Problem: Difficulty sharing my laptop files in network environment.
- My Laptop: Inspiron 9300 running XP Pro
- No "User Accounts" set up, so no passwords required when booting system
- No passwords required when utilizing network in home office
My scenario: Escaped my home office in Mobile, AL. Visiting family and successfully using their wireless network. No password required to access their network. Can successfully access the Internet as well as their individual PC's. However, when they "View Workgroup Computers" on their end, my laptop is visible as part of the workgroup, but once they click it to access my laptop, they are immediately promted for a "Password". I'm not aware of any password as I've never needed one in my own office network.
I've seen the error message that occurs when file and printer sharing is turned off. It's clear that the system is not accessable. This, however, appears to be different.
Why can't I call the guy that set up my home office network? Well... unfortunately, he's still down in Mobile and we can't reach him.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.