You may not have permission to use this network resource...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by MonicaX, Oct 7, 2004.

  1. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    I’m trying to network my laptop and desktop through a wireless router.
    Both machines have XP sp2
    Both machines share the same username and password
    Both machines are in the same workgroup.
    The desktop is the primary machine.
    I’m able to see both computers, on both machines when I click “view workgroup computer.” I can access the files on the laptop from the desktop. I can print from the laptop.

    However, I when I click on the desktop computer’s icon on the laptop, I get this message:
    \\ “Computer name” is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.”

    I’ve gone through numerous check lists, including the exhaustive one below.

    http://www.michna.com/kb/WxNetwork.htm#XP_Networking_Wizard_problems

    Most of the tutorials and forum threads are pre-sp2. Most of the “solutions” people come up with for similar issues seem completely arbitrary. I’ve used wizard/nowizard, enabled NetBios/ over TCP/IP, automatic IP, static IP, file sharing on all the folders and drives, fire wall, no fire wall, virus protection off/on, turning the lights off and on, herbal remedies, prayer, threats.

    I can’t believe this is that difficult. I’m about to pay someone 175.00 to make a house call. This is my first forum and post so be gentle!
     
  2. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Hmm
    Why dont you just map to the desktop.
    Goto My computer>tools>map network drive.
    Just type \\DESKTOPNAME\SHARENAME and there is even a option to use a alternate username and password.
     
  3. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    I'll try it.
     
  4. CipheR

    CipheR OSNN Junior Addict

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    File and Print sharing problems

    File and print sharing is an option that has to be enabled now under the XP SP2 firewall, which is by default turned on after installing SP2. You never actually mentioned whether or not you disabled the built-in SP2 firewall, so this would be the first thing to check.

    CipheR
     
  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Your solution is here!

    Credit goes to Mok for this
    If you are interested in the gory background look here for that thread and here for one where I had just your sort of problems!

    Oh - and Welcome to OSNN, enjoy your stay! :cool:
     
  6. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    Ok I tried to map to the desktop (where Desktop1 is the name of the other computer)

    \\Desktop1\My Documents

    Says "network path could not be found"
     
  7. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    PS - you'll save a fortune now you have joined OSNN if you were prepared to pay $175 for that! Just click on some ads to generate site revenue is all we ask.... oh and you see that little scale doo-dad, that can be clicked if you want to hand out ego-boosting "rep. points", for what it's worth :)

    Nice first post though, not many newcomers outline the problem as nicely - you'll fit in just fine here ;)
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Can you post the result of "ipconfig /all" on both machines.
     
  9. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    I screwed up -- sorry guys. I know your not supposed to post 2 in a row. I have XP Home and I've tried turning of the firewall
     
  10. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    How do you post info from the DOS prompt? It's a ton of info.
     
  11. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    highlight it all with the mouse and press Control+C
    Or take screenshots.

    And don't worry about the odd double post.
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It happens to us all :D
     
  13. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    in fact half the people rushing to help you have double posted too! May I briefly interject to ask if you tried the gpedit.msc and have guest accounts on both machines and simple file sharing etc all set as indicated by Mok? I was fairly confident that workign through those steps would resolve your problem... But of course there are no guarantees... :eek:

    [EDIT] Just saw your post - sorry :eek: - me being an idiot, you're on XP-Home :( - I think the networking has been described by some as "crippled" in Home and my instructions were for Pro.... no idea if the upgrade is worth it or if we can workaround this, hopefully there is a way :confused: [/EDIT]
     
  14. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    Laptop

    C:\Documents and Settings\Stephen Frasier>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 10:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : D-Link AirPlus Xtreme G DWL-G650 Ada
    pter #4
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-3D-52-4B-A2
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 07, 2004 10:53:34
    AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:53:34
    AM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-66
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.102%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Desktop

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Burns>ipconfig/all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DESKTOP1
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
    rnet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-FC-99-6E-77
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 06, 2004 9:26:09
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well those look fine...

    Can you ping desktop1 from laptop and vice-versa?
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    And just to take it one step further... can you share a folder on each machine.
     
  17. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    I can only share a filder on the laptop from the desktop -- if that's what you mean. I've googled how to ping, and have tried -- but can't figure out how to do it
     
  18. Mainframeguy

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    command prompt (like you did for ipconfig) then simply type ping 192.x.x.x where 192.x.x.x is the ip address of the "alternate" machine you are sending the ping to
     
  19. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    as a sort of side note - you may have gathered from one fo the threads I cross referenced above that I worked around such an issue (again involving XP Home) by making use of the "Shared Documents" folder.

    If you think this could be made to work for you then post back whether you can Access "Shared documents" on the desktop from the laptop, since we know this is the share "direction" in which you have problems - it may not be ideal, involving moving folders to and from there, but if you are wanting immediate gratification so to speak then it might be the pragmatic solution?

    Hope this helps - have to go eat now, but shall return to see how it goes....
     
  20. MonicaX

    MonicaX ex-technophobe

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    ping results, I think this is god.

    Pinging 192.168.0.100 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.100:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 1ms