XP Pro SP3 Disabled My LAN!

By paulbrugger ·
I have a desktop machine running XP Pro, hard-wired to a Linksys wireless router, and a Vista laptop wirelessly connected to the same router. Both were able to access the Internet and share files, printer, etc. until I installed XP SP3.
Now, they both can still use the Internet, and the XP machine can see the shared files on the laptop. However, now the laptop can "see" the desktop machine, but cannot connect to it, or use the shared files or printer. How do I repair the damage caused by installation of SP3 on the XP machine?

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by cypher.msix In reply to XP Pro SP3 Disabled My LA ...

Have you tried reconnecting both machines to
the workgroup? You can also try using the xp
networking wizards...

Can you describe your network shares in a bit
more detail? What exactly is shared? A
printer? Is the printer hooked up to the XP?
Are the shared files stored on the XP box?

If everything is going through the XP machine,
then try un-sharing, and re-sharing the files
/ printer after you remove / connect each
machine from the workgroup.

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