my network/shared folders only connect one way

By frasierdog2
May 1, 2005
  1. I have a home network for my DSL connection and two computers. I am using an actiontec gateway to connect the computers. I had my network running fine but one day it just quit on me. For clarafication i shall call the newer dell computer A and the older dell computer B. Computer A has the windows standard firewall as well as the Mcaffee firewall. At one point i had to setup the mcaffee firewall for my network and then it was fixed. Computer B only has the windows standard firewall.

    On computer A i can see my shared folders and computer B's shared folders in my network places. But on computer B (since the mysterious problem) i can only see the shared folders on computer B. But, on computer B if i go to "view workgroup computers" i can still see computer A there, but it says i don't have permission. I tried to set permission to one of the user names on B but it didn't work.

    any help anyone. i have no clue what i'm doing
  2. flamer2204

    flamer2204 TS Rookie Posts: 28

    maybe try disabling the mcaffee firewall and see if that is blocking it. also try disabling the windows firewall and leaving mcaffee on. if none of this works disable all the firewalls.
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    disabling sometimes does not work you should try first to stop the firewall services on boot
    go to your ap and chnge settings for start up of app
    reboot now the services should not be running ,test your net now
    if you are still not able to connect
    on pc that you can't get into
    if you have note done so under sharing allow network
    here you can change what type of permissions allowed
  4. frasierdog2

    frasierdog2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah, tried disabling the firewalls: no success

    and could you elaborate a bit more and setting permissions in XP please
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