Cant connect to existing network

June 2, 2005 at 10:14:37
Specs: xp pro, pentium 4

Im having problems adding a computer to an existing network. Its a brand new dell straight out of the box. The computer is showing up on all the other computers but they cant access it and get this message, "\\BAC2 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions." And when i click work group on the new dell the computer just freezes that page and doesnt show the computers on the network. Cant i get detailed instructions on this or what the problem could be i turned off the firewalls.

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June 2, 2005 at 12:36:50

This is XP Pro? Using Simple File Sharing? If not, have you set shares/users/passwords as needed?

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June 2, 2005 at 14:43:49

yes this is xp pro but i cant find the simple file sharing option its not comming up in tools-folder options. I dunno how to set the shares/users/passwords

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June 2, 2005 at 15:46:10

One way that should work:

Control Panel - Network Connections - My Network Places - Set up a Home or Small office network.

When you enable file and printer sharing with the "Set up a Home ..." wizard that will set Simple File Sharing, and then all you should have to to is share whatever folders you want to (Shared Documents is automatically shared).

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June 2, 2005 at 16:16:14

Had the same problem with a new computer. Try this: Go to your internet connection properties. Uninstall File and Printer sharing (service). Restart the computer and reinstall the service.

This cured my problem.

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June 6, 2005 at 07:43:02

should i run the network set up wizard again

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