New laptop cant access desktop pc!

Posted: 02-17-2009, 10:20 AM
Hi,
As in header. I have just bought my daughter a new laptop running vista
home. Which I dont seem to be able to hook up to my desktop pc running vista
ultimate!
I got the Network and sharing centre to do the following.
A)Make sure both computers on the network have the same workgroup name.
B)Changed the network location type to Private.
C)Turned Network Discovery on
D)Turned File Sharing on.
E)Turned Public folder sharing on
F)Turned Printer sharing on
G)Turned password protected sharing off.
H)Turned Media Sharing on
I can see and access the laptop but when I tried to access the desktop
(which I see) from the laptop I got this firewall issue

"windows confirms (Desktop) is currently online but is not
responding to connection attempts at this time"
Then says
" This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between
the two computers and is blocking file and printer sharing (smb). Windows
has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly configured
to allow this connection, however a remote firewall might be blocking your
connection"
Then it says
"If you have access to this firewall then configure the
firewall to allow connections through tcp port 445" it says if you don't
have access then contact isp!!

Well I opened the port - - just put daughters pc and then 455 in the port
setting.
Still nothing!
So I disabled firewall to test and got this when attempting to access from
the laptop.

Desktop (the one I am trying to connect to from the laptop) is not setup to
establish a connection on port "file and printer sharing (smb)" with this
computer.

Should I do anything else here? I am stumped. I am using a router which has
the desktop directly connected to it and the laptop via wireless. any ideas?
thanks
Stuart.


New laptop cant access desktop pc!


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Re: New laptop cant access desktop pc!
Posted: 02-17-2009, 11:06 AM
"Srt" <basalt2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> As in header. I have just bought my daughter a new laptop running vista
> home. Which I dont seem to be able to hook up to my desktop pc running
> vista ultimate!
> I got the Network and sharing centre to do the following.
> A)Make sure both computers on the network have the same workgroup name.
> B)Changed the network location type to Private.
> C)Turned Network Discovery on
> D)Turned File Sharing on.
> E)Turned Public folder sharing on
> F)Turned Printer sharing on
> G)Turned password protected sharing off.
> H)Turned Media Sharing on
> I can see and access the laptop but when I tried to access the desktop
> (which I see) from the laptop I got this firewall issue
>
> "windows confirms (Desktop) is currently online but is not
> responding to connection attempts at this time"
> Then says
> " This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between
> the two computers and is blocking file and printer sharing (smb). Windows
> has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly
> configured
> to allow this connection, however a remote firewall might be blocking your
> connection"
> Then it says
> "If you have access to this firewall then configure the
> firewall to allow connections through tcp port 445" it says if you don't
> have access then contact isp!!
>
> Well I opened the port - - just put daughters pc and then 455 in the port
> setting.
> Still nothing!
> So I disabled firewall to test and got this when attempting to access from
> the laptop.
>
> Desktop (the one I am trying to connect to from the laptop) is not setup
> to
> establish a connection on port "file and printer sharing (smb)" with this
> computer.
>
> Should I do anything else here? I am stumped. I am using a router which
> has
> the desktop directly connected to it and the laptop via wireless. any
> ideas?
> thanks
> Stuart.
>
Hey again,
Replying to own post- - its resolved )
I made an adjustment to the services dns.client, disable and re-enable and
now its working!!
Not sure how thats right but I am happy.
Stuart.

Srt
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Re: New laptop cant access desktop pc!
Posted: 02-17-2009, 11:23 AM

"Srt" <basalt2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> "Srt" <basalt2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:BF38AC48-D138-4777-AF84-CC9397E8CC09@microsoft.com...
>> Hi,
>> As in header. I have just bought my daughter a new laptop running vista
>> home. Which I dont seem to be able to hook up to my desktop pc running
>> vista ultimate!
>> I got the Network and sharing centre to do the following.
>> A)Make sure both computers on the network have the same workgroup name.
>> B)Changed the network location type to Private.
>> C)Turned Network Discovery on
>> D)Turned File Sharing on.
>> E)Turned Public folder sharing on
>> F)Turned Printer sharing on
>> G)Turned password protected sharing off.
>> H)Turned Media Sharing on
>> I can see and access the laptop but when I tried to access the desktop
>> (which I see) from the laptop I got this firewall issue
>>
>> "windows confirms (Desktop) is currently online but is not
>> responding to connection attempts at this time"
>> Then says
>> " This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between
>> the two computers and is blocking file and printer sharing (smb). Windows
>> has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly
>> configured
>> to allow this connection, however a remote firewall might be blocking
>> your
>> connection"
>> Then it says
>> "If you have access to this firewall then configure the
>> firewall to allow connections through tcp port 445" it says if you don't
>> have access then contact isp!!
>>
>> Well I opened the port - - just put daughters pc and then 455 in the port
>> setting.
>> Still nothing!
>> So I disabled firewall to test and got this when attempting to access
>> from
>> the laptop.
>>
>> Desktop (the one I am trying to connect to from the laptop) is not setup
>> to
>> establish a connection on port "file and printer sharing (smb)" with this
>> computer.
>>
>> Should I do anything else here? I am stumped. I am using a router which
>> has
>> the desktop directly connected to it and the laptop via wireless. any
>> ideas?
>> thanks
>> Stuart.
>>
>
> Hey again,
> Replying to own post- - its resolved )
> I made an adjustment to the services dns.client, disable and re-enable
> and now its working!!
> Not sure how thats right but I am happy.
> Stuart.
Replying again!!
When I access network from my desktop I now see a "public" file and a
"users" file.
I am sure that "users" was not there before- - is that normal? tia.
Stuart.

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)
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Re: New laptop cant access desktop pc!
Posted: 02-17-2009, 02:43 PM
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Windows general
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"Srt" <basalt2003@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:BF38AC48-D138-4777-AF84-CC9397E8CC09@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> As in header. I have just bought my daughter a new laptop running vista
> home. Which I dont seem to be able to hook up to my desktop pc running
> vista ultimate!
> I got the Network and sharing centre to do the following.
> A)Make sure both computers on the network have the same workgroup name.
> B)Changed the network location type to Private.
> C)Turned Network Discovery on
> D)Turned File Sharing on.
> E)Turned Public folder sharing on
> F)Turned Printer sharing on
> G)Turned password protected sharing off.
> H)Turned Media Sharing on
> I can see and access the laptop but when I tried to access the desktop
> (which I see) from the laptop I got this firewall issue
>
> "windows confirms (Desktop) is currently online but is not
> responding to connection attempts at this time"
> Then says
> " This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between
> the two computers and is blocking file and printer sharing (smb). Windows
> has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly
> configured
> to allow this connection, however a remote firewall might be blocking your
> connection"
> Then it says
> "If you have access to this firewall then configure the
> firewall to allow connections through tcp port 445" it says if you don't
> have access then contact isp!!
>
> Well I opened the port - - just put daughters pc and then 455 in the port
> setting.
> Still nothing!
> So I disabled firewall to test and got this when attempting to access from
> the laptop.
>
> Desktop (the one I am trying to connect to from the laptop) is not setup
> to
> establish a connection on port "file and printer sharing (smb)" with this
> computer.
>
> Should I do anything else here? I am stumped. I am using a router which
> has
> the desktop directly connected to it and the laptop via wireless. any
> ideas?
> thanks
> Stuart.
>
>
 
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