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Q: Workgroup computers and Firewall

I have two computers linked and networked via a switch. Both computers have Norton 360. I can view the workgroup computers when the Norton firewall is disabled. And I have the Windows firewall enabled. My question is: Is just the Windows firewall enough for the computers? One computer is connected to the internet - the other is not. If I turn on the Norton firewall, I can't view my workgroup computers.

Thanks!

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A: Workgroup computers and Firewall

You should be able to setup Norton to permit the individual IPs of each computer on another, and very likely, permit incoming traffic from remote ports 137, 138 and 139 and 445 for TCP and UDP protocols from trusted computers on your network for SYSTEM. Likewise, permit the same local ports outbound to trusted computers on your network. Do the same for port 135 for SVCHOST.exe.

But I think Norton has a concept of a trusted network (or similar description) which would make it simpler than what I wrote above.

I don't use Norton, so can't help more. Do they say anything about setting up for Microsoft file and printer sharing in the Help file?

Windows firewall is not sufficient. And many firewalls don't play well when it is turned on.

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i have set up a basic home network many times. i recently reinstalled xp on my computer and now i have internet, but cannot see any other computers on the network, or any of them see me. The rest of the comps can share with eachothers, but not mine!!
-i can ping other computers
-i have enabled file sharing
-i have set up the network under the same workgroup

nothing shows up in my net. places when i click 'see workgroup computers'!!!!!
 

A:i cannot see any other computers in my workgroup

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I am thinking of getting wireless so i am concerned about others using the network. I currently have an adsl router and this is the main (usually the only) computer connected to it. When a laptop is connected to the router (network cable), this computer only shows itself in the workgroup list, but on the laptop, it shows both itself and this computer. How can i make it so that this computer shows all the computers connected to the router? Also how do I password it?

Thanks
 

A:workgroup computers

Let's start with some basic information.

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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i have 4 computers running windows Xp and they are all under a work group named LAMAS_NET. all running the same IP address range and same subnet mask. i Installed server 2003 on the 5th machine and want to join it on the same workgroup, even if i put them on them same subnet and ip range i am not able to ping the Xp machines or the reverse. the server 2003 is a HP pavllion a6405cn brand which has an internal ethernet card inbuilt. the problem is it has no drivers so instead i installed realtek ethernet drivers on it.

it worked and shows that it is connected to the LAN but cannot connect to the XP machines.

the question is :
1.can u join a server 2003 machine to XP machines undre a work group?
2.if so what steps should u use?
3.the server 2003 has a a pci device that is not installed does this affect the ethernet card??
4.thank you
 

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I just bought a new IBM Thinkcenter pre-loaded with XP Pro. After joining my workgroup,which consists of win2000 pc's, I wanted to map a few drives to the PC that houses the main shared directories, a quasi-server if you will.
Anyway, I can't see the other members of the workgroup or map any drives to them. I can ping the PC I'm trying map to (station5), but keep getting "path not found" errors when trying to map. Also, when I try to see the other workgroup members via the link located in "My Computer" I get an "workgroup cannot be accessed" error message.
This should be a fairly routine operation, so I can't see what the problem is. I tried looking on microsoft's support pages, but no help there. I have no problem joining the workgroup. Any suggestions? Oh yeah, when I run the network scan in the Help/fix a problem/ networking section, the scan passes everything but the IP Address portion. It seems to think there's an IP conflict but I tried ipconfig /release then /renew, but kept getting the same IP address. So I tried configuring the IP address to an address that I know wasn'tconflicting with any computers in my workgroup, but that didn't solve anything. This is pretty urgent.
I'd appreciate any help!!
Thanx in advance!
 

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I have three computers in the same office, 2 are Windows XP Professional and the other is Windows 7 Professional. They were all linked through a workgroup so I could share folders between them all. Recently only the Windows XP machines are able to see each other through the workgroup. The Windows 7 can't see the XP and the XP can't see the 7. I have the network discovery turned on and all the firewalls are off. I have double checked they all share the same workgroup. Any suggestions so I can see all the computers on the workgroup from every computer?

