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    File Sharing

    This is a discussion on File Sharing within the Sky Router forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; When I was with NTL and using a Linksys router I was able to file share between all my computers ...

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      Unhappy File Sharing

      When I was with NTL and using a Linksys router I was able to file share between all my computers via wireless. Since changing to Sky and using the netgear router I can no longer file share, and I keep getting the message to contact my administrator for access rights.

      Is there any settings I need to change in the router or on my computers?


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      Re: File Sharing

      Did you use the CD-ROM that came with the router? If you did, the problem you're seeing is caused by the firewall software installed from the CD-ROM.

      There's nothing on the CD-ROM that you actually need to get Sky Broadband to work. I use Avast! home edition for my anti-virus needs, and use the Windows firewall.

      Try uninstalling the McAfee firewall software - that should get things working again.

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      Re: File Sharing

      if you manage to contact/find the administrator give him a good kickin from me.
      He is some mythical person that does not exist

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      Re: File Sharing

      I thought that I was the administrator for my home network.
      So I have given myself a good kicking, and have told myself that I have permision to access my own files.

      It still doesnt work. So I will try the Mcafee and firewall thing from the previous post.

      Thanks

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      Re: File Sharing

      Rather than uninstalling firewall software you may want to consider configuring the firewall to allow the appropriate traffic to pass. Check the other PCs as well it could be their firewalls are blocking the file sharing. Although if all you've changed is to install McAfee then that's likely to be the culprit as James67 said.

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      Re: File Sharing

      instaled Avast on both laptop and PC, and running with the windows fire wall. I now have access to all my files again.

      Plus a much faster start up.

      Thanks All

     

     

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