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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Tomas, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Tomas

    Tomas Flightless Bird

    I have a home network with several computers both wired and wireless and also
    with various operating systems. Everything works correctly EXCEPT for the
    Windows XP Pro machine that does not see any of the other computers in
    Network places, even though all the other computers can see it. It will ping
    the other computers correctly but does not show them in the network and so I
    cannot access the other computer's shared files from the XP machine. I'm
    stumped !
     
  2. Lem

    Lem Flightless Bird

    Tomas wrote:
    > I have a home network with several computers both wired and wireless and also
    > with various operating systems. Everything works correctly EXCEPT for the
    > Windows XP Pro machine that does not see any of the other computers in
    > Network places, even though all the other computers can see it. It will ping
    > the other computers correctly but does not show them in the network and so I
    > cannot access the other computer's shared files from the XP machine. I'm
    > stumped !


    Check -- and double check -- your firewall settings, including any
    firewall-like features included in your antivirus application (e.g.,
    Norton's "Internet Worm Protection").

    From a Command Prompt, run ipconfig /all and confirm that the XP
    computer is in the same subnet as the others (should be, if it gets its
    IP address from a common router's DHCP server, but you gave almost no
    information about the configuration of your network).

    Can any other computer either ping the XP computer or access files on
    the XP computer?

    Can you access a share on any other computer manually from the XP box via
    Start > Run
    \\computername\sharename

    --
    Lem

    Apollo 11 - 40 years ago:
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  3. db

    db Flightless Bird

    during your analysis
    you might turn off the
    firewalls and disable
    your anti virals for all
    the machines.

    at least you will have
    some assurance that
    the above are not
    inhibiting your
    connectivity.

    --

    db·´¯`·...¸><)))º>
    DatabaseBen, Retired Professional
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    ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

    >
    >


    "Tomas" <Tomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:31A01AB4-8E12-4844-91CA-D29A722B8BEE@microsoft.com...
    > I have a home network with several computers both wired and wireless and also
    > with various operating systems. Everything works correctly EXCEPT for the
    > Windows XP Pro machine that does not see any of the other computers in
    > Network places, even though all the other computers can see it. It will ping
    > the other computers correctly but does not show them in the network and so I
    > cannot access the other computer's shared files from the XP machine. I'm
    > stumped !
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Flightless Bird

    "Tomas" <Tomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:31A01AB4-8E12-4844-91CA-D29A722B8BEE@microsoft.com...
    >I have a home network with several computers both wired and wireless and also
    > with various operating systems. Everything works correctly EXCEPT for the
    > Windows XP Pro machine that does not see any of the other computers in
    > Network places, even though all the other computers can see it. It will ping
    > the other computers correctly but does not show them in the network and so I
    > cannot access the other computer's shared files from the XP machine. I'm
    > stumped !


    Have you run the Network Setup Wizard on this machine?

    Also make sure file/folder sharing has been enabled. The
    option isn't where you think it might be. Then make sure at
    least one file/folder is shared.

    Also check Group Policy for non-default network restrictions.
     
  5. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?VG9tYXM=?= <Tomas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    news:31A01AB4-8E12-4844-91CA-D29A722B8BEE@microsoft.com:

    > I have a home network with several computers both wired and
    > wireless and also with various operating systems. Everything
    > works correctly EXCEPT for the Windows XP Pro machine that does
    > not see any of the other computers in Network places, even though
    > all the other computers can see it. It will ping the other
    > computers correctly but does not show them in the network and so I
    > cannot access the other computer's shared files from the XP
    > machine. I'm stumped !


    A rather esoteric problem that occurs under some rare specific
    conditions but fits your description is addressed by the following:

    "You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a
    Windows XP-based computer"
    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/903267"

    (Fingers crossed)
    HTH,
    John
     

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