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Network Gremlins

By igtddave ·
I am helping a friend setup a network in his business. It is a combination wired/wireless. All went well until the last computer was hooked up. It is able to surf the Internet, print to the network printer, but it cannot see the local machines on the network. I can "ping" each individual machine's IP, but I cannot find a certain machine's shared drive to map. All PC's are running Windows XP (Xtra Problems) What gives?

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LOL (Xtra Problems)

by statykserver In reply to Network Gremlins

I like that, that was nice. As a temporary workaround have you tried mapping to the shared drive using the ip address instead of the machine name?

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Is the problem pc

by XT John In reply to Network Gremlins

using the same Workgroup name? Make sure the File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks is enabled (under the Local Area Connection Properties settings).

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That's not it...

by igtddave In reply to Is the problem pc

Yes, workgroup is the same and file/print sharing are enabled.

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Node type

by Toivo Talikka In reply to Network Gremlins

The node type may have changed in the XP machine that is having problems. More info and the fix in Microsoft'st Knowledgebase article:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903267

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