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Windows 7: I can't share files on 2 computer on my WiFi Network

04 Feb 2018   #1
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 
I can't share files on 2 computer on my WiFi Network

Hi guys.

I know this problem has been talked about many times on a forum search, but I don't see any solutions that will correct my problem.

This is going to be a long first post as there is loads of settings.

I have 2 computers on my BTHub5-KGFP WiFi Router Fibre Optic. The main Windows XP and my Windows 7 32bit laptop. I've recently rebuild both computers because on annoying problems (that with be a new thread if anyone is interested).

Windows 7 rebuilt no problem. I use Network icon in the systray which finds WiFi connections. My BTHub5-KGFP is listed so I put in my password all done.

I know from the last rebuild what I have to do to share folder/files with Windows XP. You right-click on a folder check properties. On the Sharing tab click the Share button and type in Guest and the text box the Add. Hold your mouse over Guest and tick Read/Write. Do the same for all folders you want to Share. I Share the same folders on Windows XP.

If I look in Network it shows the BTHub5, My Win 7 computer name, My Windows XP computer name. If I double-click on Windows XP

Windows cannot access \\computer name
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try identify and resolve a network problems click Diagnose.

Diagnose
Details Error code: 0x80070035
Network path not found

Network Diagnostics
Make sure that the device or resource (computer name) allows incoming connections for File and Printer Sharing.

My Windows XP can access folders on Windows 7. I setup the HP WiFi printer and did a test print.

Network and Sharing Centre - Home network - Change Advanced Share Settings

Turn on File and printer sharing - ticked

Public folder sharing

Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can and write files in the public folders - ticked

Even though I don't want public sharing, I've ticked and unticked it make no difference

Network and Sharing Centre - Wireless Network Connection Properties

Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG Wireless Network Adapter - Settings

Client for Microsoft Network - ticked
QoS Packet Scheduler - ticked
File and Printer Sharing Microsoft Network - ticked
Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) - ticked
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) - ticked
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver - ticked
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder - ticked

Other thread on here talk about removing Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6). Rather than uninstalling does un-ticking it remove it from service?

Network and Sharing Centre - Homegroup

Its showing connected. If you click on any folder. The Share with shows Homegroup Read/Write, Specific people shows Administrator, me and Guest.

If I leave the Homegroup and restart the laptop. Windows Explorer still shows The Share with shows Homegroup Read/Write, Specific people shows Administrator, me and Guest. How can the Homegroup still be showing if I've left the Homegroup?

Anyway Homegroup or no Homegroup I still can't access the folders on Windows XP.

I've started to make text files and problems on my computers with all settings so when I rebuilt I can put the same settings back, as they worked before.

Oh I forgot to say both computers on set on WORKGROUP.

Any help on resolving this accessing folders will be much appreciated.


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04 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You say you have setup a share on XP and granted guest permission but your not connecting as guest you set XP share allow everyone rights on the share then you have to ensure NTFS permissions are set as well. NetBIOS needs to be running on both PC's to access by name or you will have to use IP to connect
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04 Feb 2018   #3
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
You say you have setup a share on XP and granted guest permission but your not connecting as guest you set XP share allow everyone rights on the share then you have to ensure NTFS permissions are set as well. NetBIOS needs to be running on both PC's to access by name or you will have to use IP to connect
Thank you for the reply.

Initially when I set my network connection I could access the folders on the other computer. Now I've lost that connection.

On Windows XP when you share a folder it popups up you have to install Network connection insert Windows XP disc. I insert the disc then you can set the share on any folder. You don't have to specify share with a user, guest. joe blogs or anyone. The folder is shared with any computer on your Network.

I'm not sure about NetBIOS on Windows XP as I've said Windows XP can access all folders I've set on Windows 7 with Guest, which worked after my last build a couple of years ago.

As I've said both Networks show both computers and the BTHub5 router. If have desktop short-cut to my other computer which is the same as the Network connection. If I click on the other computer name as I've said.

Windows cannot access \\computer name

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try identify and resolve a network problems click Diagnose.

Details Error code: 0x80070035
Network path not found
Network Diagnostics

Make sure that the device or resource (computer name) allows incoming connections for File and Printer Sharing.

I've set the file and printer sharing and the printer works.

I have a BT link via IP that shows connections and it shows both computers are connected.
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04 Feb 2018   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

NetBIOS is needed to resolve of names so if it's not running you can't use of names you have to use IP
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05 Feb 2018   #5
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Ok NetBIOS - Network Basic Input/Output System when it isn't abbreviated.

I'm surprise this forum doesn't use Speccy as its freely available and another forum I use always say post the Speccy published snapshot of the system.

