my simple two computer network stopped working and I don't know why, do you?
January 10, 2008 5:41 PM Subscribe
I use to have a home network and now I don't. Why? Google turns up many similar problems and a few answers but no solution that works for me.
posted by Grod to computers & internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Two computers running windows XP pro connect to the internet through a residential gateway [computers ----> workgroup switch ----> residential gateway ----> dsl ---> world]. I put both computers in the same work group, enabled simple file sharing, made 'my documents' on one shared and could read/write from the other. Then one day I couldn't and nothing I've done, re-sharing the directory, running the network wizard and using a different work group name, enabling/disabling the firewall, nothing has restored the ease of access, or any access, instead I'm told "\\computerName-35cbba is not accessible. You might not have permission to use the network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you access permissions. Access is denied." To which I say arrrrgh. Anyone know what's happening here, and why, and how to fix it? Thanks.