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Hello all!
I have a problem with setting up my home network. I have a linksys WRT54g v8 wireless router and 2 laptops named Nelson (HP) and NelsonII (Dell) all have build-in wireless adapters. The HP is running Vista home premium 32-bit and the Dell is running Vista home premium 64-bit. I have set up both computer to share files and media. I can see my whole network map and every computer and router show up in the full map from both computers.

My problem is when I go to the network folder to access the nelson-PC from nelsonII (Dell to HP) I get a network error that states "Windows cannot access\\nelson-pc. Check the spelling of the name. Error code: 0x80070035. The network path was not found. I also get the same thing from trying to access the nelsonII-PC from nelson (HP to Dell). I even tried to wire both computers and see if that would work and it still will not.

Can anyone shed any light on this?? Is my problem that I'm running 32 and 64 bit OS on the same network??

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It has nothing to do with 32-bit vs. 64-bit.

My top suspect would be a firewall issue.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
or
PING <computer name>

Where:
<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
  • COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
  • Computer Browser
  • DHCP Client
  • DNS Client
  • Network Connections
  • Network Location Awareness
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Server
  • TCP/IP Netbios helper
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
  • WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)
  • Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing. You can open a command prompt as described above and type the following command: nbtstat -n. This will display the status of NetBIOS or indicate it's not configured.
 

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I did everything you said. I turned off all firewalls. I can ping both computers with both ip add and computer name and it pings great. But I try to access the files and I still get the error message.

can you explain this to me?

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Places (Network and Sharing Center in Vista), make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login. NOTE: Vista's default is to require a password on the account to enable file/print sharing.
 

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Morning JW!

I wonder if that you need to have an account on both machines with the same name and password... JW does Vista have this like Windows XP does?

Nelson - can you see the NII PC from NI PC?
 

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Ok. I found more than one fire wall on. Shut them off and now working fine!!!!! I did make the right adjustment with the firewall and it is back on and working.

But I do have another question:
When I click on network on nelsonII-PC I get users, printers, and music. I dont want the music folder to show up here I want to click users then proced to the music folder.

I did go to my nelsonII-PC and went to network and sharing center and click on "show me all the files and folders I am sharing" at the bottom and when it comes up I see all folders that are shared.......under the shared column I see that music folder is shared with everyone and administrators. How do I not share the music folder with administrators just everyone??? I think that is the problem
 

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What did I say the top suspect was? :)

If you are sharing the music folder with everyone, administrators are part of the everyone group. :)
 

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What did I say the top suspect was? :)

If you are sharing the music folder with everyone, administrators are part of the everyone group. :)
Yep you are the man!!!

I unshared all of my files and restarted the computer. I found that the music folder that was in question was still being shared. So I believe it was shared twice. I unshared it for the 2nd time and now everything is work great!!!!! I re-shared the folders that I wanted and all is well. My network is complete and man this is sure easier to have a network then bug my wife for her laptop to get a file!!!!

THANKS TSG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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You can mark your own threads solved using the
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You really don't want to attempt to do file sharing over the Internet without a VPN!

You could do something like setup an FTP server if you just want access to files when you're at another location.

What is the purpose of remotely networking?
 

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I'd consider an FTP server like FileZilla. This will allow you to access files remotely and will be pretty secure.
 
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