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Topic # 23618 4-Jul-2008 09:43
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So - I have a Win XP laptop that I use on a home wireless and work lan. Of late (the past week or so) for no apparent reasons - I've been having mucho file and printer sharing issues. It's seeing the web fine - but when I try and print to a network printer, or access files I get the "you do not have permission to use the network resource" error

The server is fine (in both situations) and I'm sure it's a laptop issue

Any good ideas please?




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  Reply # 142848 4-Jul-2008 09:48
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Make sure you have the same username and password in both machines - it makes all much easier. Also, check the Security tab in the properties for those resources (printer, folder) to make sure all users have appropriate access.






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  Reply # 142851 4-Jul-2008 09:55
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yep - that's all fine - it's like when i take the laptop home and use the network there something is corrupted

I'm using DHCP and have reset the ip's and stuff - the fact that I can see the net indicates it's not that

any other ideas???




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  Reply # 142852 4-Jul-2008 09:57
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Is the server using a static IP address? If so, is it in the same subnet as your notebook and DHCP?






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  Reply # 142854 4-Jul-2008 10:00
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all using dhcp and no static ip's




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  Reply # 142858 4-Jul-2008 10:03
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i reset the hub - now I can see ms home and the machines that sit on it but when I click those machine it's saying that I don't have permission




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  Reply # 142962 4-Jul-2008 14:01
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bizarre - a fews ago I put a passord on my rott user in win xp

didnt change anything else

it seems that this alone caused the problem - notwithstanding the fact that the servers were all set yto allow file and printer sharing from everyone

now that doesn't make sense... woder if it'll work at home as well




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  Reply # 143131 5-Jul-2008 00:30
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If you can double check that the problem is not with the network access or print/file sharing servers (Can check it with other machines on the network). Then your laptop windows need to be refreshed. I hat this part but it happened with me in the past and after surfing the internet & other resources with zero sucess I had to refresh my PC windows. Which worked.

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  Reply # 146078 10-Jul-2008 13:02
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If you're getting a permissions error then I can reasonably safely assume the network is networking otherwise you'd be getting a "not available" error of sorts

Simple file sharing enabled on either of the machines?
Guest account disabled?
NTFS security permissions ok?
Have you tried mapping a shared drive directly via IP at all?

I'm wondering if it's a problem with authentication, I've encoutered it before where even though the client is told to logon to the share as a valid user it actually logs on as guest, who... well has no rights at all.

Also on that mapping a shared drive note, you should be able to map the drive and on the server's computer management - shares page and see who is accessing the share. i.e. joebloggs or guest, regardless of whether or not they're actually able to see the share contents. I've found that handy when the share permissions are fine but the NTFS permissions are borked :)

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  Reply # 147254 12-Jul-2008 22:06
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To answer your question we really need to know if you are using simple file sharing, or not?

If it is simple file sharing you must have the same user name and password on each machine on the home network, ie Frank/Password else it wont work.

You mentioned that on one of the machines you added a passwrd? Well that password needs to be the same on the other machines on the home network.

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  Reply # 147304 13-Jul-2008 08:15
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yes to simple file sharing and no passwords/usernames now - gine back to accesible by all in an attempt to sort things....

it seems intermittent but is a little less often now that I've set the DHCP ranges at both locations to the same - not sure why




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