I have just set up a broadband network using a router. they are both wired to it. The main computer connected to the router can see the other and share document and printer. But the other can't gain access to the main computer. Both are runnign XP pro sp2.
All the files that are wanted for sharing ,have been enabled. Also, we have disabled teh firewalls on both computers, yet this has not worked. are there any other reasons for the computer not being able to access the others shared files.
Sometimes disabling a firewall still doesn't work as the program is still running in the background especially 3rd party ones,to fully test it you would need to un-install any 3rd party firewalls you have installed,and then disable the windows firewalls.If it works then you know it was a firewall setting,if not you know its a windows setting.
If you are disabling firewalls, can I suggest that you disconnect the router from the telephone socket, does your router have a firewall in it, my DG834 does and I have disabled the windows firewalls in a similar setup to yours
All I can say is that I have disabled both windows firewalls, do not have software firewalls, router firewall is set up to allow azureus through and so far have had no probs, i do have AVG, spyware doctor, spy sweeper running and use a-squared, spybot and bazooka from time to time