Re: Home network problem

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Subject: Re: Home network problem
Posted by:  Ken Blake, MVP (
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005

Bobby wrote:

> I have set-up a home network for my desktop and notebook computers. I
> am running XP Pro on my desktop and XP Home on the notebooks. All use
> wireless networking connected to the Internet via a wireless
> modem/router.
> Internet access worked perfectly on all systems.
> But I can't get my home network to work.

Are you running firewalls on both machines? Which firewall? Have you
configured it to allow sharing?

Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
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> I have tried to share the printer that is physically connected to my
> desktop system. This printer works correctly (using my desktop PC).
> My notebook sees this shared printer when I list the available
> printers (Control Panel -> Printers) but nothing happens when I try
> to print. I have tried adding a new printer but this process does not
> see my shared printer.
> I have also shared folders on both the desktop and notebook systems.
> But I can't see these shared folders on any system.
> When I try to use My Network Places I see my home network (called
> "Home") but when I try to access it I get the following message:
> "Home is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this
> network resource."
> I think that my printing problem is linked to my network problem.
> Help!
> Cheers.
> Bobby


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Home network problem posted by Bobby on Fri, 23 Dec 2005