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Home Network Problem

By pmalcolm ·
I have a installed a small home network of only 3 PC's. 2 with XP and 1 with 98. The network seems to work fine except for one thing. One of the computers can be seen by the others in the workgroup but cannot be accessed. Says they dont have permission to access. Cant see a firewall or fire sharing problem. Computer which cant be accessed can access the others. Please help me

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by dmiles In reply to Home Network Problem

Unable to access Computers Near Me" or "Workgroup is not accessible" errors

Symptom: When several Win2000/XP computers are configured as members of a workgroup in a peer-to-peer network environment and you click on Computers Near Me in My Network Places or workgroup name Entire Network, the following error message may appear: "Cannot Access 'Computers Near Me' " or "Workgroup is not accessible" errors.

Resolution: 1) NetBIOS over TCP/IP. To do that, go to the properties of TCP/IP>Advanced>WINS. If you are using a static Internet Protocol (IP) address, click Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP. If you have a DHCP-assigned IP address, click Use NetBIOS setting from the DHCP server.
2) No Master Browser or too many browsers may cause this issue. Check Browser issue.

"Unable to Browse Network"

Symptom: When you attempt to browse your network by opening Entire Network in My Network Places/Network Neighborhood, you may receive the following error message: "Unable to Browse Network."

Check Lists: 1) have you loaded the NIC or is it working?
2) have you loaded common protocol, TCP/IP?
3) does the Computer browser work?
4) have you enable file and printer sharing in the accessed computer?
5) is the workstation service running?

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by deepsand In reply to Home Network Problem

What version(s) of XP; Home and/or Professional?

Which machine can be "seen" but not accessed?

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by dustyD In reply to Home Network Problem

Ensure that you have identical user accounts on the machine accessing and the one being accessed.
On the two XP boxes, use 'simple file sharing.'

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