Shouldn't File Sharing Work Both Ways?

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I am new to networking and have encountered a problem after
setting up my network. I have the following equipment: (1)
A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is connected
to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the files
on the computer connected to the base station by the
Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is denied.
I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on both
computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
as to what might be the problem? Any help would be greatly
appreciated.......Thanks
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Make sure they're both part of the same Workgroup.
    --
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone


    "Jerry" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1b89d01c4502d$79f890a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >I am new to networking and have encountered a problem after
    > setting up my network. I have the following equipment: (1)
    > A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    > Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    > station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    > running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is connected
    > to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    > problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    > Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the files
    > on the computer connected to the base station by the
    > Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is denied.
    > I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    > sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    > internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on both
    > computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    > as to what might be the problem? Any help would be greatly
    > appreciated.......Thanks
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    >-----Original Message-----
    >Make sure they're both part of the same Workgroup.
    >--
    >Chris H.
    >Microsoft Windows MVP
    >Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    >Associate Expert
    >Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    >
    >
    >"Jerry" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    message
    >news:1b89d01c4502d$79f890a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    >>I am new to networking and have encountered a problem after
    >> setting up my network. I have the following equipment: (1)
    >> A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    >> Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    >> station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    >> running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is connected
    >> to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    >> problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    >> Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the files
    >> on the computer connected to the base station by the
    >> Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is denied.
    >> I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    >> sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    >> internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on both
    >> computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    >> as to what might be the problem? Any help would be greatly
    >> appreciated.......Thanks
    >
    >
    >.
    >They are part of the same workgroup.....any other ideas?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Dear Jerry,

    Well, we've had experience with this at work and at home.
    Win98 doesn't communicate that well with WinXP peer-to-
    peer. This is true whether wired or wireless. At work
    what our Support people have done is run an intranet
    through a Win2000 server to remaining Win98 machines that
    are then accessible to the WinXP-Pros.

    At home I have a notebook with Win98, which shares its
    drive to wirelees LAN. A desktop running WinXP can read
    it. But the notebook can't read from the WinXP.

    In the event, you can get share between them..."don't ask
    me why, it's all right."

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I am new to networking and have encountered a problem
    after
    >setting up my network. I have the following equipment:
    (1)
    >A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    >Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    >station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    >running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is
    connected
    >to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    >problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    >Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the
    files
    >on the computer connected to the base station by the
    >Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is
    denied.
    > I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    >sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    >internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on
    both
    >computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    >as to what might be the problem? Any help would be
    greatly
    >appreciated.......Thanks
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Jerry, go back to your XP computer and right click on the drives or folders
    you want to share and make sure they are setup for sharing. If they are, UN
    share them and click OK, then go back and set up the particular folders or
    drives you want to share and then set the share up again.
    I've found that, when setting up the network at first and accepting the
    share files and folders at that point, doesn't always get that fold shared
    properly. I've gone back and removed them from share and set the share up
    myself, and they have worked.
    Carol

    "Jerry" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1b89d01c4502d$79f890a0$a401280a@phx.gbl...
    > I am new to networking and have encountered a problem after
    > setting up my network. I have the following equipment: (1)
    > A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    > Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    > station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    > running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is connected
    > to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    > problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    > Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the files
    > on the computer connected to the base station by the
    > Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is denied.
    > I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    > sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    > internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on both
    > computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    > as to what might be the problem? Any help would be greatly
    > appreciated.......Thanks
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    Jerry wrote:
    > I am new to networking and have encountered a problem after
    > setting up my network. I have the following equipment: (1)
    > A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    > Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    > station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    > running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is connected
    > to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    > problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    > Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the files
    > on the computer connected to the base station by the
    > Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is denied.
    > I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    > sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    > internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on both
    > computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    > as to what might be the problem? Any help would be greatly
    > appreciated.......Thanks


    Try some of the information at:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/columns/winograd/default.asp


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    Brian Sullivan
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  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

    They are probably using two different NetBIOS Browse
    Master Lists. Are you running a firewall on one of the
    PCs? Disable it or open ports to let NetBIOS Master
    Browser announcements go through.

    Otherwise, open the command prompt and run ipconfig
    Release and then renew all connections on both computers.

    >-----Original Message-----
    >I am new to networking and have encountered a problem
    after
    >setting up my network. I have the following equipment:
    (1)
    >A Microsoft Wireless Base Station (MN-700) and (2)A
    >Microsoft Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter (MN-710). The base
    >station is connected to a Pentium 4 2.4ghz computer (A)
    >running Windows XP home. The Wireless adapter is
    connected
    >to a Pentium 3 650 (B) running Windows 98 SE. Now the
    >problem. I can access all the files on the hard drive of
    >Computer B by Computer A But when I try to access the
    files
    >on the computer connected to the base station by the
    >Pentium 3 machine I get the message that access is
    denied.
    > I can see the folders but cannot access anything. File
    >sharing is enabled on both computers. I have a broadband
    >internet connection (DSL) and is working perfectly on
    both
    >computers. Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions
    >as to what might be the problem? Any help would be
    greatly
    >appreciated.......Thanks
    >.
    >
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