cannot access a shared folder of a Windows Me PC from a Windows XP

cannot access a shared folder of a Windows Me PC from a Windows XP

Post by a2FuZ29 » Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:01:02



My configuration: A very basic home WLAN network with:
- 1 Netgear Router/ADSL Modem
- 1 Windows Me desktop with a printer ("desktop")
- 1 Windows XP Pro laptop with SP1 ("laptop")

No firewall on the "desktop" and "laptop".
IP addesses are assigned by DHCP by the Netgear box.
NetBios on TCP/IP is enabled on both the "desktop" and "latop".
Netbios services are running.
I have assigned "MSHOME" as the workgroup name to both the "desktop" and the
"laptop".
I have shared a folder on both the "desktop" and the "laptop".

I can ping the "laptop" from the "desktop" and also do the opposite, using
either IP addresses and hostnames.
I can access the shared folder of the "laptop" from the "desktop".

I cannot access the shared folder of the "desktop" from the "laptop".


From a DOS CMD on the "laptop"
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(I made a translation from French, so some terms may not be exact).



IP Address of the node : [192.168.0.2] extended ID : []

Table of NetBIOS names of remote hosts

Nom Type State
---------------------------------------------
PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
MSHOME <00> Group Registered
PC <03> UNIQUE Registered

MAC Address = 00-0F-B5-04-A6-CC

The system error 53 occurred.

The list is empty.


I made some traces on the "laptop" using Ethereal
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192.168.0.2 192.168.0.255 NBNS Name query NB desktop<00>
192.168.0.3 Broadcast ARP Who has 192.168.0.2? Tell
192.168.0.3
192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 ARP 192.168.0.2 is at 00:0c:30:12:f0:91
192.168.0.3 192.168.0.2 NBNS Name query response NB 192.168.0.3
192.168.0.2 192.168.0.3 NBNS Name query NBSTAT desktop<00>
192.168.0.3 192.168.0.2 NBNS Name query response NBSTAT

192.168.0.2 192.168.0.255 NBNS Name query NB desktop<20>
192.168.0.2 192.168.0.255 NBNS Name query NB desktop<20>
192.168.0.2 192.168.0.255 NBNS Name query NB desktop<20>

You can see that the "nbstat -a" command works fine.
And the "net view" command failed after 3 attempts. (no answer from the
"desktop")
You can see that 2 Name Queries are slightly different.
According to Ethereal:
- <00> means "workstation/redirector"
- <20> means "server service"

Any help is very welcome. I have read most of the articles in the forum
during the last day without success.
Thanks a lot in advance.
 
 
 

cannot access a shared folder of a Windows Me PC from a Windows XP

Post by Carey Holz » Mon, 13 Dec 2004 08:26:55

So the XP computer cannot access the shares on the ME computer?

Follow these setup rules:

www.careyholzman.com/net1.htm

Carey