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  If you have a peer to peer network, 3 work stations. The work group was created on all 3 work sations. The same two people have accounts on all three windows xp home ( 1 is actually prof.), though the login names vary like different dirivatives of the first and last names. I added one new account that is the same on all three work stations. When browsing shared folders on the other workstations from across the network, some folders I can open some say insufficent rights ask your administrator. All the w/s are wi/fi with using a netgear wireless router. I have not changed any settings in the router( like adding the name of the new workgroup), the w/s are pulling their ip / gateway from the routers dhcp.
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seems simple enough, im guessing your accessing the default shares on each comp or "shared folder", change the permissions on the folder to allow user to change files if you want them to have full access,  or adjust permissions according your needs, read, write etc, right click on the shared folder and go to properties and click on the sharing tab at the top
 there you can configure permissions. im sure microsoft has a home networking wizard as well but i never use it.

some notes that might affect you:

my documents might be private, you can make your documents private when you add an user account and xp gives you the option of making them private and thus in-accessible

when doing file and print sharing in a small enviroment like yours, usualy best to have all the files on central comp(the xp pro) for backing up and continuity reasons.

create a new folder on the xp pro, called "insert share name here" without qoutes,  right click-goto properties, sharing tab like above say i want to share even though im not using...

xp pro has user accounts and if you choose NOT to use simple file sharing, the user name and password have to match exactly in order to access the folders.  

sometimes on wireless networks the xp netbios browser service does not work fast enough and the computer cannot find computer by name, so if you mapped a drive on blah, and and restarted your comp your computer might not have blah in its sights yet, Map drives via ip  is good but should turn off the dhcp server on your router or reserve ips based on the mac address on each comp

 net use g:\\servername\share
or net use lpt1: \\servername\printer

do a net view \\servername or net view \\ip address to see if the netbios is on the ball

the last problem people run into is that ms home does not store network passwords, even blank ones. Who would buy xp pro if xp home was cheaper and worked the same?
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