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Can not browse the network

By northwood ·
I can not browse my HOME LAN with windows XP

When I click on My Network Places and then select
"View Work Group computers", it comes up with a message saying work group is not accessible, the network path was not found.


My LAN consists of a windows 2000 Pro computer and a windows XP computer. The default network protocol is TCP/IP. Yes, I can ping back and forth. I am experienced with 2000 pro and don't have problems in setting up a workgroup. But with XP, setting up a work group seems to have it's quirks. Why can't I see the XP computer icon in "My Network Places" ?

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by jschein In reply to Can not browse the networ ...

make sure they are both on the same sub-net and inside the same workgroup. Reboot both... they should appear.

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by dkmc00 In reply to Can not browse the networ ...

Make sure the following are installed on both PCs.

1. Client for Microsoft Networks.
2. TCP/IP protocol with the right configuration.
3. Same workgroup name.

After reboot everything should work fine.

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by dkmc00 In reply to

Also check the SERVER service and the WORKSTATION
service are running on both PCs.

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