Thread: Problem with network.
May 20th, 2006, 02:50 PM #1
Problem with network.
I'm trying to get my computers to access stuff from eachother over our network.
I already had 3 comps on a network......able to look and maniuplate files........print on my printer.....
but once my comp got a virus......and i couldnt boot.......i attached the hardrive to this comp i had in my closet that we're supposed to give away.......put my important stuff on it.......then reformatted.......
got it back to the 3 comps able to do the network stuff........but the 4th computer always tell me it cant access the network.......and my comp can see the 4th comp on the network.....but syas it cant access it.....
any help please?
May 20th, 2006, 07:08 PM #2
May 20th, 2006, 07:37 PM #3
I used to have this problem.
Okay, for me, the problem was the SSID of the network. Most likely, the PC that cant be seen my others is on the wrong network. You can correct this by right clicking on my computer and clicking the tab 'Computer Name'. You can then set a new name for the network and PC name.
Another reason which may affect it is the firewall. You might be doing all this but then realize the firewall on that PC is stopping all connections. This needs to be corrected. Put the firewall down for a few mins and try accessing it.
A good way to see the networks is by clicking onto map harddrive in the tools menu in my computer.
May 20th, 2006, 07:49 PM #4
what in the world are you talking about Jimmy? The SSID is name for a wireless network not the name of the computer.
Switch please tell us what operating system the machine is running and do you have file sharing enabled?
May 20th, 2006, 08:08 PM #5
both are on xp home...and i ran the netwoprk setup wizard on both and enabled file sharing......i can see the pc...but cant access it
May 20th, 2006, 08:16 PM #6Originally Posted by GroundZero3
Yes i know, but i can also affect the connectivity between the computers on the network. If they are on different networks, accessing and manipualting files can be impossible.
Basically, just make sure all the computers are on the same SSID and that firewall are down.
May 20th, 2006, 08:29 PM #7
well i have both on wired......tried turning firewall off......nothing.....both are on same workgroup (Defcon) both have fileshargin on.......MY computer can manipulate my parents laptops files fine, and they can print to my printer.......but the other computer the files i want are on......it wont access the network at all......all computers can see it but arent able to access it...
May 20th, 2006, 08:34 PM #8Originally Posted by J1mmy
Switch, do you have simple file sharing enabled? I suggest you disable it
May 20th, 2006, 08:39 PM #9
how do i disable it? cuz all that site tells me is how to enable stuff.......which none of it works......
May 20th, 2006, 08:40 PM #10
May 20th, 2006, 08:43 PM #11
yes but i have xp HOME on both not pro, and i've heard not to run the wizard.....but i already have..... =\
May 20th, 2006, 08:46 PM #12
whoops i forgot they neutered xp home
does the home machine have a password?
May 20th, 2006, 08:48 PM #13
nope niether of them have a password
May 20th, 2006, 08:56 PM #14
what happens when you try to map a drive to the share folder on the other computer instead of using the network neighborhood crap?
May 20th, 2006, 09:07 PM #15
well when i try to map a network shared drive from my comp..the other comp doesnt show up...and from the other comp i cant access ther network
May 21st, 2006, 03:57 AM #16
May 21st, 2006, 04:12 AM #17Originally Posted by _Switch_
Then do a ping 127.0.0.1 on both computers and then a ping ***.***.***.*** (<- ip address) on each computer.
BTW, I know, this is trivial - but you cannot access X$ shares (where X is the drive letter) you have to create a new share with a different name.... Also, I would recommend disabling Caching for the Share.
Also, but I doubt this is gonna work, do an ipconfig /renew on that 4th computer...Bluegrass ROCKS!!!
May 21st, 2006, 12:02 PM #18
Alright, did the ipconfig on both......both have ip's........both have same subnet....i pinged 127.0.0.1 on both.....worked great......i tried pinging the other computer (192.168.0.103) from mine (192.168.0.108) and it wouldnt work.....then i tried pinging mine from the other computer......and it was fine....another thing.....is would it be a problem if my computer i set it for a set ip address......and the other is just getting the info from my router?
May 21st, 2006, 12:38 PM #19
Have you checked the network name for the 4th computer that doesnt show up when mapping the harddrive?
This has often been the case with me beacause one computer is on another network and doesn show up on the network you expect it to.
May 21st, 2006, 01:19 PM #20Originally Posted by _Switch_
when you mapped the share did you use the name of the computer or the ip address. use the ip address
go to start > run type
\\192.168.0.103\share name or C$
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