network not sharing right

By rpg500e
Aug 28, 2006
  1. ok heres my situation, there is a main desktop pc with a printer and internet/router connected directly to it and there is also another desktop and a laptop. the main pc can access internet print and access shared files from the other desktop but not the laptop. The secondary desktop can access internet, print from the shared printer and shre files FROM that computer to the main one, but not access files on the laptop or the main desktop. The laptop can access internet, but no printer or file sharing at all. So id like to get all the sharing up and running.
    Thanks alot
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,132   +983

    all systems must be in the same WORKGROUP name.
    XP likes XPHOME and the others like WORKGROUP.

    do you SEE all system names when opening
    My Network Places- Entire Network- MS Network - $workgroup-name​
    on each system?
  3. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    all xp pro ??
    all need sharing permissions and security settings the same
    under the shares tab advanced add NETWORK same for security
    do on all machines reboot or log off then in
    all same workgroup makes it easyer
    if any are xp home the home machine must be logged with same user name and password of xp pro machine

    let us know
    good luck
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