Vista pc cannot access vista laptop on wireless LAN and vice versa

Posted: 01-24-2009, 06:18 PM

I have a Vista pc and a laptop on a wireless LAN with a D-link router.
Both connect OK to the network (and to a wireless printer) and both ar
visible in the Network window of each other. I can view and ope
files/folders on the Public and Users folders of each BUT I canno
access either from the (myname) folder in each. I'm using the Window
firewall set to Private Network. Network and Sharing Centre is set wit
Network Discovery ON; File Sharing ON; Public Folder Sharing ON; Printe
Sharing ON; Password Protected Sharing OFF; and Media Sharing ON.
I have set up File Sharing wherever I can (although I may have misse
somewhere)

When I try to open a laptop (myname) folder on the Network window o
the pc I get a "Network Error" window which reads "Windows cannot acces
'\\laptop\(myname' (file://\\laptop\(myname)) Check the spelling of th
name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try t
identify and resolve the network problems, click diagnose

When I click diagnose, it opens a Windows Network Diagnostics windo
which reads "(myname) is available but the user account that you ar
logged on with was denied access. Windows cannot further diagnose th
problem because network diagnostics does not know the user name an
password that is required to connect to the shared folder".

Could someone please advise what I should do to allow access between p
and laptop in both directions

Thanks in advance

Mel

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Re: Vista pc cannot access vista laptop on wireless LAN and vice versa
Posted: 01-25-2009, 01:22 PM
cruisemate wrote:
>
> I have a Vista pc and a laptop on a wireless LAN with a D-link router.
> Both connect OK to the network (and to a wireless printer) and both are
> visible in the Network window of each other. I can view and open
> files/folders on the Public and Users folders of each BUT I cannot
> access either from the (myname) folder in each. I'm using the Windows
> firewall set to Private Network. Network and Sharing Centre is set with
> Network Discovery ON; File Sharing ON; Public Folder Sharing ON; Printer
> Sharing ON; Password Protected Sharing OFF; and Media Sharing ON.
> I have set up File Sharing wherever I can (although I may have missed
> somewhere).
(snippage)

Turn Password Protected Sharing ON and create matching user accounts and
passwords. See below.

Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not need
to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boot directly
to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience, you
can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP and Vista:

Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) -
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm

If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off Simple
File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).

Malke
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cruisemate
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Re: Vista pc cannot access vista laptop on wireless LAN and vice versa
Posted: 01-26-2009, 11:49 AM

Malke;949933 Wrote:
> cruisemate wrote
> > > >
> >
> > > I have a Vista pc and a laptop on a wireless LAN with a D-lin
> > router
> > > Both connect OK to the network (and to a wireless printer) and bot
> > ar
> > > visible in the Network window of each other. I can view and ope
> > > files/folders on the Public and Users folders of each BUT I canno
> > > access either from the (myname) folder in each. I'm using th
> > Window
> > > firewall set to Private Network. Network and Sharing Centre is se
> > wit
> > > Network Discovery ON; File Sharing ON; Public Folder Sharing ON
> > Printe
> > > Sharing ON; Password Protected Sharing OFF; and Media Sharing ON
> > > I have set up File Sharing wherever I can (although I may have misse
> > > somewhere). > >
> (snippage
>
> Turn Password Protected Sharing ON and create matching user account
> an
> passwords. See below
>
> Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You d
> not nee
> to be logged into the same account on all machines and the password
> assigned to each user account can be different; th
> accounts/passwords jus
> need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREAT
> PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES. If you wish a machine to boo
> directl
> to the Desktop (into one particular user's account) for convenience
> yo
> can do this. The instructions at this link work for both XP an
> Vista
>
> Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh)
> 'Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login
> (http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
>
> If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn of
> Simpl
> File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab)
>
> Malk
> -
> MS-MV
> Elephant Boy Computers - Don't Panic
> FAQ - 'index' (http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/#FAQ
This worked perfectly, many thanks Malke

Mel

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