Wireless Network not working

Dell / Dimension 2350
April 2, 2009 at 13:56:49
Specs: Windows XP
I'm setting up a three computer wireless network in my home. Problem: Computers A and B can access each other. Computer C can access computers A and B. BUT, A and B cannot access C. In a 2 1/2 hour chat with Microsoft tech support we:
turned off the anti-virus software (unlikely as all three computers use the same),
checked the configuration of the network,
turned on a guest account on C,
checked the work group and computer names,
successfully pinged C from B,
plus a whole bunch of other stuff where the Microsoft person mucked around looking at hardware and a whole bunch of other stuff I did not understand and can't remember. Any ideas on what the solution might be?
Thanks.
Andy

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#1
April 2, 2009 at 14:23:04
Do you see the workgroup drive for C in A and B or is it just not there altogether?



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#2
April 2, 2009 at 17:49:18
If by workgroup drive (I'm only moderately computer versed) you mean do I see an icon that has the Computer C name on it, the answer is yes I do see it in computers A and B. But when I click on it I get the following message: "Computer C is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer." I hope this responds to what you were asking --and thanks a lot for your willingness to help.
Andy

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#3
April 2, 2009 at 19:06:39
Did you run the 'Set Up a Home or Small Office Network' wizard on all the machines?

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#4
April 3, 2009 at 04:54:27
Yes. Also the Microsoft tech checked it out and found no problem.

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#5
April 3, 2009 at 05:59:29
Try this, go to my documents/tools/folder options/view and find the option that says "use simple file sharing" and make sure it is checked"

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#6
April 3, 2009 at 14:18:44
I went to my documents/tools/folder options/view and find no option "use simple file sharing". Should I have this in Windows XP?

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#7
April 3, 2009 at 15:26:46
Run the network setup wizard again on C.

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