Home network problem

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tyler_warren, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. tyler_warren

    tyler_warren OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have three computers on my home network. All are wireless and all have NIS and NSW. Two computers can access each other without a problem. However, the last one can not be accessed by the other two, but shows up on the network. It can however access the other two with no problem. All computers are set to allow other computers on the network to see them. Saw a similar thread, but not quite what i was looking for.
     
  2. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    My early guess would be some type of Firewall problem. Both NIS and XP Pro have firewalls, what are they set to on each machine?
     
  3. tyler_warren

    tyler_warren OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have disabled windows firewall, Using NIS I have set permissions allowing all compouters to allow access to the network. This problem has just started recently however. I haven't checked router settings, but i dont think that its there. I will look however.
     
  4. kcnychief

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    What has changed hardware/software wise in the environment since it stopped working, if anything?
     
  5. tyler_warren

    tyler_warren OSNN One Post Wonder

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    nothing has changed, thats what i dont get. If I turn off NIS it works fine for the most part, I have even reinstalled NIS thinking that my be part of it, same problem. Just Having problems with one computer though. I even redid wireless network setup and its still not wanting to cooperate with me.
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well if you turn off NIS and everything works, there-in lies your problem. When you say "for the most part", is there anything that still doesn't work?

    And by turning it off, do you mean the firewall, or the entire application?
     
  7. tyler_warren

    tyler_warren OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I'm thinking NIS has little to do with it somehow, maybe user permissions based on the error message i get. It says that the computer is not available and that i dont have permission to access the network resource. then it gives me a logonFailure: the user has not been granted the logon type at this computer.
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    That particular error is related to network communication believe it or not. That message indicates the user account you are trying to use does not have access, but more than likely can't authenticate to it due to a firewall or some other method of blocking. Are the machines receiving IP's statically, or through DHCP?
     
  9. tyler_warren

    tyler_warren OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I got it. The local policy settings had somehow set themselves to not allow anyone access to the computer. I set it to allow everyone and that took care of the problem. Everything seems to be working fine now. I dont know how that changed. Thanks for the help.
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Glad you got it fixed and posted the solution (I hate it when people don't do that).

    Especially when you come across a thread via google.
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    That is silly, and a bit strange that un-installing NIS would modify that (as you said it was working atm). Anyways, like Admiral Mike said, glad you got it fixed and posted back :)