Lost File Sharing

Posted on 2004-11-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have a desktop wired to a wireless router and a notebook with a wireless connection to the router. Both computers use Win XP Home Edition. After installing Service Pack 2, I lost the ability to file share. Both computers connect to the Internet ok and I can ping each computer from the other, but neither computer shows up in Network Places. I get the error message described in Microsoft KB Article 318030, but their resolution doesn't fix the problem. Using Search, each computer can find itself but not the other computer. Clicking on the computer found shows the shares. I have checked the shares and they are the same as they were before Service Pack 2 when all was working. The Windows firewall is turned off.

Can you help me?
Question by:ornerydawg
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    Expert Comment

    Just make sure that join both computers to the same workgroup….
    Could u access the computers by their ip address …??
    By typping  \\address … \\ i.e.
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    also Click on the Wireless Connection Icon in the bottom left corner of the computer screen
    2.  Click on Properties when the Card Status Dialog box opens
    3.  Click on Advanced
    4.  Under Internet Connection Firewall make sure the box is UN-checked
    5.  Next, click on Wireless Connections
    6.  Under Preferred Networks click on the network name that you are using
    7.  Click on Properties
    8.  Click on Authentication
    9.  Make sure that the Enable 802.11x authentication checkbox is UN-checked

    also check

    Right-click on My Network Places
    Select: Properties
    Right-click on the Wireless Card
    Select: Properties
    Select: Internet Protocol TCP/IP
    Click on Properties
    Click on Advanced
    Select the WINS tab
    Check Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
    Click OK

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