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Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 24, 2005 8:37:01 PM

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I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard wired
through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the two
units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the bonus
computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus computer,
I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark printer
connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus computer.
This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and print
sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file sharing
and print sharing.

I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I tried
to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped or
did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.

This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet from
each other.

Assistance?

Thanks
MLW
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 25, 2005 2:11:36 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I had a similar problem with the firewall and remote access. I found this
and it fixed both issues....tacretired

SP2 breaks Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service
Follow these steps below:

1. Click "Start" followed by "Run..."

2. Type in "regedt32" and hit the enter key.

3. Locate the key
HKEY_Local_MACHINE\software\classes\appid\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050i8f180}
and highlight it.

4. Click "File" and then "Export" from the File menu and export a copy
of the key.

5. Make sure the key mentioned in step 3 is still highlighted and
delete it.

6. Restart your computer and the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection
Sharing Service should start automatically.

"MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C94AE312-7064-4F9C-8BD9-54F56881E19D@microsoft.com...
>I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard wired
> through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
> access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the two
> units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the bonus
> computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> computer,
> I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark printer
> connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus
> computer.
> This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and print
> sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> sharing
> and print sharing.
>
> I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I tried
> to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped or
> did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
>
> This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet from
> each other.
>
> Assistance?
>
> Thanks
> MLW
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 25, 2005 2:11:37 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

TAC

Thanks for the quick response.

I was not able to find this key in the registry. In fact I searched the
entire registry for the key value and was unsuccessful.

Any other ideas or suggestions?
MLW

"TAC" wrote:

> I had a similar problem with the firewall and remote access. I found this
> and it fixed both issues....tacretired
>
> SP2 breaks Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing Service
> Follow these steps below:
>
> 1. Click "Start" followed by "Run..."
>
> 2. Type in "regedt32" and hit the enter key.
>
> 3. Locate the key
> HKEY_Local_MACHINE\software\classes\appid\{ce166e40-1e72-45b9-94c9-3b2050i8f180}
> and highlight it.
>
> 4. Click "File" and then "Export" from the File menu and export a copy
> of the key.
>
> 5. Make sure the key mentioned in step 3 is still highlighted and
> delete it.
>
> 6. Restart your computer and the Windows Firewall/Internet Connection
> Sharing Service should start automatically.
>
> "MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C94AE312-7064-4F9C-8BD9-54F56881E19D@microsoft.com...
> >I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard wired
> > through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
> > access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the two
> > units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the bonus
> > computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> > computer,
> > I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark printer
> > connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus
> > computer.
> > This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and print
> > sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> > sharing
> > and print sharing.
> >
> > I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I tried
> > to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped or
> > did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> > security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
> >
> > This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet from
> > each other.
> >
> > Assistance?
> >
> > Thanks
> > MLW
>
>
>
Related resources
August 25, 2005 9:12:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

MLW wrote:

> I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard
> wired through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for
> internet
> access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the
> two
> units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the
> bonus
> computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> computer,
> I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark
> printer connected to the office computer but can not print from the
> bonus computer. This system has previously worked and allowed both
> file access and print
> sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> sharing and print sharing.
>
> I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I
> tried to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has
> stopped or
> did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
>
> This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet
> from each other.
>

If the Windows Firewall is off, then what firewall do you have in place?
Third-party firewalls - including Norton Antivirus which has a simple
firewall called "Internet Worm Protection" - will disable the Windows
Firewall. You say this setup worked once - what changed between the
time things worked and the time they didn't?

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 25, 2005 10:14:13 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

You might want to take a look at this page,
http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html and see if it helps any. Also take a look
at http://www.ezlan.net/netbeui.html

Can you "ping" the other computers by both name and IP address? Can the
wireless computer access the WRT54 G setup page?

--
David {MVP}
Microsoft Mobile Devices
Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
benefit of all of us...
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...


Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
their life by correcting me.

"MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C94AE312-7064-4F9C-8BD9-54F56881E19D@microsoft.com...
>I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard wired
> through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
> access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the two
> units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the bonus
> computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> computer,
> I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark printer
> connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus
> computer.
> This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and print
> sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> sharing
> and print sharing.
>
> I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I tried
> to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped or
> did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
>
> This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet from
> each other.
>
> Assistance?
>
> Thanks
> MLW
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 25, 2005 11:15:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Thanks for the information. I can ping both computers and pull up the Router
setup page from both computers. Just cannot access files or the printer from
the bonus computer.

I will have to review the weblinks to see if this helps


"David {MVP}" wrote:

> You might want to take a look at this page,
> http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html and see if it helps any. Also take a look
> at http://www.ezlan.net/netbeui.html
>
> Can you "ping" the other computers by both name and IP address? Can the
> wireless computer access the WRT54 G setup page?
>
> --
> David {MVP}
> Microsoft Mobile Devices
> Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
> benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights...
>
>
> Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
> their life by correcting me.
>
> "MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C94AE312-7064-4F9C-8BD9-54F56881E19D@microsoft.com...
> >I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard wired
> > through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
> > access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the two
> > units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the bonus
> > computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> > computer,
> > I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark printer
> > connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus
> > computer.
> > This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and print
> > sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> > sharing
> > and print sharing.
> >
> > I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I tried
> > to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped or
> > did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> > security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
> >
> > This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet from
> > each other.
> >
> > Assistance?
> >
> > Thanks
> > MLW
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 25, 2005 11:18:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

THis is what I fear. I have the office machine connected the router which is
connected to the cable modem. I do have Norton AV installed and internet
worm protection is activate. I de-activated it and I still cannot modify the
firewall setting. Again it is turned off and indicates that the controls are
made via group policy. This machine is running XP - Home not professional.

THanks
MLW

"Malke" wrote:

> MLW wrote:
>
> > I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard
> > wired through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for
> > internet
> > access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the
> > two
> > units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the
> > bonus
> > computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
> > computer,
> > I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark
> > printer connected to the office computer but can not print from the
> > bonus computer. This system has previously worked and allowed both
> > file access and print
> > sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
> > sharing and print sharing.
> >
> > I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I
> > tried to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has
> > stopped or
> > did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
> > security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
> >
> > This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet
> > from each other.
> >
>
> If the Windows Firewall is off, then what firewall do you have in place?
> Third-party firewalls - including Norton Antivirus which has a simple
> firewall called "Internet Worm Protection" - will disable the Windows
> Firewall. You say this setup worked once - what changed between the
> time things worked and the time they didn't?
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
August 26, 2005 9:18:09 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

MLW wrote:

> THis is what I fear. I have the office machine connected the router
> which is
> connected to the cable modem. I do have Norton AV installed and
> internet
> worm protection is activate. I de-activated it and I still cannot
> modify the firewall setting. Again it is turned off and indicates that
> the controls are
> made via group policy. This machine is running XP - Home not
> professional.
>
> THanks
> MLW
>
> "Malke" wrote:
>
>> MLW wrote:
>>
>> > I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is
>> > hard wired through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable
>> > modem for internet
>> > access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have
>> > the two
>> > units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see
>> > the bonus
>> > computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
>> > computer,
>> > I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark
>> > printer connected to the office computer but can not print from the
>> > bonus computer. This system has previously worked and allowed both
>> > file access and print
>> > sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for
>> > file sharing and print sharing.
>> >
>> > I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off.
>> > I tried to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center
>> > has stopped or
>> > did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that
>> > for security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
>> >
>> > This is a home network with only two computers located about 10
>> > feet from each other.
>> >
>>
>> If the Windows Firewall is off, then what firewall do you have in
>> place? Third-party firewalls - including Norton Antivirus which has a
>> simple firewall called "Internet Worm Protection" - will disable the
>> Windows Firewall. You say this setup worked once - what changed
>> between the time things worked and the time they didn't?
>>

Do you have any other third-party antimalware products installed? The
Beta Microsoft Antispyware program had problems with the XPSP2 Windows
Firewall. Here are some links about that:

FIREWALL DEAD, or other network issues:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350

MS antispyware tool disables Windows Firewall (or to reset firewall):
Start>Run cmd [enter]
netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
Follow prompts and reboot.

