Vista/XP Permission Issue?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by TheMadscanner, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. Hi - I have a PC (Dell) with Vista Home, connected via ethernet to a router.
    I also have a laptop (Acer) connected by wireless to the same router. Both
    machines connect to the internet without any problems. I have placed both
    machines in the same workgroup, but am having trouble accessing either.

    From the Dell, I can ping the Acer (by IP and by name), but from the Acer I
    cannot ping the Dell at all. The Dell's Vista Network map shows the Acer as
    a device on the network.

    If I try to view the Dell from the Acer, I get the standard "Dell cannot be
    accessed. You may not have permission " error. I have done a few searches on
    the internet, but the plethora of possible solutions is somewhat confusing,
    so am looking for someone to point me in the right direction.

    TIA.
     
    TheMadscanner, Sep 30, 2007
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  2. TheMadscanner

    Dave Guest

    I had problems similar, and here's one thing I noticed:

    On one of my vista machines, in the Properties for the network connection,
    the Client for Microsoft Networks was blank. When I selected Windows Locator,
    the sharing seemed to work now.

    Hope this might help.

    Dave
     
    Dave, Sep 30, 2007
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  3. TheMadscanner

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    I'd try to diagnose the problem, by looking at logs from "browstat status",
    "ipconfig /all", "net config server", and "net config workstation", from each
    computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    precisely (download browstat!):
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck [MVP], Oct 1, 2007
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