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Why can I not access wireless XP pc running broadband connection from another XP & ME pc

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I have 3 pc's two with XP (pc1 & pc2) and one with Windows Me (Pc3)
all pc's are on the workgroup "network1"
pc2 & pc3 have a wireless pci card installed and
pc1 has a wireless access point connected to it via a patch cable together with a  adsl usb modem
pc1 can access the broadband thus has internet connectivity
it can also view and access the shared folders on pc2 and pc3.
pc2 and pc3 can view and access each others shares
however pc2 and pc3 cannot access pc1, the message is that access is denied
all pc's can ping each other.

should the ip address, subnet and default gateway be static on pc2 & pc3
also in order to share the internet connection on pc1 what should the gateway be for pc2 & pc3, should it be the ip address of the access point or pc1.

thanks
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Have you check to make sure no firewalls are running on PC1? A firewall such as XP builtin Internet Connection Firewall or third party firewalls such as ZoneAlarm or Norton's Internet Security could be blocking them from sharing files.

Also is Client for Microsoft Networks enabled for the network card that plugs in to the WAP? I assume you have Internet Connection Sharing enabled on PC1.
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by:exdos
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no firewall is installed or running (XP one)
also Client for Microsoft Networks is enabled
pci is running ICS
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by:Gareth Gudger
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Can they ping PC1 by its IP and computer name?

What happens if you do...
STart==>Run==> type \\pc1 (if that is the name of it) and hit enter.
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by:exdos
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all pc's can ping each other by the ip address i did not try the pc name
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I noticed in this setup that no lists of user names were found in the users panel. I assume that the users have joined the abc workgroup as they felt it would help enable ics to run.
I tried using the wizard to setup anew home/ small network. at the end of the wizard on the host pc i got the following message
an error occured during configuration of the network of this computer
you can configure it manually or run wiazard again
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Managed to sort the issue. For some strange reason pc1 would wanted the ipaddress 196.168.0.1 which was the address of the access point. Therefore i connected to the a/p changed it's ip address and then ran the network setup wizard again.
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great stuff.
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