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File Sharing between XP Home and XP Pro

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I have a wireless network using a Dlink router and a laptop running XP Home, and my main computer running XP pro.  I have only TCP/IP installed, and can access shared folders on the laptop (XP Home) fine from the other, but no computers on my network can connect to the XP Pro. computer's shared resources, and when I click on its icon in the "Workgroup Computers" I get the error:

"...not accessible.  You might not have permission to use this network resource."

On my main machine I don't recall ever having set up any passwords ort user permissions.   Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, please.
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Did you set up the same logon (user ID and PW) on the main desktop as you have on the laptop? In order to share anything in XP Pro, you need to have that user listed on the user accounts, START/CONTROL PANEL/USER ACCOUNTS  - - or if you're using the Category View, START/CONTROL PANEL/USER ACCOUNTS.
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OK, great. Well I followed all your great advice, from the top to the bottom, and now I can access the shared drives that show up in my network places, however, when I just try to access the root like \\Server or through the "View Workgroup Computers"  I get the same error.  Why is it that I cannot browse the root shares?
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You can access the root by going to

\\server\c$

(or d$ if you have 2 disks)

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use this command

\\xppro\sharenames

User ID and Logon popup

login in using xp pro id

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OK, Got a little further tonight.

I had to install IPX on both machines, then on both machines I created a new account with the same name and password which then allows me to browse the network and the shares.  One thing I wonder is, how can I set it to work without defining a password on my PC.  It is annoying having to log on with the password all the time.

Thank you all for your help, this will be tough figuring how to split points.

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Oh yeah, and in Local Security Setings under Security Options I set the:

Network Access: Sharing and Security model for local accounts
to
Classic: Local Users authenticate as themselves

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There is an option under control panel users to remove the password

( Change an account , select then choose remove password )

This should work.

The fact you used ipx suggests that the IP stack is corrupt.

Cheers
Ian
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