Workgroup Cannot see Xp laptop

May 6, 2009 at 18:29:41
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2 GHz / 3326 MB
I have 3 computers.

A laptop a desktop and a windows home server.

They are all on a workgroup called workgroup.

The laptop is connected to the group but It cannot see the other two computers just itself.

The desktop can see the laptop and the windows home server but I get a not accessible when I try and access the laptop.

What can I do to fix this?


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#1
May 6, 2009 at 19:00:06
Disable the firewall as a start.

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#2
May 6, 2009 at 19:28:39
I would keep firewall on but be sure the correct file sharing is setup.


See also IP address range, along with subnet mask.

"Best Practices", Event viewer, host file, perfmon, antivirus, anti-spyware, Live CD's, backups, are in my top 10


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#3
May 6, 2009 at 19:33:08
Both computers are set to auto obtain


Just found out that my laptop can ping my desktop but the desktop times out when it pings the laptop


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#4
May 6, 2009 at 19:51:03
I didn't say to disable the firewall forever.

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#5
May 6, 2009 at 19:56:19
Just disabled the firewall and now both are pinging. Still no workgroup connection though

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#6
May 6, 2009 at 20:08:48
Enable your file sharing & create the shares.

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#7
May 6, 2009 at 20:25:50
I can view the shared files but I need to be able to see the computers on the the network

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#8
May 7, 2009 at 06:02:20
Open a command prompt & run:
net view

Does a list appear?

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#9
May 7, 2009 at 14:10:16
Server Name Remark

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\\CONNORS-LAPTOP Connor's Laptop
The command completed successfully.


Only my laptop none of the other computers


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#10
May 7, 2009 at 19:40:22
Open My Network Places, click add network place, type the IP & the share of the other computer using the following syntax.

Example: \\192.168.1.89\share_name

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#11
May 7, 2009 at 23:00:52
I could do that but all I really wanted is to connect my windows home server to my laptop.

I did this buy plugging in an Ethernet cable to my laptop booting up then running the cd off my laptop and now it works.


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#12
May 8, 2009 at 04:34:23
You never said the laptop was wireless in your original post!

What CD?

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#13
May 8, 2009 at 15:33:41
Ok I found out the issue. It was Kaspersky's Anti-Virus NDIS Filter that.

To disable right click the network adapter go to properties then uncheck it. All good.


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#14
May 8, 2009 at 16:10:57
I mentioned firewall in my first response. I guess I have to specify to look for more than Windows Firewall.

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