I copied NetBIOS info from Windows XP

That uses:
1394 Net Adapter
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC - Packet Scheduler Miniport

NetBIOS over TCP/IP Enabled via DHCP
NETBIOS Node Type Unknown node type
NetBIOS over TCPIP No
NetBIOS Name ULTIMA-WARLORD - That's the name of my Windows XP computer as that was the package I bought
DNS Name ultima-warlord
Membership Part of workgroup
Workgroup WORKGROUP
Remote Desktop Disabled
Domain ULTIMA-WARLORD

Wi-Fi Info
Wi-Fi not enabled

I don't know why it says Wi-Fi not enabled when it works, internet and email

Control Panel - Network Connections Properties

BTHub5-KGFP - Broadband LAN or High-Speed Internet
1394 Net Adapter
Client for Microsoft Networks - ticked
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks - ticked
QoS Packet Scheduler - ticked
Network Monitor Driver - ticked
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) - ticked

Local Area Connection Properties
Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC
Client for Microsoft Networks - ticked
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks - ticked
QoS Packet Scheduler - ticked
Network Monitor Driver - ticked
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) - ticked

Windows 7 laptop

NetBIOS over TCP/IP Enabled via DHCP
NETBIOS Node Type Hybrid node
NetBIOS over TCPIP Yes

Computer Name
NetBIOS Name SAMSUNG-LAPTOP. That's the make of my SAMSUNG Laptop
DNS Name SAMSUNG-LAPTOP
Membership Part of workgroup
Workgroup WORKGROUP

Remote Desktop
Disabled
Console
State Active
Domain SAMSUNG-LAPTOP
WinInet Info
LAN Connection
Local system uses a local area network to connect to the Internet
Local system has RAS to connect to the Internet
Wi-Fi Info
Using native Wi-Fi API version 2
Available access points count 6
Wi-Fi (BTHub5-KGFP)
SSID BTHub5-KGFP

Client for Microsoft Network - ticked
QoS Packet Scheduler - ticked
File and printer sharing Microsoft Network - ticked
Internet protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) - ticked
Link-layer topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver - ticked
Link-layer topology Discovery Responder - ticked

WinXP NetBIOS over TCPIP No Win7 NetBIOS over TCPIP Yes, but they both have internet and email.

You might say why am I still using Windows XP as its old. The reason is I've always used Outlook Express for my email and I like its features. Considering Microsoft make Outlook Express they don't make a version that works on later OS. They make you use Microsoft Messenger which is total garbage. Even the old Messenger doesn't work anymore.
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05 Feb 2018   #6
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

Have you tried connecting via IP NetBIOS is used only locally to resolve PC names it has no effect on the internet DNS service. On the local network one pc must be master browser. Did you change guest to everyone is it XP home or Pro?
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05 Feb 2018   #7
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Windows XP Pro SP3

NetBIOS over TCPIP No

Windows 7 laptop

NetBIOS over TCPIP Yes

But WinXP can see all the normal shared folder on the laptop. But the laptop can't even access WinXP.

As I've said on WinXP you check the properties of a folder and click the share button with anyone on my network. There name or computer you have to allow access to.

I don't see a problem with resolving computer names.

NetBIOS Name ULTIMA-WARLORD, WinXP, NetBIOS Name SAMSUNG-LAPTOP, laptop

These are the names they have always been and both computer could access both shared folders. On previous rebuilds and they have always worked.

I would guess the master browser in the main Windows XP computer.

I know these computer problems aren't easy to solve on the web unless its a common problem because you can't see the computer working or not working just make suggestions.

I have the same problem on car forums, you can't see the car. You don't know how mechanically minded the user is you can only make a comment on what they say.
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21 Feb 2018   #8
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

Sorry I haven't posted in a while as I've have another big problem which I've sorted.

Network Control Centre - Wireless Network Connection Status

IPv4 Connectivity: Internet
IPv6 Connectivity: No network access
Media State: Enabled

I've searched on here but no solution found.

Looking at my previous posts I didn't mention after rebuilding Windows XP had no connection to my laptop. After rebuilding my laptop had a connection to Windows XP. I check the settings on both computers and they are the same. I had to put files on a flash drive to copy them.

Then Windows XP was connected to the laptop, now the laptop won't connect to Windows XP.

Network shows both computers on my Network but as I've said before if I click on the other computer.

Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try identify and resolve a network problems click Diagnose.

Details Error code: 0x80070035
Network path not found
Network Diagnostics
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25 Apr 2018   #9
Keithuk

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
 
 

I have a problem with the hard drive on my Windows XP computer. That's along story if anyone wants the know.

I put back the original 500GB drive just so I could access things and emails. This old drive was setup for my old Fujitsu laptop I check the Network and put a new link to they Samsung laptop. Now I can access all files on both computers. The settings are exactly the same as the old 2TB drive.

I bought a new SEAGATE Barracuda 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - 2 TB Ł67.99

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/comput...74585-pdt.html

I'm holding back on fitting it as the old drive has access to both computers.
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