> Thanks for the prompt response. To clarify, I'm not sure
> I know what you mean when you say connect to the desktop
> with a username of BASEMENT\username. Do you mean login
> this way upon startup, because I don't get prompted for
> username and password when trying to access BASEMENT
> through explore - my network places - entire network -
> microsoft windows network - WORKGROUP - BASEMENT (with
> double left click). I just get the error message. Maybe
> I'm trying to get at the folders the wrong way?
> The second paragraph of your response also throws me
> off. When I put in my username and password (that I use
> at work) the computer returns the desktop computer name
> (BASEMENT\), not the laptop name, in front of my username
> and asks for a new password.
> You also mention desktop account. How do I know what
> this is?
> If this is too much for you to deal with, I will forward
> your previous response to my IT guys, and we can likely
> figure it out.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Your laptop is probably joined to a domain so when you
> connect to the
> >desktop you will have to connect with a username of
> >For desktop to laptop, you can do the reverse and use a
> username of
> >LAPTOPNAME\username or have a matching account of your
> desktop account on
> >the laptop.
> >Ken Wickes [MSFT]
> >This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and
> confers no rights.
> >"Earl" <kandeschneideratt.net> wrote in message
> >> I have a D-link wireless router (di-614+) connected to
> >> cable modem. Desktop computer with Windows XP Home
> >> Edition connected to router with CAT5 ethernet cable.
> >> Laptop computer with Dlink dwl-650 wireless network
> >> At this point, each computer can see the other one when
> >> viewing "entire network". I have put them both in a
> >> workgroup of the same name. I even made the SSID on
> >> router the same as the workgroup.
> >> However, I can't access files on either computer.
> When I
> >> try from laptop to desktop I get "There are currently
> >> logon servers available to service the logon request".
> >> When I try from desktop to laptop I don't have password
> >> for the BASEMENT\username. BASEMENT is the name of the
> >> desktop computer. I think this issue can be resolved
> >> having the administrator at work create a password for
> >> me.
> >> I am getting frustrated, any help is appreciated.