Accessing a network share, what ports to open

Posted on 2005-04-18
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
I have a group of wireless users, and I want them to be able to access some network shares to be able to save some files.  They are on a different network, but there is connectivity.  The wireless machines can ping the file server but can not attach to the network shares.

Previously I had to open a firewall port to have the users gain access to the database server.  Is it the same process for the users to access the file share?  If so, what are the ports I need to openm

Question by:trouta01
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    If it matters I am trying to connect from Windows XP machines to a Windows 2000 server.
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    can you ping the server with its local IP Address?

    If you type this in the command line can they get the share
    net use K: \\\sharename /user:username pasword

    The port you would open is 445 but I would highly recommend not opening this port, if it can be accessed from the outside world.(Internet)
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    net use does not work, that is the method I am planning on using from some code.  This network is internal.

    In doing some research I also see port 135 mentioned.  Is that neccessary to be open as well.

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