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xp pro peer-to-peer issue

sirjulio
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Last Modified: 2010-03-18
This one's eluding me. Two systems with almost identical specs ie:

asus p4s800 MainB
P4 3GHz 800
512 3200 ram

are connected thru a crossover cable. Both have XP Pro SP1 and no Firewall software installed. There is no internet connection and IP addresses are 198.162.0.2 & 198.162.0.3 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and both are members of the the workgroup MSHOME. One is named FIRST and the other SECOND. Both have been configured with 5 users all with passwords

If I bootup FIRST and logon then bootup SECOND and logon as a different user then explore MSHOME in FIRST with windows explorer I can see both FIRST and SECOND. But if I click on SECOND I get an access denied error. Then when I explore MSHOME from SECOND I get an access denied error to the workgoup in general. This also works the other way around:
If I bootup SECOND and logon then bootup FIRST and logon as a different user then explore MSHOME in SECOND with windows explorer I can see both FIRST and SECOND. But if I click on FISRT I get an access denied error. Then when I explore MSHOME from FIRST I get an access denied error to the workgoup in general.

When I ping from either computer to the other computer the request times out.

Anyone know what's going on?
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