Win XP laptop suddenly can't see other computers on network

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September 6, 2012 at 00:41:53
Specs: Windows XP Pro, Pentium 4
After working just fine for months, all of a sudden my WinXP Pro laptop can't find the other computers on my home network. I haven't made any setting or hardware changes.

The laptop is connecting via WiFi N.
Printer and file sharing is on.
TCP/IP is on for this adapter.
Workgroup is the same.
I can't ping either of the other computers from the laptop.
I CAN ping the router.
I still have Internet access from the laptop (writing this from it now).

My desktops on Ethernet can still see each other, transfer and stream media. One is running WinXP Home, the other is running Win 7.

I've reached the end of my knowledge; any help greatly appreciated.


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September 6, 2012 at 05:51:16
On the Windows 7 machine under Network and Sharing, is 'Discoverable' enabled? if not then you will not be able to see this machine.

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September 6, 2012 at 09:42:00
Yes, it is. I can still see the Win7 machine from my other computer.

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