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Anonymous
August 28, 2005 10:28:03 PM

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I recently bought a Dell 9100 machine with XP Pro, which I've never used
before. I'll call this new computer, "B" (since it's in the middle routerwise
of two Dell 98SE machines). I'll designate the 98SEs as "A" and "C". They're
all networked (hard wired) together through a router, as mentioned.
Here's the problem: I need to transfer files from "A" to "B" via the
network. All three computers connect fine to the internet through the
router. However for file sharing, although "A" can see "C" and "C" can see
"A", "B" can only see "C" and not "A".
I've installed the XP network setup on both the 98SEs several times. I
picked through the network settings on both "A" and "C" and they are
identical. I've disabled all firewalls (after unplugging from the cable
modem) but no matter what I do, "B" still can't see "A." When I try to
access it, this error message pops up: "\\"A" is not accessible. You might
not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the adminstrator
of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path
was not found."
I am the administrator and obviously I am no help. Also, I actually have
TWO of these Dim 9100s dual core machines, but the second is still in the box
after a month of trying to network the first one "A" in order to transfer
files as I slowly make the transition. Strangely, as I mentioned. I can see
the entire disk on "C" from "B" but more importantly, I need to see and
access the entire drive on "A" as well. Anybody have any sage advice out
there?
Thanks in advance...
August 29, 2005 5:45:38 PM

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See if this KB article answers your question:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315978


MD



"mh12345@hotmail.com.(donotspam)" wrote:

> I recently bought a Dell 9100 machine with XP Pro, which I've never used
> before. I'll call this new computer, "B" (since it's in the middle routerwise
> of two Dell 98SE machines). I'll designate the 98SEs as "A" and "C". They're
> all networked (hard wired) together through a router, as mentioned.
> Here's the problem: I need to transfer files from "A" to "B" via the
> network. All three computers connect fine to the internet through the
> router. However for file sharing, although "A" can see "C" and "C" can see
> "A", "B" can only see "C" and not "A".
> I've installed the XP network setup on both the 98SEs several times. I
> picked through the network settings on both "A" and "C" and they are
> identical. I've disabled all firewalls (after unplugging from the cable
> modem) but no matter what I do, "B" still can't see "A." When I try to
> access it, this error message pops up: "\\"A" is not accessible. You might
> not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the adminstrator
> of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path
> was not found."
> I am the administrator and obviously I am no help. Also, I actually have
> TWO of these Dim 9100s dual core machines, but the second is still in the box
> after a month of trying to network the first one "A" in order to transfer
> files as I slowly make the transition. Strangely, as I mentioned. I can see
> the entire disk on "C" from "B" but more importantly, I need to see and
> access the entire drive on "A" as well. Anybody have any sage advice out
> there?
> Thanks in advance...
Anonymous
August 29, 2005 8:11:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Thanks. It's pointing me in the right direction. Following the directions
in the link, I tried to ping the Win98 computer from both my others (XP and
another 98) and got timeouts on both. Now I have to figure out whether my
router is blocking a port (which port is the question) or whether to fiddle
with the TCP/IP stack on the errant machine.

At least, now I have an idea of which machine is at fault (the 98SE) and can
focus on solving the issue.

Once again, thank you...

Mike



"MadDog" wrote:

> See if this KB article answers your question:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315978
>
>
> MD
>
>
>
> "mh12345@hotmail.com.(donotspam)" wrote:
>
> > I recently bought a Dell 9100 machine with XP Pro, which I've never used
> > before. I'll call this new computer, "B" (since it's in the middle routerwise
> > of two Dell 98SE machines). I'll designate the 98SEs as "A" and "C". They're
> > all networked (hard wired) together through a router, as mentioned.
> > Here's the problem: I need to transfer files from "A" to "B" via the
> > network. All three computers connect fine to the internet through the
> > router. However for file sharing, although "A" can see "C" and "C" can see
> > "A", "B" can only see "C" and not "A".
> > I've installed the XP network setup on both the 98SEs several times. I
> > picked through the network settings on both "A" and "C" and they are
> > identical. I've disabled all firewalls (after unplugging from the cable
> > modem) but no matter what I do, "B" still can't see "A." When I try to
> > access it, this error message pops up: "\\"A" is not accessible. You might
> > not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the adminstrator
> > of this server to find out if you have access permission. The network path
> > was not found."
> > I am the administrator and obviously I am no help. Also, I actually have
> > TWO of these Dim 9100s dual core machines, but the second is still in the box
> > after a month of trying to network the first one "A" in order to transfer
> > files as I slowly make the transition. Strangely, as I mentioned. I can see
> > the entire disk on "C" from "B" but more importantly, I need to see and
> > access the entire drive on "A" as well. Anybody have any sage advice out
> > there?
> > Thanks in advance...
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