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Ok, today I had cable internet installed. I bought a cable Linksys Gateway, basically it has a router, modem, and wifi all in one. Both of my computers can access the internet perfectly, but when trying to set up a home network, I encounter problems.

On my computer if I try to access \\home-d (the other computer), I get a Logon Failure: The user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer, and if I use the other computer and try to access \\home-a (my computer) I get a can not find \\home-a error. I found a program that supposedly does it for you "Network Magic", it detected both computers, their names and everythign, and when I used mine to access the other, I get the same logon failure error, but when I use the other to access mine, the folder I tried sharing shows up grey on that computer, but not on mine. I don't know what to do.

If it comes to it I can show remote access via MSN.

I have tried disabling windows firewall on both computers and the firewall on the other computer, this one doesn't have any.
 

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Yes, as of now there is partial success between the network. On the other computer I can access my files, but on this computer I get the same Logon Failure error. :)
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Checklist for networking Windows Machines with TCP/IP
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- PCs which are not XP must have TCP/IP installed.
- Each PC must have a unique computer name.
- Each PC must have a network share defined.
- ALL NICS must be on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
- XP PCs must have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only essential for XP to talk to W9X PCs).
- MS Client and file & printer sharing must be enabled on each machine.
- All NICs must have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point).
* To check, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /ALL.
- XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only necessary for pre XP SP2).
- All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).
- PCs have the same workgroup (helps, but not essential for XP/2K, necessary for 9X/ME).

Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or
for it to see all other PCs. Or you can search for the PC by its computer name.


Additional things to check if you still have problems:
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- Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
- XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account in user accounts which should be off). Net Guest Account is enabled by default in XP, but to check it, open a command prompt and type: NET USER GUEST
Should return a line with 'Account active yes'.


Check XP Security policies (XP-Pro or Win-2K only)
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- Access this computer from the network: add guest
- Deny logon locally: remove guest
- Network access:Sharing and security model... -> Guest only
- Deny access to this computer from the network-> check Guest is not here.
 
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