I have read the threads of two related questions:
but I can't see a solution (or at least I don't understand it). So here's my problem:
I am running a small local network consisting of a tower with Win98 and
a laptop with WinXP. TCP/IP connection is OK in both directions, i.e. "ping tower"
gives me 4 good packets from 192.168.0.2 and "ping laptop" the same from 192.168.0.3.
(IP adresses fixed). I can access shared directories on my laptop from the tower. But most of the time (sometimes it works...) I get one of two error messages (translated from German):
If I click on network drive T: in Explorer:
"Error restoring connection of T: to \\Tower\Harddisk
Microsoft Windows network: The local device name is already in use.
The connection is not restored."
If I click on the "Tower" icon in my network neighborhood:
"Can't access \\Tower. You are possibly not authorized to use this network resource.
Contact the server's admin to find out whether you are authorized.
The time limit for the semaphore has been reached."
To make things clear: I am using 100MB full duplex on both network adaptors. It doesn't
matter if my firewalls are running or not and - yes, sometimes it works both ways.