>I have two Windows XP pro machines and I have run the network setup wizard
>Reviewing the settings it looks sensible enough.
>PC 1 NIC1 DCHP (Broadband) (Internet connection sharing)
> NIC2 192.168.0.1 (255.255.255.0)
>PC 2 NIC1 192.168.0.67 (255.255.255.0)
>PC 1 and PC2 are connected through a hub.
>Firewalls are off on all computers/NICs
>The problem I have is this:
>PC1 can view the shares on PC2 and can access files on it.
>PC2 can ping PC1 and connect to the internet through it
>But PC2 cannot access files on PC1
>When trying to access the computer a login prompt appears and the error
>\\computername is not accessible. You might not hav permission to use this
>network resource. Contact the admininstrator of this server to find out if
>you have access permission.
>The guest account is enabled on both computers and both computers also have
>the same user name and passwords on them, yet none of these accounts work
>How do give PC 2 permission to access shared files on PC1?
>Thanks for any help,
No, ICS doesn't disable file sharing.
If you're running a firewall program on either computer, disable it
and try the file access again. If that works, enable the firewall.
Activating ICS probably changed IP addresses of your computers, and
firewalls need to be reset after IP addresses change. Reboot each
computer and see if that helps.
If you're trying to access PC1 using a shortcut in PC2's "My Network
Places", right-click and delete the shortcut, then create a new one.
Or try accessing PC1 by going to Start | Run and typing this in the
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