A:Can't see computers on workgroup

There is a hotfix for the problem that may help.
You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

Apparently this is a common problem but with many possible solutions. The following links show more solutions that may help.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ee-xp-machines

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-workgroup-pcs

Of course checking that they are all using the same "Workgroup" name is required and from what I have read if you change the Workgroup name on the Windows 7 machine to something else like Workgroup1, then change it back to Workgroup it may fix this problem.
Workgroup Name - View and Change

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Hello there,
I am running Windows XP Pro on 6 different machines and I am having problems with just one of them. It can't see any of the other machines within the workgroup. Whenever I try to browse I get a error that tells me the workgroup is either unavailable or that I do not have permission. I am logged in as Administrator on all the machines. I have everyone in the same workgroup, all machines are running XP Pro. and I have even run the networking wizard. This one has me stumped, any ideas?
 

A:Can't see other computers in a workgroup

I have found the problem, it was the personal firewall, once I disabled it I was able to see the other machines.
Thanks anyway.
 

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I just bought a new IBM Thinkcenter pre-loaded with XP Pro. After joining my workgroup,which consists of win2000 pc's, I wanted to map a few drives to the PC that houses the main shared directories, a quasi-server if you will.
Anyway, I can't see the other members of the workgroup or map any drives to them. I can ping the PC I'm trying map to (station5), but keep getting "path not found" errors when trying to map. Also, when I try to see the other workgroup members via the link located in "My Computer" I get an "workgroup cannot be accessed" error message.
This should be a fairly routine operation, so I can't see what the problem is. I tried looking on microsoft's support pages, but no help there. I have no problem joining the workgroup. Any suggestions? Oh yeah, when I run the network scan in the Help/fix a problem/ networking section, the scan passes everything but the IP Address portion. It seems to think there's an IP conflict but I tried ipconfig /release then /renew, but kept getting the same IP address. So I tried configuring the IP address to an address that I know wasn'tconflicting with any computers in my workgroup, but that didn't solve anything. This is pretty urgent.
I'd appreciate any help!!
Thanx in advance!
 

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On computer 3 I can't see workgroup computers!

I can ping every computer by name and ip on all computers.

But computer 3 can't see any workgroup computers except it's own, what should i do??
 

A:HELP! Can't see workgroup computers!

nevermind! I just waited a bit, and it finally found it..Thanks anyway!
 

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I've been having a problem on my Windows workgroup computers the last three days all of a sudden.

As un suggestable as it is I have directway and it uses USB to access the Internet and so I just used Internet Connection Sharing to share the internet connection to the other computers on the network. It has worked as good as is possible and has been vastly better than our 26400kbps connection through our phone system before. Anyway, monday I come in and the network will not see anyone else on the network. I check the setting and somehow the Internet connection sharing is turned off. I turn it back on and DHCP starts to work again I can access the Internet like I should be able to and I can communicate between machines.

Here's the problem, none of the machines will show a list in My Network Places and Computers Near Me of the other computers on the network. some ofthem won't even show themselves.

I'm running almost univerally WinXP but I have a couple Win2K machines on the network too. Netbui is working fine on those the rest I have TCP/IP doing the work.

OK thats alot said but thats the situation that I'm in. Thanks for any help you can give.
 

A:Workgroup Computers will not see each other

Install NETBEUI on the XP machines. You can either find it in the VALUEADD directory of the CD or this NETBEUI for XP download.
 

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I have a Laptop that I just installed Windows 7 on, and an XP machine. All is working well, including the networking, but I have what might be a silly question.

From the XP machine, why does the 7 machine not show up when I "View Workgroup Computers". I can get to it when I look in "My Network Places", but when I View the Network Computers, only the XP machine shows up when I'm on the XP machine.

The XP machine shows up on the 7 machine when I "View Network Computers and Devices" FWIW.

