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I've been tearing my hair out here trying to sort out a network problem. I recently bought a Belkin wireless router and set it up as per instructions. I have the main pc hard wired to the router and a second pc connected wirelessly. The main pc can access the internet and see/change files on the other pc. However the wirelessly connected pc cannot see the files on the main pc though it can access the internet. It is not a firewall problemm as I still have no joy even with the firewalls turned off on both machines. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Barney
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are you using XP Home? thats not the best for networking functions, i had problems with file sharing over the network with it.
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Have you got a share setup on the pc so it can see it? Is the share set correct ie everyone has access?

Try from the wireless pc

net use p: \\hardwiredpcname\c$ password on wired pc /user: username on wired pc. So if the pc is called mypc and the user on the wired pc is admin with a password of password you would type

net use p: \\mypc\c$ password /user: admin

If it work you can save this line as a text file called connect.cmd and double click on it to connect next time

The problem is often that windows trys to connect you with the username and password from the pc your on and naturally its not know on the other pc.

The best way is to create and account on the second pc with the same username and password as the one you are trying to connect to and log on with that
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are you using XP Home? thats not the best for networking functions, i had problems with file sharing over the network with it.


There is no Problem what so ever using Xp Home for networking, I have set up many networks using it.

Are both your PCs on the same workgroup? If not then they wont see each other.
As mentioned by mwright you need to have at least one folder showing as shared on each PC for them to be able to see each other.
Njal
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Microsoft and others have setup guides to networking which might be worth working through, eg:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813936

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=1428

Regards

Neil
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Thanks for the replies guys.

OK. I am using XP home but have not had any bother setting up a network in the past with this.
Both pc's have shares set up with access to all.
I have tried having the user name for the admin account on both the pc's the same, neither have a password.
Both the pc's are on the same workgroup and as I said the main pc can see the other pc just not the otherway round.
I'll take a look at those article links.
Is it possible that XP on one of the machine has become corrupt causing this problem.
As I say I'm not totally new to networking but this problem is driving me crazy.

Cheers again...Barney
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netbios over tcp/ip enabled on the wireless ?
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Is the wireless sid the same name as the workgroup it should be?

Can you ping the pc by name or by ip?

did you try
net use p: \\mypc\c$ password /user: admin

or try
net use p: \\ip address\c$ password /user: admin as this might solve it.
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Hi

I had exactly the same problem and tried all the above suggestions and then some!

This did the trick for me http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B913628&x=2&y=8

Seemed a bit of a long shot but worked like a dream.

Rob