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  1. #1
    dibbly
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    Default ICS ok but no network sharing??

    i'm at my wits end guys so i hope someone can help me out here.

    ive n/w 2 putas. A laptop (Roger)XP Home and hosting the internet connection with ICS and a PC (Wilco) running XP pro (simple file sharing enabled) as is file and printer sharing etc on the Lan connection.

    In My Network Places on the desktop, it shows 'Wilco' and shared folders but no 'Roger'
    on the laptop (Roger) - there is nothing at all.

    I can ping both machines ok as long as i use their respective IP addys, if I use their computer names i get an error message "Ping request could not find host check the name and try again" this happens on both machines.

    The strange thing is that 'Wilco' connects to the internet just fine using ICS???

    Any suggestions people??

  2. #2
    george12
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    Check that file sharing, port 139 is enabled in the firewall of all machines.

    This port is used for file sharing and AFAIK netbios name resolution.

    Cheers George

  3. #3
    dibbly
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    tried your suggestion but to no avail thanks anyway

  4. #4
    Murray P
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    Have you enabled any folders or files to share on Wilco? have you checked XP's firewall(s) as well as any additional ones you have installed. Check manual setting in Neworking > Netwrkork Adapter > Properties and Client for Microsoft Networks, sometimes wizard based functions don't always work as expected, ICS can also be problematical, although I doubt that could affect your LAN.

    Just out of interest, I take it you are using an internal PCI ADSL modem to connect to the WAN?

    Cheers Murray P

  5. #5
    dibbly
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    Just out of interest, I take it you are using an internal PCI ADSL modem to connect to the WAN?

    errr, no Murray, connecting via crossover to external cable modem, never mentioned it cos ICS is working ok - ive disabled all firewalls (while not on the net) to discount those being a factor

  6. #6
    Murray P
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    Ok, If you have an ADSL router rather than just a modem and if it has multiple ports or you have a hub/switch, ditch ICS, it just adds another unecessary layer to your interent connection. Still can't see why your file sharing should not be working though, you can ping so you have contact, must be in permissions or group or sharing setup. Talking of work-groups you don't have a domain set up do you?

    Cheers Murray P

  7. #7
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    It will be to do with permissions:
    TCP/IP doesnt require authentication, so it "just works".

    File-sharing on the other hand requires authentication.

    Setup an identical username / password on both PC's (You _must_ set a password).

    Login to one of the PC's as one of the new users made and see if it works


    Chill.

  8. #8
    dibbly
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    no Murray, no domain and both belong to same workgroup -
    can I try doing something with the Hosts file??? Not too up with the play on it just a suggestion

  9. #9
    dibbly
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    yes i did try that Chill after doing a search here....but i made the user name the same as the one on the laptop - thats the one that doesnt see anything at all. i will try using the same name as the one on the desktop as at least that one sees itself
    thanks chill

  10. #10
    Chilling_Silence
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    Default Re: ICS ok but no network sharing??

    Make sure both accounts are in the "permissions" list for the shares and in the File-system (if NTFS) also.

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