Just curious.

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Quote: Originally Posted by cherivo


I have a Laptop that I just installed Windows 7 on, and an XP machine. All is working well, including the networking, but I have what might be a silly question.

From the XP machine, why does the 7 machine not show up when I "View Workgroup Computers". I can get to it when I look in "My Network Places", but when I View the Network Computers, only the XP machine shows up when I'm on the XP machine.

The XP machine shows up on the 7 machine when I "View Network Computers and Devices" FWIW.

Just curious.


Hi and welcome
XP and win 7 do networing differently. XP uses IPv4, Win 7 in homegroup uses IPv6. If your two machines were both win 7 it would show up correctly. I suspect MS is expecting all of us to go buy as many win 7 licenses as they can sell. If you use work group in win 7 it might show both machines correrctly.

Ken J

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Hello

Since last 12 hrs I was trying to fix this with no success.
I have a laptop with Vista business and a desktop with XP pro.
both are connecting to a cable modem (desktop, with USB and the laptop with LAN cable).

Alraedy instaled the LLPD for the XP and enabled the NetBIOS for both computers.
All setting in Vista is OK and I have no firewall and also if I turn off win firewall and also antiviros in both computers, I have same situation.

From the Laptop I only can see the desktop when I press on "map all network".
From desktop I can not se the laptop at all.

As I see the subnet are same in both: 255.255.252.0 but the default gateway in desktop=84.108.116.1 and on the laptop=84.108.120.1 (in one case after reset of the modem, the subnet was 255.255.255.0 in both and the gateway was same)

Also:
I can not ping computer name of laptop from the desktop but can ping IP of laptop.
More than that from the laptop I can not ping the laptop and the desktop computer name but I can ping the laptop and the desktop IP.

PLEASE HELP.

Thanks.
 

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Ok, I've done my best due diligence this afternoon and am crying "UNCLE!!"

My W7 machine cannot see other workgroup computers (a vista laptop and a linux box). The vista laptop CAN see the other two, can access files on the linux box, but i get the error "network path not found" when trying to explore the W7 box. I'm using a trendnet tew 632 wireless router the the linux box is wired to, the vista laptop and W7 box are wirelessly connected (there is a linksys range expander used as well). Web connection is fine.

I have not created a "homegroup". I have created the same "workgroup" for all computers. I have enabled network discovery and file sharing with no passwords. I can ping the linux box and the laptop from the W7 machine no problem. I beleieve i have enabled all appropriate services.

The Linksys WMP110 RangePlus Wireless PCI Adapter has the current driver, proper NIC's are enabled (i think thats the right term), and i enabled netBios over tcp/ip.

Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!!

A:W7 cannot see workgroup computers

I don't believe he ever created a homegroup in the first place.

Can you reach the network shares using the UNC?

like \\Win7 computer\Share_Name

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Hello geeks,
I have a problem with my networked computers. The main host is ahp computer running on windows xp SP1 and the host computers (about 11) are running on windows xp SP2 but only two of them are SP1.
At first I was able to see my work grouped computers in the network. On the host computer, when I go to "My Network Places" and click on View workgroup computers, I see all the computers listed there together with the server which is the name of the host computer but just recently it has messed up. I can't seems to view my client computers and when I click on view workgroup computers on the host computer, it takes more time before appearing or giving me a respond like "access is denied, just that blah blah thing".
I have tried using the small or office setup wizard and have set both as in the same workgroup names but still I can't find my network computers.
On the host computer when I type something like \\pc6 or \\pc10, I can view them but they don't appear in view workgroup computers list. Also on the clients computer, I can see other computers except the main server which is the host.
What might be wrong here.
Any suggestion would be very much appreciated please.
 

A:Workgroup Computers Problem

Remember, you can have a maximum of 10 connections to an XP-Pro machine, and 5 to an XP-Home machine. If you have 11 clients, one of them is going to be left out in the cold at least.
 

