I have 3 pc's linked in wireless infrastructure mode via D-link DI-714P+ router plus adsl broadband modem. The connection and signal strengths are good to excellent for all 3 pcs; let me call them pc1, pc2 and pc3.
After setting up and installing all the wifi gear, I turned on all 3 pcs. When I go to pc1/my network places/entire network/ MS windows network/ MyWifiNet( my ssid/workgroup name), i could see the 3 pc icons. Clicking on pc1 and pc2 icons open up their respective shared folders alright, but on clicking pc3, i get the message: " \\\\pc3 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource....The network path was not found"
The same happens when I go to pc2/my network places/entire network/ MS windows network/ MyWifiNet.
When I go to pc3/my network places/entire network/ MS windows network/ MyWifiNet, i do not see any of my networked pc icons listed under MyWifiNet, but instead i get this message on clicking MyWifiNet icon:
"MyWifiNet is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource...The list of servers for this workgroup is not available"
I set up this network to share internet connection as well as to share files/printers. The internet connection part works ok - all 3 pcs could simultaneously and seperately connect to internet. My problem is with the file/printer sharing part of the network. I have very minimal knowledge of networking and was just following the manual's step-by-step instruction in setting up and installing the AP and wifi adapters on all the 3 pcs. I could not figure out what i did wrong in pc3 which causes it to be not accessible. Hope some kind souls could help me out. 2 further questions (forgive me if they sound rather stupid):-
Q1. When we set up the AP for internet connection, we talk about "ssid" . When we set up a wifi network to link up pcs to share files/printing, we are told to name each pc and assign it to the same workgroup name. So ssid name and workgroup name are one and the same thing?
Q2 A book i consult on setting permissions/adding users to the workgroup says we can use Windows XP's New User Wizard to add users. It says: choose Start/Settings/Ctrl Panel/Users & Password icon to bring up the users&passwod dialog box. I do not find any of these in windows XP. What do i miss?