Why can't I access my public folders?

April 6, 2011 at 15:10:44
Specs: Windows 7 home premium
Hello,

I am running 2 PCs (one desktop and one laptop) both with windows vista home premium, both are in a home group, are connected by a DIR-615 D-link router/wireless access point, and have file sharing and network discovery enabled, but when I try to access the public folder on either PC from the other I get "The network path could not be found".
When I try to troubleshoot this it tells me my modem is having connectivity issues and attempts to find out "why I can't connect to the internet" which is extremely bizarre, as this has nothing to do with the internet connection, I simply wish to access the public folder on a private network.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.


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#1
April 6, 2011 at 15:32:15
post a ipconfig /all for review from one of the pcs

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#2
April 6, 2011 at 15:45:23
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Doug
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cgocable.net

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cgocable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8191SE Wireless LAN 802.11n PC
I-E NIC #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-82-FE-5B-5E-20
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::cd66:315f:3697:3ff0%13(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 06, 2011 5:19:24 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 13, 2011 5:50:31 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:e7ff:fec9:ffe4%13
192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Contro
ller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-6C-61-AB-15
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C9C0B13E-FBCC-4137-A9C3-C20EC174F524}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2405:29ab:bc3e:161d(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2405:29ab:bc3e:161d%14(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.cgocable.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cgocable.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


This is the one from my laptop.


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#3
April 9, 2011 at 10:19:10
I have solved this problem with help from a friend, one of the machines was set to not automatically update for some reason, so it was missing the service pack update. Thanks for your time and help.

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#4
April 16, 2011 at 10:49:47
How does one do that please? I have the same problem with public but have been OK in the past - tho a long time ago.

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#5
April 16, 2011 at 10:52:38
How does one do that please? I have the same problem but did it OK in the past.

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#6
April 16, 2011 at 11:06:23
Oops - just sorted it - I had been trying to connect to the public folders on my laptop, whereas in the past I had been connecting from the laptop to the PC.

The cause of current problem - my laptop goes to sleep after 10 minutes - can be set to never go to sleep. All OK now.


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#7
April 17, 2011 at 01:55:24
I'm not sure what problem you're having, but all I did was re enable the auto-update function on my desktop as it was set not to for some reason, probably something I did in the past to get rid of those annoying pop ups and forgot about. (Stupid, I know.)
You could try disabling your firewall and seeing if that's it? or setting it to allow your IP or however it is you do it with your anti virus if you're not comfortable disabling it, because my firewall did block my new access point/router when I first got it, which made it unable to connect to homegroups.

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