file sharing on network problem

Can any one help?

I am running two laptops that have wireless NIC cards installed, both are connecting wirelessly and perfectly to the internet ( going to the router and then thru a cable modem)

no problems so far!

My problem is file sharing, on one machine my network places shows my shared files on a network called "homer" - shows a folder called homer on laptop 1

so far so good

on laptop 2 I try sharing folders to the network this seems to work, but when I go to my network places on this machine it says the following;

"homer is not accessible. you might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

the list of servers for this work group is currently not available".

I am running identical windows XP v2 software and identical NIC hardware.

Its driving me crazy - any help would be appreciated


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I had the same problem. After days of researching every possible cause,

it turned out to be the firewall that comes with XP SP2 and with NAV.

You can disable the firewall, or allow the specific TCP addresses to

get through. This resolved the problem for me...

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