cannot see workgroup

Emachines / T3265
September 9, 2009 at 16:05:33
Specs: Windows XP, Athlon 3200+ / 1 gb Ram

I have similar problem to that mentioned many times on this board.

I have a network between 2 computers running XP and a laptop running vista basic.

It worked fine until recently.

Now when I try to view workgroup computers I get the error message: "workgroup name" is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ...

I have gone through previous similar questions and have made sure enable netbios over tcp/ip is checked and that file sharing is started.

I am still not able to connect from 1 computer to the other. From the laptop running vista I can see the other computers but when I try to click on them get an error message saying windows cannot access that computer.

Any ideas?



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September 10, 2009 at 11:57:17
review the windows or third party software firewall settings that file and print services are allowed.

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September 11, 2009 at 14:40:08
file and print services are allowed. It does the same thing if firewall is turned off.

Other ideas?

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September 11, 2009 at 15:10:36
same workgroup name [check in system properties]
same ip subnet [check with ipconfig]
same user accounts on each with exact same passwords on each [check in control panel/users]
something shared on each

Please confirm these settings.

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September 19, 2009 at 10:37:08
Workgroup name MSHOME on both
ipsubnet on both
no passwords
Both have account with my name as user

The home computer recognizes and connects with another desktop running XP just fine including sharing a printer. Unfortunately it only shows the other desktop and gives the above error when I try to get it to show all computers (in other words it does not show itself as being on the network only the other desktop and not the vista laptop).

More ideas?


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September 27, 2009 at 23:51:36
How can newbie like me enjoy this group?

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