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 26, 2005 10:31:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

> No I do not have any other antimalware products. In fact I just
uninstalled MS Antispyware.

I read your post and could not find anything that would fix problem

I ran the cmd line, rebooted, no change

Office Computer - Firewall Turned Off, Can access files on Bonus Computer,
can print from Office (printer is wired to this one.)

Bonues computer- Firewall is turned on, Cannot access files on Office,
Cannot install or print over wireless network system

Any thing else that you can think of?

MLW


> Do you have any other third-party antimalware products installed? The
> Beta Microsoft Antispyware program had problems with the XPSP2 Windows
> Firewall. Here are some links about that:
>
> FIREWALL DEAD, or other network issues:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892350
>
> MS antispyware tool disables Windows Firewall (or to reset firewall):
> Start>Run cmd [enter]
> netsh winsock reset catalog [enter]
> Follow prompts and reboot.
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
August 26, 2005 11:23:47 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

MLW wrote:

>> No I do not have any other antimalware products. In fact I just
> uninstalled MS Antispyware.
>
> I read your post and could not find anything that would fix problem
>
> I ran the cmd line, rebooted, no change
>
> Office Computer - Firewall Turned Off, Can access files on Bonus
> Computer, can print from Office (printer is wired to this one.)
>
> Bonues computer- Firewall is turned on, Cannot access files on Office,
> Cannot install or print over wireless network system
>
> Any thing else that you can think of?
>

You can go through this network troubleshooter by MVP Hans-Georg Michna.
It should pinpoint the problem areas.

http://www.michna.com/kb/wxnet.htm

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 27, 2005 1:04:05 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

Just a note here, but with the firewall turn on, I believe the normal action
is to block Microsoft File and Print sharing. That would result in the bonus
computer being able to connect to the internet, but not being seen on the
network, nor would the bonus computer be able to print. Either turn off the
firewall, or modify the firewall to allow Microsoft File and print sharing.

--
David {MVP}
Microsoft Mobile Devices
Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
benefit of all of us...
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...


Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
their life by correcting me.

"Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
news:%23Si0b5qqFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> MLW wrote:
>
>>> No I do not have any other antimalware products. In fact I just
>> uninstalled MS Antispyware.
>>
>> I read your post and could not find anything that would fix problem
>>
>> I ran the cmd line, rebooted, no change
>>
>> Office Computer - Firewall Turned Off, Can access files on Bonus
>> Computer, can print from Office (printer is wired to this one.)
>>
>> Bonues computer- Firewall is turned on, Cannot access files on Office,
>> Cannot install or print over wireless network system
>>
>> Any thing else that you can think of?
>>
>
> You can go through this network troubleshooter by MVP Hans-Georg Michna.
> It should pinpoint the problem areas.
>
> http://www.michna.com/kb/wxnet.htm
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic"
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 27, 2005 1:09:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

That would be the expected behavior with a firewall enabled on the bonus
computer and the firewall not configured to work or allow Microsoft file and
print sharing. Also would be expected if the two computers are not getting
their IP address from a single DHCP server. In your case I believe it may be
do to the firewall on the bonus computer.

--
David {MVP}
Microsoft Mobile Devices
Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association

Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
benefit of all of us...
The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
rights...


Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
their life by correcting me.

"MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E9CF3CC0-6E8F-4AFC-9FFD-4BD612ACD6C0@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the information. I can ping both computers and pull up the
> Router
> setup page from both computers. Just cannot access files or the printer
> from
> the bonus computer.
>
> I will have to review the weblinks to see if this helps
>
>
> "David {MVP}" wrote:
>
>> You might want to take a look at this page,
>> http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html and see if it helps any. Also take a
>> look
>> at http://www.ezlan.net/netbeui.html
>>
>> Can you "ping" the other computers by both name and IP address? Can the
>> wireless computer access the WRT54 G setup page?
>>
>> --
>> David {MVP}
>> Microsoft Mobile Devices
>> Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association
>>
>> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
>> benefit of all of us...
>> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
>> The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html
>>
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> rights...
>>
>>
>> Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
>> their life by correcting me.
>>
>> "MLW" <MLW@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:C94AE312-7064-4F9C-8BD9-54F56881E19D@microsoft.com...
>> >I have two computers both running XP. The "office" computer is hard
>> >wired
>> > through a Linksys WRT54 G wireless router to a cable modem for internet
>> > access. The "bonus" computer has a Linksys Wireless NIC. I have the
>> > two
>> > units in a XP Home network. From the office computer, I can see the
>> > bonus
>> > computer and access most of the files and folders. From the bonus
>> > computer,
>> > I can see the office computer but cannot access. I have a Lexmark
>> > printer
>> > connected to the office computer but can not print from the bonus
>> > computer.
>> > This system has previously worked and allowed both file access and
>> > print
>> > sharing between the two systems. Both computers are set up for file
>> > sharing
>> > and print sharing.
>> >
>> > I also noticed that my office computer XP firewall is Turned Off. I
>> > tried
>> > to open the Security Center, but gives statment that center has stopped
>> > or
>> > did not start. The firewall screen also displays a statement that for
>> > security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy.
>> >
>> > This is a home network with only two computers located about 10 feet
>> > from
>> > each other.
>> >
>> > Assistance?
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> > MLW
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
a b F Wireless
August 28, 2005 12:01:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

I have the firewall turned off on the bonus room and the File/print sharing
turned on. I can see the bonuse machine from the office and can see the
office from the bonus machine. Cannot access the printer from the bonus


"David {MVP}" wrote:

> Just a note here, but with the firewall turn on, I believe the normal action
> is to block Microsoft File and Print sharing. That would result in the bonus
> computer being able to connect to the internet, but not being seen on the
> network, nor would the bonus computer be able to print. Either turn off the
> firewall, or modify the firewall to allow Microsoft File and print sharing.
>
> --
> David {MVP}
> Microsoft Mobile Devices
> Mobile AntiVirus Researchers Association
>
> Please post *ALL* questions and replies to the news group for the mutual
> benefit of all of us...
> The MS-MVP Program - http://mvp.support.microsoft.com
> The MARA Program - http://www.mobileav.org/index.html
>
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
> rights...
>
>
> Spelling and grammar errors left in for those that need a little joy in
> their life by correcting me.
>
> "Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Si0b5qqFHA.3424@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > MLW wrote:
> >
> >>> No I do not have any other antimalware products. In fact I just
> >> uninstalled MS Antispyware.
> >>
> >> I read your post and could not find anything that would fix problem
> >>
> >> I ran the cmd line, rebooted, no change
> >>
> >> Office Computer - Firewall Turned Off, Can access files on Bonus
> >> Computer, can print from Office (printer is wired to this one.)
> >>
> >> Bonues computer- Firewall is turned on, Cannot access files on Office,
> >> Cannot install or print over wireless network system
> >>
> >> Any thing else that you can think of?
> >>
> >
> > You can go through this network troubleshooter by MVP Hans-Georg Michna.
> > It should pinpoint the problem areas.
> >
> > http://www.michna.com/kb/wxnet.htm
> >
> > Malke
> > --
> > MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> > Elephant Boy Computers
> > www.elephantboycomputers.com
> > "Don't Panic"
>
>
>
!