cannot access win xp system in workgroup
Posted on 2009-12-26
hi, ive got 2 win xp pro sp3 systems running.both on a sonicwall tz170.
from the machine 2 i cannot access folders on machine 1, i get the message '\\machine-1 is not accessible. you might not have permissions to access this resource, etc...'
they are both in 'workgroup', both on same 192.168.168.x network with 255.255.255.0. i can ping each other via machine name an ip address and get replies.
but in win explorer i cannot access the systems
both systems are running trend micro internet security but ive disabled the anti-virus and the trend micro on the network adapter [that enabled me to ping each other]
ive got the windows firewall turned off on both
cant seem to figure this out, i know its gotta be something simple, was gonna try safe mode with networking next.