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I could 'see' my shared XP machine and my MacBook from my Win7 computer over my wireless network last night be cannot see them now. I can 'see' the Win7 from the XP machine on Workgroup computers but I cannot 'see' any computers from my Win7 network now.

I have seen another post like this but the solution there was to buy another wireless router but I just bought a new Netgear 11n router and it is working fine for internet access.

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This may be due to the changes in the network stack of windows 7 (and Vista), the changes require an update to XP to utilise the Link Layer Topology.

I believe this is included in later service packs and updates but it can be downloaded manually if needed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

As for the MAC i'm not sure what updates are available there

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XP Pro SP1

Click on "View Workgroup Computers" and Internet Explorer crashes. System will only show network folders if each one is individually added using "Add a Network Place". When computer is started in "Safe Mode with Networking", all the network becomes visible.

Any ideas please.

A:Can't view workgroup computers

Assumption: All computers are XPSP1 and using the same workgroup...

Are you using simple file sharing?

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Sometimes, generally when I first set up a workgroup, when accessing the shares on another computer for the first time, it will prompt you for your username and password, a lot like this:

I was under the impression that workgrouping in XP you could only 'log onto' another computer using an account that was mirrored on both computers - but in this instance it seems possible to log onto the other computer using an account only on the remote machine!

How can I recreate this log-on request on other workgroups?
 

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Hi,

I few days ago I received an error from my computers that the 'print spooler' was not running. I found out that it was a corrupt driver and reinstalled the driver. The printer works fine now.

The problem is that I had my network set up to share files and a printer connected to another computer. Originally, the network was wired...now it is wireless. My computer connects to the wireless router (dlink DI-524) through an Ethernet cable. the other computer uses a USB wireless adapter. So after i reinstalled the printer drivers i tried to find the printer on the network, but could not. then i attempted to set up the network again using the windows networking wizards. For a while i didn't have any luck. both computers had the same workgroup name (and still do), but they could not see each other. i finally decided to restart and upon doing that was able to see the printer and the other computer. so i turned off the computer and went to sleep thinking i would get up in the morning and set up the shared printer. I turned the computer on the next morning and again the workgroup showed no sign of the other computer and the add a network printer utility could not find the printer connected to the other computer. I've checked for malware and spyware and found nothing. The shared internet connection work fine on both computers as well...I tried to ping the other computer from mine and vice versa but it failed both ways. I think i will power down all the devices a... Read more

A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Don't know if this applies, but remember that it can take about 15 minutes or so before all computers get up-to-date network information after the network changes (computer or share added or subtracted).

If ping by IP address fails it's almost always because a firewall is blocking.
 

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I have two desktops with XP Pro SP2 and a laptop with XP Pro SP2 put into a wireless network thru a Linksy's G-router.

However, for some reason, my laptop can see itself and computer 2, my computer 2 can see computer 1 and computer 2 and my computer 1 can see computer 1 and 2. How can I change it so that all 3 computers can see all 3?
 

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Hi,

I few days ago I received an error from my computers that the 'print spooler' was not running. I found out that it was a corrupt driver and reinstalled the driver. The printer works fine now.

The problem is that I had my network set up to share files and a printer connected to another computer. Originally, the network was wired...now it is wireless. My computer connects to the wireless router (dlink DI-524) through an Ethernet cable. the other computer uses a USB wireless adapter. So after i reinstalled the printer drivers i tried to find the printer on the network, but could not. then i attempted to set up the network again using the windows networking wizards. For a while i didn't have any luck. both computers had the same workgroup name (and still do), but they could not see each other. i finally decided to restart and upon doing that was able to see the printer and the other computer. so i turned off the computer and went to sleep thinking i would get up in the morning and set up the shared printer. I turned the computer on the next morning and again the workgroup showed no sign of the other computer and the add a network printer utility could not find the printer connected to the other computer. I've checked for malware and spyware and found nothing. The shared internet connection work fine on both computers as well...I tried to ping the other computer from mine and vice versa but it failed both ways. I think i will power down all the devices an... Read more

A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Is it possible that the wireless computer could be connecting to another nearby wireless access point? Double-check which network you are connecting to. If you can, rename the SSID on the wireless router to something unique if it happens to still be set to the manufacturer's default such as 'Linksys' or 'Netgear'. Just a thought, it just sounds like they are on separate networks.
 

