On Mon, 7 May 2007 12:42:41 -0500, BLADESMAN <BLADESMAN.firstname.lastname@example.org>
>My first time on this forum and I bring a headache I hope you guys may
>be able to relieve.
>I've set up an adhoc network to connect my 2 pcs and all is not well.
>My hardware is as follows:
>Operating System - XP
>Modem - BT Voyager 190 ADSL
>Wireless Adapter - Linksys Wireless-G USB Adapter (WUSB54GS)
>Operating System - Vista
>Wireless Adapter - RT73 USB Wireless LAN Card
>I am able to see the client pc on the host, along with it's shared
>files. However, I am not able to access them (error message - network
>path not found)
>The client pc doesn't see the host at all.
>Also, the client wireless adapter doesn't show in Network Connections
>so am unable to configure.
>Pcs are set up with same workgroup name.
>Should any more information be required I'll be more than happy to
>Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
This will generally be a problem with a personal firewall. Accessing shares,
knowing what shares are there, and knowing the address ("path not found") can
all be interfered with by personal firewalls.
There are Vista specific issues.
* Set the Network Location Type to "Private". This implies that your
computers are secure, behind a perimeter firewall or a NAT router, and opens the
personal firewall for file sharing.
* Check / set "Password protected sharing" (PPS). Disabling PPS is the
equivalent of enabling Simple File Sharing, in Windows XP.
* Setup shared folders and printers. If you enabled PPS, you should setup
access for individual users. If you disabled PPS, you setup access for "Guest"
And Windows general issues.
* Make sure that NetBT is Enabled consistently.
* Make sure that name resolution is consistently setup.
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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actual address pchuck mvps org.