Setting up a network

  1.    25 Mar 2016 #1

    Setting up a network


    I have 4 computers that I would like to be able to network, 3 are Windows 10 and the fourth is a Ubuntu box we use for backup. There is no problem networking to the Ubuntu box from any of the computers. The other 3 computers, listed in order of importance are mine (1), my wife's (2) and the workshop (3).

    #3 can access #1 and sees #2 but is unable to get into her files.
    #1 can access #3 and sees #2 but is unable to get into her files.
    #2 can access #1 and #3 but it asks for a user name and password for both computers.

    I have attempted to share her files with everyone, after several minutes up pops "Can't share this folder"!

    Any help would be appreciated.

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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2

    If possible, for the Windows computers, you want to use the same username and password combinations (since these are likely workgroup computers and not on a domain). Are they all connected to the same router?
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #3

    Unfortunately we're old and set in our ways, I've disabled asking for a password.

    #1 & #2 are connected (cat5) to the same router/switch combination, #3 is wireless to the same router.

    I went into the Control Panel/Network and Internet and turned off Password Protected Sharing, this enabled #2 to have complete access to both 1 and 3, after doing a Share with everyone on the Users. Tried the same thing on #2 and received this: "Your folder can't be shared". Any ideas?
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  4.    25 Mar 2016 #4

    More info. My computer (#1) has a couple of VMs set up, the Windows 7 Home Basic machine has no problem accessing any of the other 3 computers as well as the Windows XP Professional, no problem, I just can't access her computer (#2) from mine or #3. Bizarre!
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