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Just recently setup home network between 2 computers. Using fast ethernet hub into pc's with win XP home. Did network setup on both. Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network). It seems to work fine 99% of the time.

Problem: Cannot access file or printer sharing. Yes, I did set up for both to share. Get a message on my PC that access is denied and to contact server administrator? Other PC just "Does not Respond" when trying to access and must be closed by task manager. I don't suppose it is that big a deal to file or printer share, but could be useful. I have tried numerous trouble shooting fixes as suggested by XP Help but to no avail.

I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!
 

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azcondor said:

Just recently setup home network between 2 computers. Using fast ethernet hub into pc's with win XP home. Did network setup on both. Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network). It seems to work fine 99% of the time.

Problem: Cannot access file or printer sharing. Yes, I did set up for both to share. Get a message on my PC that access is denied and to contact server administrator? Other PC just "Does not Respond" when trying to access and must be closed by task manager. I don't suppose it is that big a deal to file or printer share, but could be useful. I have tried numerous trouble shooting fixes as suggested by XP Help but to no avail.

I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!Click to expand...

Please explain what you mean by "Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network)".

Here is what Help and Support says about "file and print sharing" configuration setup on my WinXP Pro SP2 system - should be similar for XP Home:

To enable file and printer sharing using the Network Setup Wizard
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Run the Network Setup Wizard.
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Please help .. I have Three computer on my workgroup.. I cant see the one I call bedpc on the other two machine..However I can see the other two machine on the bedpc..
 

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Hey all,
I was resetting my D-Link DWL-G820 Gaming Adapter because it intermittently drops the wireless connection. To do that I have to connect it to my computer and set a static ip on my computer. That went ok, but when i went back to the original settings, when i try to access another computer on my workgroup, i am now promted for a username/password. This goes for both computers going both ways. I have a laptop with vista ultimate with one admin account and a password. I have one wired desktop with windows xp with one account and no password. I have tried all of the username/password combos i have and none work. What happened and how can i get rid of this?
 

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I have just installed Win 7 into a fresh partition on my laptop. I have joined the workgroup in my office. I am able to get onto the internet, but can't see any of the other computers in the workgroup. I have disabled the McAfee firewall and the Windows firewall, but still have the problem. When I boot into Vista on the same system, I can see the other computers.What am I missing?Joe Parsons

A:Windows 7 can't see other computers in the workgroup

Hi Jmparsons.
 
It seems that the network discovery is not enabled on Windows 7.
 
For more information about how to turn on it, you may refer to the following link:
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows
 
Good luck!Arthur Li - MSFT

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When I click on the work group computers, the following message displays. " ____ is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this net work resources.Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The server service is not started.

Please help
 

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When I look in my network places, then view workgroup computers I cannot see eveyone but when I search for a specific computer name it finds that computer. what's up with that? This is for both XP machines and 98/ME machines.
 

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I have three XP computers on a network. I am able to access files which have been defined as network places but not able to browse the workgroup computers.

I checked the MS knowledge base and have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP and have checked the Computer Browser service. Neither of these made a difference.

I recently had to reinstall Windows on one computer, but it makes no difference if that one is turned off. I also downloaded and installed "Total Access" from Earthlink, which could have made same changes as well. (I have since uninstalled it).

What else can I check? These computers have been on a network for two years and have not had a problem prior to this week.
 

