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post #1 of 7
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How do I do it?

Through my router interface I can see all the computers connected, but browsing for the computers doesn't work.

For example: \\\\mybrotherscomputer won't find anything.

When he types in my computer's name though it'll prompt him to enter a password.

What gives? How come he can see me, but I can't see him?
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have you enabled remote access on both? file sharing?
    
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I'll go enable remote access on my computer. I believed it was turned off... WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS BEFORE?!

But yea, he can see me fine. He hasn't touched his remote access though.

God I'm dumb. Totally forgot I turned it off. I'll fill ya in if it works.

*EDIT*

This is the Windows notification I get (error)

Quote:
\\\\brother

No network provider accepted the given path
Remote access is enabled, but remote assistance is not.
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The remote acces you just enabled is for remote desktop. Bit different. Go to my computer and go to the properties of the C: drive. Depending on what version of XP you have, this part may be a bit different; but there should be a sharing or security tab. This is where you can setup remote access of files. Make sure any firewalls are configured to allow this. That may be why you are having problems one way but not the other.
    
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We both have our firewalls turned off, and HE can already connect to MY computer. I just can't connect to his.

He could connect without me having to enable file sharing though. He was just prompted with a password instead of given instant access.
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post #6 of 7
turn off simple fire sharing

also it helps to make an account for your brother with a password, then he can enter that in when prompted.
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post #7 of 7
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Where can I shut off simple file sharing? I feel newb asking this, but.. yea. We'll just leave it at that: "I'm newb".

Here's all the information: We both have our firewalls turned off. He can see my computer navigating via both 'Run' and through the Workgroup. I can not see his computer no matter what, and get these notifications when I try:



I'm not sure, but I think one of the reasons he doesn't have the option to join a domain instead of a workgroup is because he has XP Home and I have XP Professional. Am I right?

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