I have a brand new computer (which has Windows XP Professional) which I've gotten connected to our home network and to the internet. Everything seems to work fine on it except for file sharing across the network.
I have made sure that for each drive letter and folder, file sharing is turned on. The Windows firewall is turned off (I'm not sure what that Exceptions tab does for you, but I un-checked all those options).
I have Panda Platinum Internet Security 2006 on this computer (different version of Panda on a second computer, but both firewall settings for Panda are setup the same way). I disabled Panda on two of the computers to see if Panda might be causing the problem, but the two computers still can't see each other's files. BTW, the other computer has XP Home Edition.
I'm far from being a network guru, but I've been through every check I can think of and still can't get file sharing to work. Could someone offer some assistance? Thanks.