Cannot connect xp to workgroup

November 11, 2011 at 08:43:59
Specs: Windows XP, Pentium4 / 2.80gh
Connecting to Workgroup Windows XP
I have a Windows XP Dell Dimension 3000 desk top and I lost my connection to the workgroup I have with three other laptops that have VISTA. I can't seem to re-connect. I tried changing the computer name as indicated in the Microsoft help area. I've connected before and don't know why I can't connect now.

I am using the desktop now to write this, so obviously I am connected to the internet. I am using the same router for all four computers.

My firewall is turned off on all computers as we are behind a router.

I'd appreciate the help of anyone who understands networking.

bob


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#1
November 11, 2011 at 09:06:53
Workgroup name is different by default in Vista and XP. If I remember under Vista it is MSHOME, anyway be sure the workgroup name is the same on all networked computers.

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#2
November 11, 2011 at 12:27:34
Can you ping between pcs? if you can't you have firewall issues even with them off.

In tcp/ip properties/wins tab/is netbios over tcp/ip enabled? it should be.

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#3
November 11, 2011 at 16:08:38
Where is tcp/ip?

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#4
November 11, 2011 at 16:56:15
really cool trick. use google if you don't know something.
I typed in how to get to tcp/ip properties and walla here you go

You would type how to ping another pc in google for the next step.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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#5
November 11, 2011 at 17:22:21
I know how to ping. The directions on checking tcp/ip properties doesn't conform to my computer. There is no network and Sharing Center

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#6
November 12, 2011 at 08:19:54
ping results?

Instead of saying what you can't do how about what you can do?

You do have network connections right?
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...

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#7
November 12, 2011 at 10:03:47
Did a system restore and that seemed to work....thanks for your help and attention.

bob


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