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By philwalker ยท 8 replies
Aug 3, 2005
  1. Hi all

    Newbie so please be gentle.

    I have absolutely no networking experience at all, but have managed to set up a simple network connection between my pc and daughters laptop, so we can share files/internet.

    Internet sharing working fine, but if I try to access one computer from another, I get the "ACCESS DENIED" message. This happens both ways (ie PC to laptop AND laptop to PC) :(

    Very frustrated, please help!! :giddy:

    Thanks in advance
  2. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    first.. how are you trying to access the other computer... via My Network places.. or are you trying to do something like this...

    Start>run> \\ipaddressOfcomputer\

    how is your internet shared, is it via a broadband router?
    have you went through the MS network setup wizard?
    have you ever been able to access the other computer?
  3. philwalker

    philwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Am tying to access pc;s though "view workgroup computers"

    Cant see them anywhere else.

    Internet connection is via a simple crossover cable.

    Did the Network Setup Wizard, seemed to go fine got shaed internet straight away, but no access via pc;s to files/folders/drives, which are shared.

  4. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    well since this is via simple crossover cable 1st thing to look at.
    what o/s is on both computers..

    we know you are able to communicate to the other because the internet works.

    1 question... you can see both computers when viewning your network in network places. correct?
  5. philwalker

    philwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nothing in my network places

    laptop is XP home, my PC XP pro.

    I cant access the internet on laptop with windows firewall on, so thats turned off.

    Am using Kerio, but allowed access to internet through that ok.
  6. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    I would try going through the network setup wizard again, especially if you do not know alot about networking.. otherwise i could walk you through manually configuring your ip/subnet information.

    one other question. what kind of internet connection are you using.. i am assuming you are either using broadband via usb or second network card, or a dialup modem.

    when you walk though the network wizard make sure your workgroups are set the same on both computers.

    now lets try a couple things.

    find the ip address on both computers."must be done on each computer"

    1.> GOTO start>run type CMD hit enter...
    2> from command prompt type "ipconfig /all"
    what is the ip address for both computers?

    after you have the ip address do this
    1.>GOTO start>run type "\\ipaddress\" hit enter...
    does it bring up an explorer window or error?
  7. philwalker

    philwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My ip address


    tied the run ip address command from my pc with laptops ip addess and got

  8. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    ok. lets do this. eliminate your firewall, so disable it and try again.
    IP scheme looks somewhat accurate. on the have a default gateway of

    also what internet connection do you have?
  9. philwalker

    philwalker TS Rookie Topic Starter


    USB modem to 1meg ADSL

    IP config correct,, but still cant access anything with firewall disabled, other than internet

    off to bed shortly, but if u around tomorow evening, will have another bash

    Thanks mate :approve:
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