network puzzle

By GryRypa
Feb 22, 2007
  1. Just got in to networking and managed to set up the following network:
    1 Pii computer (os win 2000 pro) connected to a cisco 2501 router which is in turn connected to a 2514 through s0 and this is connected to my main computer (XP) through its on board marvell gigabit slot.
    I have managed to have full connectivity through pinging each interface and can telnet from either pc to both routers.
    Problem is I have no idea on how to have windows see the other computer let alone share files.
    please help
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    Windows File/Print sharing:
    1) enable File/Print Sharing (FPS) in your firewall
    Windows FW, Advanced Tab->Adv Settings
    (other FWs, open ports 139,445 tcp/udp on your LAN IP range)

    2) enable Simple File Sharing (default for Home Ed)

    3) mark some folder as Shared in r/o or allow changes as you please
    right-click the folder->Sharing & Security
    HIGHLY suggest you share only folders within
    \Documents & Settings\yourprofile
    Never share C:\

    4) set all systems to be in the same WORKGROUP
    (right-click My Computer->properties->Computer Name Tab )

    5) from the other system, Map Network drives
  3. GryRypa

    GryRypa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi joe,
    Now when I click on the two a pop up window opens with external port number and internal, so where does the 139 for tcp go (internal or external port)
  4. joked u 2

    joked u 2 TS Rookie Posts: 128

    if you have a cisco router, it may be blocking (or routing) your packets away, so-to-speak. you say you can telnet the router, can you logon to it and "manage" it, do you have the password?
  5. GryRypa

    GryRypa TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I can telnet into both both routers. I guess my weakness is dealing with windows.Right now I am trying to map the drives but when I put the drive as Z and folder name as \\comp1\share32 on the host comp. it an't find the folder
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,342   +622

    allow IN/OUT TCP/UDP source IP {your Lan range} dest IP {the same}
    dest ports (139,445}
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