Networking & wireless forum: You might not have permission to use this network resource.

by: apoorvasheth March 10, 2006 10:59 PM PST

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You might not have permission to use this network resource.

by apoorvasheth - 3/10/06 10:59 PM

I am not supper savvy, and yes I need help. Thank you to any one who can break it down for me.

Problem being the following:

I am having problems setting up a home network. I have a desktop that runs MS Windows XP Pro & SP2. And a laptop that runs MS Windows XP Home.

I am trying to get them to share files and a printer from the desktop via a home network Workgroup feature. However, I keep getting the following message On the Laptop running XP Home, I receive the message "You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions. The network Path was not found." if I try to connect to the Desktop XP Pro.

The following are the network details:

I have successfully setup a ICP using a linksys wireless router, connecting the laptop to the internet wirelessly via the desktop.

Desktop running XP Pro; Can view its self and the laptop computer in the workgroup, and can view the files/folders by double-clicking on each of the computers. I am able to access the shared files on the laptop no problem. I can use the internet no problem,

BUT

Laptop running XP Home; Can view its self and the desktop computer in the workgroup, but cannot view the files/folders on desktop I get the following message: \\desktopcomputer name is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found.(Sorry for repeating myself, just trying to make myself clear).

Can somebody please give me an easy to understand step by step instructions in layman's terms fix for this problem? Or where I might access the how to Thanks.

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