Instruction On Networking

needlenoses

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Not my first rodeo with Network issues so was wondering if this forum has any instructional documents on local networking.

I have just moved to Win 11 from 10 and the issues are the same. If I try to "SEE" my laptop I am asked about credentials ( I have no idea what is required ) and trying to see the DESKTOP I see both drives but do not have PERMISSION to look into the drive. Drives have share turned on. My printer is on the network (wi-fi) and my Media player (cabled ) is on and I can see both 4Gig WD drives and get into them. The laptop is also WI-FI.

I just want to be able to get into the laptop and desktop. Never worked back with workgroups.

Any ideas, please?
 
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Quandary

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You did not indicate what device you are trying to access the Desktop and Laptop from. Generally to access them you need to enter the userid and password (Local account or MS account). This would also be the case if you are trying to access the Laptop from the Desktop using Explorer. The folders are need to be setup for sharing.

If this does not help then provide more details.
 

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    i5-8250U
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    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
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    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
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needlenoses

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Just trying to look into each other in this home network; password is turned off on both machines. It is the laptop the displays the message that permission is required to access \\Desktop\c for example and it is the desktop that displays ENTER NETWORK CREDENTIALS.
I just don't know what is required here to get it all working. If I have to enter any other info I just want to do it once, not each time I want to look into each machine. I am not trying to access either from outside the home.

On the plus side the Media Player showed up on it's own and I can access both 4T drives and all it's folders on the network. Didn't have to change anything. Cant look back at the 2 machines but not needed.
 

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  • Operating System
    windows 11
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    PC/Desktop
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    Self Built on ASUS board
    CPU
    Intel I5 8600
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B360-Plus
    Memory
    16 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27D590
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 1 T SSD/ WD 1T secondary
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
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Quandary

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Not sure how you turn password off, but that may just mean that you do not have to enter the password to use the PC. When trying to access another PC, that is on the same network, you need to provide the account ID and password. There is an option to save the information so that it does not have to be entered again.
 

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  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
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    HP / Spectre x360 Convertible 13
    CPU
    i5-8250U
    Motherboard
    83B9 56.50
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 620
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio(SST)
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 256GB SSD
    Internet Speed
    500Mbps
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    Firefox, Edge
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    Windows Defender

needlenoses

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are we talking my microsoft account ID
 

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    windows 11
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    Self Built on ASUS board
    CPU
    Intel I5 8600
    Motherboard
    ASUS Prime B360-Plus
    Memory
    16 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 TI
    Sound Card
    NVIDIA
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung S27D590
    Screen Resolution
    1920 X 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 1 T SSD/ WD 1T secondary
    Keyboard
    Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech
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    82.7 down/21.1 up 5 ms ping
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Renegd98

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He needs to add credentials in the control panel.
 

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    32 GB
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    Nvidia 7700
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    32 inch Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    1980 x
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    Too Many
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clam1952

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Can be solved by unticking "Users must enter a username and password" in Netplwiz, not sure that's a good idea though if others have access to PCs. If using an MS account on all PCs you can use that.
 

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    AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
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    Asus PRIME B350-PLUS
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    16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 @3000Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080TI
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    On Board Realtec
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    Acer KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    240GB PNY CS900 SSD - OS
    1 TB Crucial MX500 SSD
    500GB Crucial MX300 SSD
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM001-1ER164
    2TB Seagate ST2000DM008-2FR102
    4TB Seagate ST4000DM000-1F2168
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    EVGA 750GQ Gold Certified
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    Cooler Master 690 III
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    Akasa AK98 5 Case Fans
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    Logitech K270 - wireless
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    Logitech - wireless
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
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    Firefox
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    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 build 22000.282
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    Dell Inspiron 3881 - modified with SFX PSU fitted internally
    CPU
    Intel i5 - 10400
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    Dell 032w55 version A00
    Memory
    16GB of HyperX Fury @ 2133 Mhz
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 6GB GTX 1060.
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    Builtin
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ACER KA241
    Screen Resolution
    1920x 1080 @60Hz
    Hard Drives
    256GB SK hynix NVMe
    1TB Western Digital WD10EZEX-75WN4A1
    PSU
    Modular 450 Watt Corsair SF450 Platinum ( Mod to replace the Dell 65 Watt PSU)
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    Inspiron Small Desktop
    Cooling
    Dell stock cooler
    Mouse
    Dell
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    BT Fibre 75 Mbps
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Use hardware KVM to switch monitors on three PCs and software (input director) to use mouse and keyboard on all 4 PCs.
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