A:workgroup computers not accessible

Checkout this TechNet article, which should help: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...winxppro/proddocs/sharing_files_overviewW.asp

Also: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prde_ffs_flez.asp
 

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Hello there and thanks for looking. I got a small peer to peer workgroup of about 30 computers using DHCP that im having trouble with. Out of the 30ish computers, 6 of them dont show up in the "workgroup" on any computer or on our server workgroup. However, these six computers (4 XP and two 2000) can see the rest of the computers in the workgroup and access thier resources if applicable...including our file share server. Our AV that is centralized on our server and deploys to the clients by the computer name also has no problems seeing that these 6 computers are there and running.... These 6 computers also have internet access and to my weakly knowledge they were there in the workgroup at one point in time.
any ideas?

I checked the wrokgroup name, WS name, made sure DHCP was enabled and that it was auto IP and DNS, powercycled everything from CSU, switchs, server and all computers....still no luck.

Im going to take a look at the AV and firewall on the 6 tomorrow, and also try swapping a couple computers around and tryt my laptop too. Until then....any suggestions on how to get the six visible on the workgroup again????
Thanks for atleast reading.

P.S. Whole workgoup in all 2000 or XP and server is 2000 server
 

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I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.
 

A:I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

Well, have you turned on the sharing on ALL machines?

Do you have the same Workgroup listed on all machines?

Do you have a common account on ALL machines, this accounts needs to the same user name and same password?
 

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Hi Tech Guy,
I was reading another post and I have a similar problem, but your solution did not work for me so I am asking for advice.

I have two computers that I share files and printers with. The desktop is wired to the wireless modem/router combination and the laptop uses the wireless connection. I used to be able to share the printer and files connected to the desktop with the laptop, but that is no longer working. I have tried to set up the network again, but still nothing. The only thing affected if file sharing. I can still access the internet on both computers. Here's my info...

ISP: Verizon
Modem/Router Make/Model: Westell 327W
Main Computer: Wired
Laptop: Wireless
Main Computer OS: Windows XP Pro version 5.1/service pack 2
Laptop Computer OS: Windows XP Pro version 5.1/service pack 2
Browser: Firefox (both)

Copy of files for Laptop and Desktop are attached.

Thanks for your assistance.
 

A:Computers not detected in Workgroup

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heyg uys, so i accidentaly made 2 workgroup computers on the same computer and i would like to know how i can wipe all of the workgroups from my computer. if i remember correctly i read somewhere that you have to go into run or something and type cmd, but then i dont know where to go after that, can u guys guide me through
 

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not able to view the workgroup computers
When I click on the work group computers, the following message displays. " ____ is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this net work resources.Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The server service is not started.

Please help
 

A:not able to view the workgroup computers

Go to Start -> Run
Type services.msc
A list will present itself of all your currently installed services
Look for a service called Server
It's status should be started and automatic

If not right click on the service and click Properties
Set the startup type to Automatic and click the start button then click ok
 

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help! This one is really ticking me off. So I setup a network for a customer. She had two computers, one a desktop PC running windows xp home w/ sp1. The other was a laptop running windows xp home sp2. I also configured and setup a "storage" computer running windows xp pro sp2. The laptop is wireless, and the other two are wired. I setup the network on Sunday, and all the computers were configured properly and sharing files. On Monday she had high-speed satellite internet installed (dial-up AOL before.) The technician that installed her internet would not set it up on the network, so on Wednesday I went back to her residence to setup the network w/ the high speed internet.
I completed all the neccessary cabling and am able to access the internet on all three of her machines. I am also able to share files on both the laptop and the "storage" computer that I setup. However, her desktop, which works on the internet, is not able to access the workgroup. I tried turning off her firewall (Norton Personal Firewall 2003). I reinstalled her NIC, repaired the connection, reset TCP/IP, and ran the network setup wizard, all with no luck. The Desktop computer that cannot access the networked workgroup can ping both of the other computers and gets a reply.

So at this point I am trying to figure out what changed between Sunday and Wednesday. The customer did uninstall her AOL software as well as reinstalled her Norton Internet Sec... Read more

A:Workgroup of 3 computers, 1 not working

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Hello!

