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Wireless networking problem

I have two laptops, each running Win 2000 Pro, and they are networked (P2P) together.  I have a cable modem.  I wanted to allow both laptops to access the cable connection.

I bought a Linksys wireless router and a wireless card for each laptop.  

I got both laptops to access the internet, but now they won't talk to eachother.

The workgroup is PRIME

Laptop 1 is Prime1, address is 192.168.1.100
Laptop 1 is Prime2, address is 192.168.1.101

Both addresses are obtained automatically from the router.

I tried mapping the drive "\\192.168.1.100\prime1" from prime2, and got "Path not found"

Can anyone help?

Thanks in advance

Rick
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rindiCommented:
Use the syntax \\192.168.1.100\NameOfTheShareOnPrime1

Prime1 is the netbios name of the PC, and if name resolution worked correctly, you could use that instead of the IP Address.
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Giles_KennedyCommented:
If you open a command window (Start -> Run -> cmd) and type
NET VIEW
it should show you all PCs it can find which are running sharing services
e.g. you might see
\\PRIME1

If you then do
NET VIEW \\PRIME1
it should show you the shared resources on that computer

If this doesn't work then there is something wrong (unless 2000 is vastly different from XP, which is what I use)
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Also, feel free to look through the steps for P2P networking outlined on my site here:

http://65.24.134.81/KipSolutions/P2PNetworks/TroubleshootingP2P.htm
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Juan OcasioCommented:
Do you have a share called prime1 on 192.168.1.100?  By the first paragraph, I thought Prime1 was the computer name.  I think the problem is you're sharing \\computerIP\computerName and not \\computerNameOrIP\ShareFolder


jocasio
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Juan OcasioCommented:
One other thing:  You may want to change the dynamic IPs to Static if you use the IP address to point to the machine instead of the NETBIOS.  Once the lease expires and a new IP is assigned, you'll loose connectivity.

jocasio
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Very rare that you will get a new / different IP Address...  The DHCP renewal packet will renew the current IP Address without changing it...  This only happens in an environment where there are more computers than IP Addresses to hand out...
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rindiCommented:
Or if the IP hasn't been used for a very long time...
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rtstannardAuthor Commented:
Linksys REQUIRES that i set the IP address to be obtained automatically.  Hence, I cannot put in the static IP address.

I have tried "\\192.168.1.100\c" in mapping, without success.

So, I go to Prime1
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rtstannardAuthor Commented:
Well, team... having some success.  I am able to map Prime2 assets to Prime1, so that I can read my Prime2 drives from Prime1.

But I still am having no success reversing that.  In other words, from Prime2, I cannot address Prime1 assets.

If I do a "net view" from Prime2, I get both Prime1 and Prime2.  However, if I do a "Net View Prime1", I get a "system error 5,  access denied"

Any thoughts?
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rindiCommented:
Make sure file and printsharing is active in your network settings. Also make sure any firewall is turned off or setup to allow the access you want, the same user exists on the sharing PC as the one connecting and that this user has rights to the files and you have also shared those assets..
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rtstannardAuthor Commented:
- sharing is active
- this worked before i installed the wireless router... firewall is not the problem, as i now have one-way sharing
- yes, the same user is on both machines (me), and I have admin rights on both
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
"Net View Prime1", I get a "system error 5,  access denied"  >>  this is expected..

Just open a Run Line and type in the ip address of Prime1..  As long as File and Print Sharing is turned on, and is allowed through the firewall (or if the firewall is turned off), it should bring back an authentacation window, or open the shares available on Prime1...

Start > Run > \\"ipaddress of Prime1"

If this does not work, then use tracert (and ping) to verify you can get to Prime1, and there is a route available in the routing table.

FE
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
Thanks
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