Having trouble with 2 XP PCs networked via crossover cable.
Posted on 2011-03-17
Every year the Dallas Flyfishers has a fund raising auction. Among other things, I set up two PCs (My laptop and my daughter's desktop, both running XP) networked together via a crossover cable.
I have done this for about 5 years, and I am having a problem this year I have never had before. I have both pc's in the same Workgroup. They are both setup with static ip addresses. The auction files are in a "shared" folder. The shared folder has permissions checked for read, change, and full control. Both NICs are setup to allow file and print sharing. The two are connected via a crossover cable.
Let me call my daughters pc PC2.
From my laptop I can "see" the shared files on PC2. But when I am on PC2, I cannot see the shared files on my laptop. When I try, this is the error I get.
\\Jeffs-w500\Access Files is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Initially I put PC2's ip address in my firewall. Then I just disabled the firewall on my laptop. I still get the above error message.
Do you have any suggestions as to what the problem might be?
Thanks for your assistance.