I've been trying to set up a password for a computer in a workgroup. I have 3 computers in LAN, everyone has Win XP Professional installed.
So I have tried this method:
http://techgurulive.com/2008/08/21/how-to-password-protect-a-shared-folder-in-windows-xp/

Problem is that when I type my password it doesn't accept it even if it is correct. And if it's incorrect I don't get any error message. So everytime I type something there (correct or incorrect password) I just get the login window again without any warning and stuff.

I would really appreciate your help!

Greetz,
draak
 

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I've got 2 laptops connected to a wireless network. Both can connect to the internet. I've gone through the networking wizard, disabled ALL firewalls on both computers. I can ping my own IP's on each. My Dell can ping my Toshiba, but my Toshiba can't ping the Dell (yes, I am pinging the proper IP's). Neither one can see the other one through network connections. Both computers have the TCP/IP box checked under the wireless network connection properties. When attempting to view the workgroup, I get the "home" network is not available. I've also enabled file sharing on both computers from the root drives. Anybody have any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Can't view workgroup computers

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Hi guys!
I have a comp and a laptop connected in LAN trough a router
I'm having problem with my "workgroup computers" on my computer.
It seems it doesn't show computer names so I cant access shared files.
They are pinging each other in cmd they are in the same workgroup,I have netbios enabled, and weird enough my brother played counter strike with his friend on LAN
My node type is unknown on computer and I dont have enableproxy in registry
Thank you for every help available
 

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I have a simple home network with a win7 and a win 8.1 desktop. I have set up my workgroup and put both into that workgroup. I have set a directory with access to everyone on each computer. File sharing is on. I use windows firewall and microsoft security essentials appropriately, I think. Neither computer allows access to the shared directory on the other computer. My message is "Windows cannot access .... Contact administrator. I think I have read everything on the internet about how to solve the problem, but am at my wits end. This should be a slam dunk, 5-minute task, but I have spent months trying to get it to work.

A:workgroup with win7 and win8.1 computers

Turn off the firewall on both computers. No need to have the firewall enabled, if the computers are going to be on your own LAN and on a Router.

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Hi all,

I have a problem: in the classical P2P windows network the computers cannot see each other as well as no shared printers are visible. Last week everything was working just fine, but after that some changes were made (reinstalling 2 PCs, adding 2 more) it doesn't work. Weird point is, that all the computers with the previously installed printers can still use that, evethough it is not possible to add any new.

In the network, there are about 15 computers, majority of them on Win XP SP3. All the computers are within the same workgroup, all the IP and DNS settings are on automatic.
The network is built on 1 router and 4 switches.
It is used basically only for printers sharing, not for file sharing (separate Linux server is designated for that).

Anyone has any ideas what might be wrong? Thanks a lot!!!
 

A:computers and printers not visible within the workgroup

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My first post here, and potentially a long one but I'll try to keep it brief as I (desperately) need help! One of the main problems is that the symptoms are different every time the computer boots up, thereby making it difficult to describe as what happens sometimes does not happen other times.

The problem is basically that my laptop, the main machine from which I work, cannot connect to my server and nothing I have tried has fixed the problem.

The network:

"Managed" by an ADSL router with NAT / DCHP etc. There are 3 clients. They are all set to acquire settings via DCHP. Several IP addresses are reserved by MAC address so the machines retain them always and there is a small pool of spare addresses on top of that.
The workgroup is called Plesbit. The clients are:
Plesbit-1 (running XP Pro), acts as a file server and runs 24/7.
Plesbit-2 (running XP Pro), a laptop and the workhorse. Network drives (K-N) map to the appropriate shares on the server. All work is done from those drives and all data therefore stored on the server.
Plesbit-3 (running Win98SE), you can pretty much ignore, I tell you it's there only for completeness. It's almost never turned on.
All connect via 54g wireless.

For over a year this network has happily run to my original config - boot up the laptop, as soon as you log in it connects to the wireless and the network drives automatically map. