XP Home/Pro access problems with small networking solution via wirless network
Posted on 2004-09-01
I have two desktop computers, one running Windows XP Home connected to the internet via a wire to a wireless router and another running Windows XP Pro connected to the internet via a wireless connection (PCI Card). They are called Jenniespc and Richardspc respectively.
Now the Jenniespc (Home Ed) can access all the computers on the network just fine, but Richardspc (Pro Ed) can only access the internet and its own shared files.
Also when I click on "view workgroup computers" in "My network places" and try to access Jenniespc from Richardspc I get the error message "\\Jenniespc is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions. Access is denied."
Both PCs belong to the same workgroup (lewis-net).
Both PCs can ping each other via IP and "PC Name".
Both PCs windows firewall is turned off.
Richards PC has disabled simple file sharing.
To me it seems like the Home Edition of XP is not granting access properly, can anybody help me please?