File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by TWlrZ » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:54:01


I set up a wireless home network: Linksys Wireless-G Router, Desktop Computer
(ethernet to router), Notebook (wireless), both XP Home. I can access the
internet from the notebook , and the notebook can print on the printer hooked
to the desktop. I can see the notebook from the desktop under "View
Workgroup" computers, but cannot access the notebook - error message "Network
Path Not Found". Pinging the notebook brings no results.

From the laptop, I can see the desktop, but cannot access - error message
"Access is denied". I can successfully ping the desktop.

Any suggestions?
 
 
 

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by Aaro » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:00:08

Are they any firewalls, including the windows firewall enabled on either of
the two computers?

 
 
 

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by TWlrZ » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:16:02

I've disabled the firewalls, along with McAfee virus software. Doesn't seem
to help.
 
 
 

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by Newpor » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:24:37

Maybe you can have better luck here
"microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless"
news group
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File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by Gordo » Fri, 16 Jun 2006 15:59:53


Is your WAP broadcasting dhcp? I had exactly the same problem until I gave
each machine a static IP address.....

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Gordon Burgess-Parker
Systems and Management Accounting
www.gbpcomputing.co.uk
 
 
 

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by TWlrZ » Sat, 17 Jun 2006 10:16:02

I am a bit of a newbie for networking. How can I tell if my WAP (not sure
what that stands for) is broadscasting dhcp? When I run an ipconfig/all, it
does list a DHCP server at 192.168.1.1

Thanks
 
 
 

File Sharing on Wireless Network- Can Share Printer, Not Files

Post by Gordo » Sat, 17 Jun 2006 15:45:13


WAP= Wireless Access Point......
What may be happening is that the WAP is giving a different range of IP
addresses to the laptop compared to the wired desktop. Go into the Network
Card properties on each machine and see if the IP addresses are in the same
range......

--
Gordon Burgess-Parker
Systems and Management Accounting
www.gbpcomputing.co.uk