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  1. #1
    XP-dition
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    Default Networking Woes

    Hi, I have a computer running Windows XP Professional, and am networked with crossover cable to a computer running Windows ME. I can access all the files on the ME compute, but when the ME computer tries to access mine, it is prompted to enter a password. I have no idea what this is for or about, I have not set up a password for my shared folders or anything. I am running Zone Alarm Pro, this may be doing something? Any help would be appreciated,
    -Jordan

  2. #2
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    On the XP PC, Right-Click on My Computer and select Manage
    Click on Users and Groups
    Click Users
    Right-Click and create a new User
    This user has to have the same user name and password as you are using to log onto the ME PC!

    You sohuld be fine after that :-)

    Cheers


    Chilling_Silence

  3. #3
    XP-dition
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    Have done that, and now on the ME computer I am not prompted for a password, instead I am given an error, Unknown Error 31, and it says the XP computer is not accessible.

  4. #4
    CYaBro
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    Did you make this new user an administrator on the XP PC?

  5. #5
    godfather
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    > Have done that, and now on the ME computer I am not
    > prompted for a password, instead I am given an error,
    > Unknown Error 31, and it says the XP computer is not
    > accessible.

    Trying to access from Windows 9x to Windows XP with matching usernames but using blank ( = no ) passwords will result in an "Unknown Error 31"

  6. #6
    joey
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    I did this just the other day with a wireless network.

    You need to login using the same usernames and passwords on both comps.

    I also added both comps to the same workgroup.

  7. #7
    Big John
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    > You need to login using the same usernames and
    > passwords on both comps.

    You dont need to do this. As long as there is a user/password match on the XP machine that matches the currently logged on person on the other machine.

    > I also added both comps to the same workgroup.

    This of course is required.

  8. #8
    stu140103
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    > Hi, I have a computer running Windows XP
    > Professional, and am networked with crossover cable
    > to a computer running Windows ME. I can access all
    > the files on the ME compute, but when the ME computer
    > tries to access mine, it is prompted to enter a
    > password. I have no idea what this is for or about, I
    > have not set up a password for my shared folders or
    > anything. I am running Zone Alarm Pro, this may be
    > doing something? Any help would be appreciated,
    > -Jordan

    Have a read of my post on sharing here:
    http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread....1&thread=31240
    Also check your sharing Properties

    Hope this helps

  9. #9
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    > > I also added both comps to the same workgroup.
    >
    > This of course is required.

    Errr.. Not really, Im part of adomain at the moment but I can still access files on other workgroups/domains on this network. It helps but is not a 'Need'.

    Make sure the users have actually got passwords.

    It may pay to setup a new user on both PC's with the same name and password (you need a password, it cannot be blank AFAIK) and give the user Admin rights on both PC's :-)

  10. #10
    Big John
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    Default Re: Networking Woes

    > > > I also added both comps to the same workgroup.
    > >
    > > This of course is required.
    >
    > Errr.. Not really, Im part of adomain at the moment
    > but I can still access files on other
    > workgroups/domains on this network. It helps but is
    > not a 'Need'.

    Not on a domain of course which is an entirely different kettle of fish but just two machines networked togeather you need to be in the same workgroup.

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