Unable to share files/connect to other computers
Posted on 2004-09-14
I have 3 computers on my network right now...I have two routers, one linksys wired 4port, and one wireless...the two routers are connected to each other through open ports, the wired is configured as the dhcp server. 2 pcs are connected to the wired router, my laptop has a wireless connection to the wireless router. neither of my pcs are able to connect to the laptop and vice versa, both pcs are however able to connect to each other and access whatever shares and printers they have. Everyone gets teh internet fine and is able to see the other PC names in the workgroup (yes everyone is on the same workgroup)
Method 1: Going into start>run> \\computername
When attempting to connect to Toshiba from any of the desktops, the password screen comes up, but the username is greyed out already with Greg\Guest...and just the password box is available. All PCs have the same username (greg) with the same password. This does not work. The same happens when trying to connect to Greg or Newcomp from Toshiba, the Greg/guest user is greyed out only asking for password.
Method 2: Mapping a network drive to path of pc
The same thing happens when trying to map the network drive. However when you go to browse when mapping a network drive, the work group comes up with all 3 pcs, but then another one called Unknown is shown in there. I can't connect to any of them.
What's going on here? I want to access files that are on Greg from Toshiba but its not working. Any help is greatly appreciated.