"You might not have permission to use this network resource." HELP ASAP!

Hello, I am getting this error message:
You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found"

We are both on WORKGROUP, have simple file sharing enabled (although didnt do that last step of running the network wizard on additional PCs), DHCP is enabled, firewall/virus protection is off
One machine (called PC1) is XP pro (connected wired), the other Machine (PC2) is XP Home (wireless connection)

Thanks!
dealstrikeAsked:
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Erik BjersConnect With a Mentor Principal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Good luck
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Try creating an account on each computer with the same username and password.

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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
That worked, but I dont want it like that, I want to be able to login as my username and my brother as his username, thanks
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK, on each computer you need to create an account for yourself and one for your brother.  The accounts should be the same on each computer with the same password.

Then when you log into yours with your account you will have access to the other, and when your brother logs into his he will have access to yours.

eb
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
yah one of the basics of workgroups is that you are going t have to have identical accounts for this to work
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
My current username is rahd, his is agrawal, so we both have to be the exact same username? Thanks
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
I also created an account named rahd on his laptop machine and an account named agrawal on my desktop machine, didnt work, do i have to log on and off or something?
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
No create rahd and agrawal on each computer.
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Does the rahd have the same password on each computer?  Same for agrawal.
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
done and done, still doesnt work
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
When you posted "That worked, but I dont want it like that, I want to be able to login as my username and my brother as his username, thanks"

What did you do, and what are you doing different this time?

eb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Sorry, let me be clearer

I created an account called 'test' on both my PC and my brothers laptop, and we were both logged in as test on our respective machines, that way, we were able to share our files without that error I mentioned

When I logged in as 'rahd' on my PC and he logged in as 'agrawal' on his laptop, we were not able to see each others files and then got that error

I created an account called 'rahd' on his laptop and an account called 'agrawal' on my PC, it still did not work and got that error again

I want to make it so I can log in as rahd on my PC and he can log in as agrawal on his laptop, and then make it work that way

Thanks
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK where are the files you are trying to access located?  If they are in My Documents only the account that folder belongs to will have access.  Place documents in the Shared Doucments folder and you should be able to get at them.

eb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
They are located in a folder called 'stuff' on the C: and another folder called 'stuff1' on the E:, they are pretty huge folders in size
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Make sure both accounts have acces to the folder
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
How would I do that?
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Thanks, but didnt work
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK check the accounts you created.  THE ACCOUNTS MUST BE THE SAME ON EACH COMPUTER username must be the same and password must be the same.

Also even if the folders are large, you can still copy them to the shared documents folder and then you should be able to access them

The fact that the test account you created worked indicates that everything on your computer is configured correctly and it must be just one little thing somewhere and we just have to find it.

Try loging into your brother's computer with your account, see if you can access your files on your computer that way.

Also I'm not sure if this is required or not but log on with the accounts once on each computer.

eb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Hello, ok now here is the situation:

I am logged in as rahd on my PC and can access his folders that he shares when he is logged into his laptop as Agrawal AND test

but he still cannot access me

I tried logging into each computer with all the accounts like you mentioned as well
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
UPDATE:
I can access the shared folders on my PC (when I am logged in as rahd) from my brothers laptop when he is logged in as 'test' or 'rahd', but still not from agrawal
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK let me make sure I got this right

You can log in with your account and access the shared folders on your brother's computer, but he still can not access the files on yours.

Make sure the accounts are admin accounts
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Also, I can access all his shared folders when he is logged in as any account on his laptop and I am logged into my PC as any account
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
I still think there is a permission problem somewhere, otherwise things should be working.

eb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Yes, they are all 'Computer Administrartor' accounts on both machines
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
I agree, it is strange

all of the accounts (test and rahd) on my brothers laptop except (agrawal) can access my PC's shared folders

any suggestions
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK the laptop is on WiFi right?  Some WiFi managers (the app that came with the card or the computer) do not start until a user is logged in.  In this case the laptop would have no network access when the computer is logged off.

You should be able to fix this by allowing Windows to manage the WiFi connection.

Read this: http://forum1.netgear.com/support/viewtopic.php?p=93653&sid=8a4e96236faa7a4438030eb1c9240dcb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
that is correct, the laptop is on wifi, I dont think that fix is necessary because test and rahd can access my PC without that fix, only agrawal cannot
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
copy all agrawal's files from my documents into another folder.

Delete and recreate agrawal

(Do this on the laptop)

eb
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
"I dont think that fix is necessary because test and rahd can access my PC without that fix" This is because test or rahd are loged into the laptop so the WiFi is started

Earlier you said "I can access all his shared folders when he is logged in as any account on his laptop and I am logged into my PC as any account" this indicates that you can not access the shares on the laptop if your brother is not loged in, because the WiFi is not started.

eb
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
I think I may be confusing you a bit

From now on:
My PC - PC1
Brothers laptop - PC2

Whenever any user logs into PC2 wifi takes about 10 seconds to startup and connect to the router
but on rahd and test, they can still connect to the shared files on PC1 while agrawal cannot

another note: there is a 3rd machine (PC3) which is a laptop which PC1 and PC2 can access without a problem
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
OK can a user logged into PC1 access shaes on PC2 when no one is logged in?

Try deleting and recreating the agrawal account on PC2
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Now when I try to access a shared folder on PC2 from PC1, My Network Places is acting soooooo slow
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
After waiting a long time, I am no longer able to access PC2 from PC1 when agrawal is logged into PC2 and rahd is logged into PC1
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
is someone logged into PC2?

Read this; http://www.ss64.com/nt/slow_browsing.html about the slow network browsing.

eb
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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
Let's reset everyting, reboot both computers
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dealstrikeAuthor Commented:
Actually, I have some other stuff to do now, I will look into this again in about 12 hours, thanks, your help is much appreciated
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