can ping other PCs but not access them
Posted on 2005-03-29
I just installed a linksys router. One PC is direct connect to the router, the other uses a USB wireless adapter.
I can ping between the two PCS but am unable to access one from the other. I did setup file and print sharing. OS is XP Pro on both.
If I do a start\run and put in \\xx.xxxx.xx.xx it gives invalid network name. So even if use ip address can not access the other PC.
If on PC A with IP 192.168.1.100 I even try to may a drive back to itself as \\192.168.1.100\shareddocs I get an error of network path could not be found. However, if I use \\jeff-portable\shareddocs it maps. However, nothing I do will map to PC B.
I am surprised that on PC A I can't map back to myself via IP address.