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I am beginner in networking and I have setup a small home wireless network as follows :
[A] -> Sony Vaio laptop PCG-GRT260G - Pentium IV - 2.8 - I gb mem. Built-in Wi-Fi 802.11g - Windows XP home
[B] -> Toshiba Portégé 7140CT - Pentium III -0.8 - 0.512 gb mem -PCMCIA WI-FI card Sitcom 802.11b - Windows 2000 pro

[A] shares Internet with [B] and it works fine
[B] sees [A]
[A] sees [B] but only [Printers and Faxes] and [Scheduled Tasks]

I have given in [B] full access to 'everyone' and shared disk C: with all directories and I do not succeed to have access to [B] C:
from [A]
Can somebody help me to solve this strange issue ?
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I'll presume that you have both A & B in the same workgroup?  Or does B see A because of ICS?
Try this from Start->Run->CMD on A

NET USE \\[B]\IPC$ /USER:\\[B]\Administrator <ENTER>
Should be asked for a password...

Post back with the results...

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Commented:
Thank you.
I have not been asked for a password though there is one to access [B]
Here are the results :
Remote name: \\chantal\\IPC$
Resource type : IPC
Status : OK
# opens : 1
# connections : 1
The command completed successfully
Hope that helps
José
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Hi José - after that connection is made - can you try
Start->Run->\\chantal\c$ <ENTER>
???

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Here is what I got :
[The network path was not found]
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Can you 'ping' chantal?

Start->Run->CMD <enter>
PING Chantal
You should receive 4 replies...
If so, note the reply address and try my last post with that instead of chantal

For instance:
Start->Run->\\192.168.1.102\c$ <enter>

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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jose>ping chantal

Pinging chantal [192.168.0.167] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.0.167: bytes=32 time=29ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.167: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.167: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.0.167: bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.0.167:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 29ms, Average = 9ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Jose>\\192.168.0.167\c$
Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jose>
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Does the same account exist on BOTH devices with the SAME password?
This should work, if you set it up this way...

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Both devices use the same password but what do you mean by the same account ?
Administrator ? In that case both use same account and same password.
Why do I have a logon failure using the correct ping ?
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Well.. It becomes a little bit complicated for a networking beginner.
I am convinced that the problem comes from a bad configuration of [B] because I have in the meantime added a third computer [C]  Toshiba Windows 2000 with same devices WI-FI and however using a different password.
[A] is of course asking for the password but afterwards sees [C] completely and can work with all folders and files.
What could I check in the configuration of [B] which could prevent viewing and  accessing its C:  drive ?
May I ask you to give me simple instructions step by step as you did in the first messages because as I told you I am a beginner in networking and the last but not the least 'english' is not my mother language.
Thank you  for your help.

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Commented:
I finally got it.
I have just add a new share name in [B] sharing C: [c-Chantal] and that's it. It works now normally and I can see and use all folders in [B] from [A].
Anyway I grant you the points because you have been very helpfull.
Thank you again
José
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Sorry I've been away.  Glad you've got it working though.
Happy to help.
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