router via cat5 cable

Simple file sharing is enabled on both PC's
Both can access the Internet

PC2 can see PC1 and can share files.
PC1 can see PC2 but cannot share files.

I can ping both PC's

Both PC's have Norton Internet Security installed. (Have disabled both, but
still no joy)

Any reasons why I can't access PC2 from PC1?

I have tried different permissions and still no joy. Would a reinstall of
windows be of any benefit?

TIA


Networking? - Almost there, just ome small problem