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    This is probably a stupid question, but I just have a simple setup with 2 computers on a workgroup(not on a domain). I also have a wireless router for a laptop. could somebody tell me why when my room mate tries to connect to my shared folders and printers it always asks for a password? I do not have a password associated with my account on my computer so why is it asking for a password?

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    Re: asking for password

    I am assuming you are both running XP. Have the same account name and password on each machine and this password "problem" will not happen.
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      Re: asking for password

      Does it ask for a username and password or is the username automatically filled in with GUEST??

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        Re: asking for password

        Originally posted by m80arm
        Does it ask for a username and password or is the username automatically filled in with GUEST??

        Michael
        Biggles answer is the solution to the problem. Enabling or setting a password for the guest account (which is where this is going) is NOT recommended!!
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          Re: asking for password

          Originally posted by tonyyeb
          Biggles answer is the solution to the problem. Enabling or setting a password for the guest account (which is where this is going) is NOT recommended!!
          I know that but you cannot alter the username due to it being ghosted out. You need to disable the User Simple file Sharing tick box within folder options.

          I suppose adding the user account onto both machines will solve the problem but what about when passwords are changed??

          Michael
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