\\ip not working

hi guys,
running windows xp tablet edition ( similar to home )
i do have file and printer sharing enabled but when i type \\my computers ip ( 192.168.1.101)
it keeps saying
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\\192.168.1.101
The Network path was not found.
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anyone knows how i can fix this?
thanx
djsoltanAsked:
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Shaun84Connect With a Mentor Commented:
This is most likely due to a firewall on the device you are trying to access, it is not an account issue as it would give you a permission error if it was.

Try to ping the machine you are trying to see .
Start > Run > Cmd > ping 192.168.1.101

i suspect you will not get an answer, if you dont then that device is blocking your pc and you will need to add a rule in its firewall to allow your priavte range
192.168.1.1-192.168.1.254 then this should solve it.


Also you may wanna make sure they are all on the same IP range. EG. PC on 192.168.1.1 PC 2 on 192.168.1.3 PC 3 169.254.1.1
PC 1 and 2 are on same range but PC 3 is on a different one so you'd need to correct it's IP

I hope this Helps. :-p
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gbirkemeierCommented:
Where are you typing this?
Do you have a software firewall enabled? Norton Systemworks, Windows firewall, etc...
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fm250Commented:
things to check:
- make sure that you have shared the folder you want and gave the permissions needed
- open the firewall port for sharing (usaully check: file and printer sharing)
- make sure you can ping that computer that host the share( from command line: ping ip)
- when you try to connect to it from another computer try to use:
 \\ip\shareName

hope this helps!

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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
both computers (the one sharing and the one you are accessing the share from) should have the same accounts (same user names and passwords).  This will help with sharing.

eb
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ded9Commented:
try entering the computer name
You can get it by doing " tracert \\192.168.1.101 "

and then try

\\computer name

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Erik BjersPrincipal Systems AdministratorCommented:
tracert \\192.168.1.101 will not work nor will tracert \\computer name

you can try tracert 192.168.1.101

or tracert computer name

from the command prompt, but since these are on a local LAN ping will work just as well

eb
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ded9Commented:
oops sorry tracert 192.168.1.101
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The--CaptainCommented:
>try entering the computer name
>You can get it by doing " tracert \\192.168.1.101 "

No, you can't - you can maybe get a PTR record to a hostname, but there is absolutely no guarantee that this will match the netbios name.

This is a windows configuration problem - I've seen it before, but never had to fix it (I'm a linux guy, not a windows guy).

Cheers,
-Jon
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carl_legereCommented:
xp tablet is xp professional since a tablet is more of a office tool, not a home tool.
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mattbcsCommented:
are they on the same subnet? if not, what mask do you have set?
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Shaun84Commented:
Id also have a look at this and see if it helps

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;318030
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