Cannot Access shared folders



Panchi
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
I have 2 PCs "A" and "B" both having XP Pro connected via NIC. A is
connected directly to internet via ADSL modem and B connects to the internet
through A. I can access the internet on both however I am unable to access
any shared folders/drives on any PC. On trying to access workgroup computers
in "My Network Places" gives an error : Workgroup is not accessible......
The list of servers for this workgroup is not available.

Both have the same Wrokgroup. SFS has been disabled on both PC's and Classic
users authenticate as themselves in the Local Security Policy.

I can ping A from B but I cannot ping B from A.Is there any step that I
might be missing?

Chuck
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
On Fri, 20 May 2005 19:16:40 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:

>I have 2 PCs "A" and "B" both having XP Pro connected via NIC. A is
>connected directly to internet via ADSL modem and B connects to the internet
>through A. I can access the internet on both however I am unable to access
>any shared folders/drives on any PC. On trying to access workgroup computers
>in "My Network Places" gives an error : Workgroup is not accessible......
>The list of servers for this workgroup is not available.
>
>Both have the same Wrokgroup. SFS has been disabled on both PC's and Classic
>users authenticate as themselves in the Local Security Policy.
>
>I can ping A from B but I cannot ping B from A.Is there any step that I
>might be missing?

Panchi,

Asymmetrical ping is quite likely a firewall problem, or maybe a name resolution
problem. What's the exact text of the ping error?
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html>

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Panchi
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
Chuck,

The exact text when I ping from A to B:

Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out
Request timed out
Request timed out

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

However on pinging from B to A shows TTL=128 with 0%loss of packets.



Panchi


"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 20 May 2005 19:16:40 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:
>
>>I have 2 PCs "A" and "B" both having XP Pro connected via NIC. A is
>>connected directly to internet via ADSL modem and B connects to the
>>internet
>>through A. I can access the internet on both however I am unable to access
>>any shared folders/drives on any PC. On trying to access workgroup
>>computers
>>in "My Network Places" gives an error : Workgroup is not accessible......
>>The list of servers for this workgroup is not available.
>>
>>Both have the same Wrokgroup. SFS has been disabled on both PC's and
>>Classic
>>users authenticate as themselves in the Local Security Policy.
>>
>>I can ping A from B but I cannot ping B from A.Is there any step that I
>>might be missing?
>
> Panchi,
>
> Asymmetrical ping is quite likely a firewall problem, or maybe a name
> resolution
> problem. What's the exact text of the ping error?
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from
> experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.

Chuck
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
On Fri, 20 May 2005 20:42:43 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:

>Chuck,
>
>The exact text when I ping from A to B:
>
>Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data:
>
>Request timed out.
>Request timed out
>Request timed out
>Request timed out
>
>Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
>
>However on pinging from B to A shows TTL=128 with 0%loss of packets.
>
>
>
>Panchi

Panchi,

When you get "Request timed out", and assuming that "192.168.0.2" is the valid
ip address, you've most probably got a firewall problem.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#Firewall>

--
Cheers,
Chuck
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Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

Panchi
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
I have configured the firewall..... But now, the other computer is not
visible in My Network Places. I can ping each computer from the other. SFS
is disabled and the Local Security Policy is set to classic for Network
access.


"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 20 May 2005 20:42:43 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:
>
>>Chuck,
>>
>>The exact text when I ping from A to B:
>>
>>Pinging 192.168.0.2 with 32 bytes of data:
>>
>>Request timed out.
>>Request timed out
>>Request timed out
>>Request timed out
>>
>>Ping statistics for 192.168.0.2:
>> Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
>>
>>However on pinging from B to A shows TTL=128 with 0%loss of packets.
>>
>>
>>
>>Panchi
>
> Panchi,
>
> When you get "Request timed out", and assuming that "192.168.0.2" is the
> valid
> ip address, you've most probably got a firewall problem.
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#Firewall>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from
> experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.

Chuck
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
On Sat, 21 May 2005 11:11:40 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:

>I have configured the firewall..... But now, the other computer is not
>visible in My Network Places. I can ping each computer from the other. SFS
>is disabled and the Local Security Policy is set to classic for Network
>access.

Panchi,

OK, now you have a browser problem. The browser provides the content in My
Network Places.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/browstat-utility-from-microsoft.html>

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

Panchi
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
Thank you Chuck for all the help you have given. Everything is set and
working perfect.


"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 21 May 2005 11:11:40 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:
>
>>I have configured the firewall..... But now, the other computer is not
>>visible in My Network Places. I can ping each computer from the other. SFS
>>is disabled and the Local Security Policy is set to classic for Network
>>access.
>
> Panchi,
>
> OK, now you have a browser problem. The browser provides the content in
> My
> Network Places.
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/browstat-utility-from-microsoft.html>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from
> experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.

Chuck
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
On Sat, 21 May 2005 20:41:34 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:

>Thank you Chuck for all the help you have given. Everything is set and
>working perfect.

Panchi,

That's great news. Just for our education (which is the purpose of this forum),
what did you fix?

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

Panchi
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
Actually, the problem was with the firewall itself. After having it
configured properly, I restarted and changed the settings accidentally due
to which the PCs weren't showing up on the Network Places. So, in the end I
didn't use the browstat utility. However I had been through the links you
provided just for my information.

Thanks.



"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 21 May 2005 20:41:34 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:
>
>>Thank you Chuck for all the help you have given. Everything is set and
>>working perfect.
>
> Panchi,
>
> That's great news. Just for our education (which is the purpose of this
> forum),
> what did you fix?
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from
> experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.

Chuck
07-10-2005, 02:53 AM
On Sat, 21 May 2005 21:45:40 -0700, "Panchi" <atifathotmaildotcom> wrote:

>Actually, the problem was with the firewall itself. After having it
>configured properly, I restarted and changed the settings accidentally due
>to which the PCs weren't showing up on the Network Places. So, in the end I
>didn't use the browstat utility. However I had been through the links you
>provided just for my information.

Thanks for the update, Panchi. Enjoy the links - more each day.

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not necessarily a bad thing - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.


Cannot Access shared folders