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New PC
« on: December 08, 2012, 01:04:29 AM »
Got a new PC for my wife (old one died - power supply?). In the process of downloading files from Carbonite (about 24 hours left for that) but I'm sure that won't be everything I need.

Right now I need some help with getting into my home network. The new PC linked into my router and got me out to the internet but my home network doesn't recognize it or vice versa. The PC is running Windows XP Pro with IE8.

What do I need to do to get this new PC into my home network for file sharing?

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« on: December 08, 2012, 01:04:29 AM »

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Re: New PC
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 11:23:35 AM »
Only 2 things normally.

1. Check or change the computer name of the new computer. This way you will know what the computer name is so you can get to it on the network.
2. Make sure File & Printer sharing is allowed through the firewall. If it is a store bought machine then it will have a 45 day demo of an antivirus with a firewall and it will be blocking file sharing. I say uninstall it and use the free version of Avast instead. :wink:

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Re: New PC
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2012, 11:13:00 AM »
Thanks -- Got file and printer sharing set. Won't know how/if it worked until tomorrow when I can get on one of the other systems.

In the meantime I setup Outlook Express but got it wrong. I used my alias instead of the real name for the Email name and so when I start Outlook Express I get this message

Unable to logon to the server using Secure Password Authentication. Account: 'pop.centurytel.net', Server: 'pop.centurytel.net', Protocol: POP3, Server Response: '-ERR Invalid command, try one of: USER name, PASS string, APOP name digest, QUIT', Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800CCC90, Error Number: 0x800CCC18

So the question is --- How do I get back into setup so I can set the name correctly?

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Re: New PC
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 11:38:46 AM »
#1 In OE, go to Tools -> Accounts.

#2 In there, there should be a way to edit/change the setting(s) that you need to change.
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Re: New PC
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2012, 12:12:02 PM »
You enabled Secure Password Authentication in the account settings. Turn that off :wink:

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Re: New PC
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 01:18:31 PM »
Well sure 'nuf, changing email name didn't fix it but turning off SAP did the trick. The guy at Centurytel told me to turn it on so I did.  But turning it off didn't seem to upset it. Got into mail with Outlook Express just fine.

I'll keep you posted about the file sharing -- test tomorrow.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: New PC
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2012, 02:25:58 PM »
Couldn't figure out how to modify last reply -- so another reply.

What is the name of the tool that gives you easy access to the start up folder?

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Re: New PC
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2012, 05:03:06 PM »
Startup folder in Windows? I just manually go to it, right click on it and hit open :wink:

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Re: New PC
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2012, 05:24:16 AM »
File sharing is looking good. Thanks so much.

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Re: New PC
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »
No problem :wink:

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Re: New PC
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2012, 12:42:13 AM »
Well I jumped the gun. I can access files on the new PC from my laptop but not the other way. From the new PC I can see files on the laptop but can't access them. I tried going to properties (on laptop) and telling it to share but no go. I tried moving one file into 'Public', still no go. The laptop has Windows 7. Apparently I need to do something different but don't know what.

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Re: New PC
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2012, 03:13:04 PM »
What are the permissions on the laptop on the shares? Did you also make sure in the laptop that it is allowed in the firewall?

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Re: New PC
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 03:12:22 AM »
On thg laptop.
 Firewall State - ON
 Incoming connections - Block all connections to programs that are not on list of programs
 Active home or work (private) - TRENDNET
 Notification State - Notify me when firewall blocks a new program.

On Laptop
Sharing for My Documents
Homegroup - Read/Write
MacsToshiba - Owner

When I look at network I see USER-86AFD2BF (which is the new PC) but when I try to add that in the sharing it comes back with Windows unable to find. I also tried BettiesSystem which is the nane I gave to the new PC and again it said it couldn't find it. Not sure why I get the USER name instead of BettiesSystem when I look at network.

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Re: New PC
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 10:39:34 AM »
Just for a test try turning off the firewall in the laptop and see if the new system can then access the laptop shares :wink:

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Re: New PC
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »
On the laptop I disabled Avast and the Firewall. Came back to PC and brought up 'workgroup computers'. Clicked on 'MacsToshiba-PC'. Keyed in the password and it just sits there. Says it is connecting but I don't think so. After I key in the passsword it (the password block) turns blue. I checked the PW and tried again. Had Bettie check the PW to make sure I had it right and I did. Tried again -- same same -- no go. Is there amyway to tell Windows 7 to just disregard passwords to the Homegroup?

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Re: New PC
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 02:57:40 PM »

 

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