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I have set up a wireless network between my XP machine and a laptop running Windows 98. I have set everything up according to the instructions which come wirh both the card for the XP machine and the PCMCIA card in the laptop. even though I can see the folders on the XPO machine from the laptop. I get the message "You do not have permission to access these folders" I have set the folder to share on the network. What am I doing wrong?
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by:Phoenix92x
ID: 10713512
Well, the way to fix this is to set up a username for the 98 machine. Call it something like "98" and make the password whatever you like. Note, you're making this account on the XP machine.
Alternatively (and this isn't very secure) you should set the sharing permissions to "everyone" and set the checks to all boxes.
Hope this helps!
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by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10713561
You need to access it with the correct credentials..  Is this XP Home or Pro..??  With Pro, you need to turn off Simple File Sharing  (http://comp.bio.uci.edu/security/xp_simple.htm) and then open up the folder's properties > Security tab..  and set up the proper permissions...

On the 98 box, you need to create a user account with the same credentials as those on the XP box that have the permissions you have set on that folder..

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by:Phoenix92x
ID: 10713797
FE, I don't think dan needs the user account on the 98 box. If another account exists on XP it should prompt him to enter user name and password. Good spot with Home Vs Pro though, simple file sharing can screw things up.

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by:Fatal_Exception
ID: 10713903
yea..  just trying to make it easy on him...  

If you really want to access these quickly you can use the Net Use command in a batch file...

net use x: \\servername\sharename password  /user:username

Fill in all the names and password with your config  (everything but /user)

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by:dan390339
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This is XP Pro
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by:Fatal_Exception
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Turn off Simple File Sharing then..  (see above)..   much easier with it off..  Then let us know if it is connecting..

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by:dan390339
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I have since loaded XP onto the laptop so there are no compatiility issues. I still get nearly the same thing. I can access the laptop files from the pc but not vice versa. It comes up with the drives but then denies access when I click on the drives. It even shared the broadband automatically! And it works! I just wish I could access the desktop files from the laptop..
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Fatal_Exception earned 500 total points
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So you now have XP on both machines...  If you have created identical users on each, with the same credentials, you should be able to access without an issue...

Try using the UNC to access it now..  Start > Run > \\computername (or ipaddress)\c$

C$ is the hidden share and if you have set yourself up in the Admin Group, you should be able to connect to the root of the drive..

Let us know..

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Thanks..

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