|17 Jan 2010||#21|
| || |
Thanks again for all the replies.
It does now work ... sort of. I can browse the shared areas using the IP addresses of the home PCs. Still can't get the names of the PCs to work properly, but that's irrelevant - I can map a network drive using the IP address and job is done (I have fixed the IP addresses on my home PCs and Mac that I want to share from).
Trouble is currently that, in order to see the shared areas on my home (XP) PC, I seem to have to set them to be wide-open for anyone. Full permissions to All under the "Sharing" tab, and also full read/write access to "Everyone" under the Security tab. I can't find a way under the XP PC to set the sharing & security so that only my Win 7 laptop, for example, can have access to the shared files. I can restrict it to users on that XP machine, but can't seem to do it externally ?
I never used to worry about this. With my XP Domain Laptop (Work) I used to just map a drive to my "Home PC\c$" and then navigate from there. Full read/write access was granted even though I hadn't shared the drive - all I had to do was authenticate with my username & password for my home PC. I was a bit happier about this as I didn't have to "share" my drive, or allow control to "everyone".
I'm probably missing something obvious here. Perhaps I'm getting too worried over security - after all, if I could get in before without allowing it properly in the "Security & Sharing" settings, then so could anyone ?
Thanks for all the help so far. Any further thoughts on this would be appreciated - in one short spell on here I have resolved an issue that has been bugging me for weeks.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Win7 laptop on XP workgroup|
|XP pc won't see workgroup and Win7 pc||Network & Sharing|
|Trouble Mapping Networked DRIVES Over Win7 Workgroup||Network & Sharing|
|Win7 workgroup network view issue||Network & Sharing|
|Win7 can't access Vista Biz on Workgroup||Network & Sharing|
|Workgroup with static ip, Win7, and legacy Windows system||Network & Sharing|
|Can't connect win7 to workgroup||Network & Sharing|
|XP looses Win7 workgroup||Network & Sharing|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 AM.