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Networking question

By ingeborgdot
Aug 23, 2008
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  1. I have two computers that I would like to be able to connect to one another if possible. One is being used as a music and video server with my Russound Cav6.6 whole house audio video system. The other is in the office.
    The computer in the a/v room is running XP Pro SP3 and the office is Vista Ultimate 64bit. I am connected through a 2wire router and am hard wired and not wireless. What I want to be able to do is access music and videos off the office computer. I would also like to control and work with a program called Casa Tunes that the A/V computer has on it. The problem that I am having right now is that it recognizes the computers on the network but it won't let me in. I have been able to connect before but I can't seem to now. Is there something I might be missing? Thanks.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    concentrate on getting file sharing fixed and then address the a/v (DRM) issues.

    create a folder on each system and place some simple files in both: eg notepad documents, gifs and jpgs if you have any.

    Share the file on each system.

    Now try to access systemA-->systemB\Shared Folder Name and conversley.

    When this works, you can assess if DRM is getting in the way.
     
  3. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    Well, I got it now so it does not give that it can't connect but it comes up with the box that says username and password. The problem is when I put in the username and password it changes the user name to the computer name and then the username and then it won't do anything that I can tell.
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    Code:
    when on this system         and      accessing this one
        systemA                              systemB\SharedFolder
    
    the user/password needed
        systemB-login\password
    
     
  5. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    I can ping the other computer and do a remote desktop connection without any problem but I can't just connect to the other computer without remote. I will keep on trying and see what the heck is wrong.
     
  6. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    I got it to work from the Media pc to the office pc. (xp to vista).
    I can't get it to work from the vista pc to the xp pc. I must need to do something more in the xp machine to allow access.
     
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

  8. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    I can get it from the vista machine but not from the xp machine. I can see the folders on my other machine from my vista machine but just can't access them.
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

    use the Control Panel -> Windows Firewall

    Click Enable Firewall; then

    On the exception tab; check File and Print Sharing
    Click OK
     
  10. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    That is already done. That is why I am frustrated. I don't know what I am doing wrong.
     
  11. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 756

    I tried mapping the drive but this is what happened.
    The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Not enought server storage is available to process this command
     
     
  12. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,426   +317

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