Laptop cannot see its own Node.

September 23, 2010 at 08:14:26
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Time Machine/1 Gbyte
Laptop cannot see itself in 'My Network Places' but can see the nodes of two other machines in the same network and can connect.
The two other machines cannot see the laptop node and therefore cannot connect. They can see each other and connect.
Curiously the two other machines can see an Apollo Server running on the laptop.

All 3 machines are running Windows XP Pro. IE is the browser.
No domain is involved just a WORKGROUP.

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September 23, 2010 at 11:16:43
File and print sharing installed?
Are you sharing anything on the laptop? If not do so
Check the windows firewall settings that sharing is allowed
Check to see that netbios over tcp/ip is enabled [wins tab in tcp/ip properties]

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November 6, 2010 at 05:43:34
Sorry for the delay but I have been out of the country for a while and missed your reply. The answer is yes to all the points you make. When I said two machines cannot connect to the laptop I meant 'connect conventionally' so what I wrote was somewhat misleading. If I use the full address //nodename/sharename.. the connection is made so I can work. But the mystery remains: the nodename of the laptop is not visible from anywhere including the laptop. Any ideas anyone.

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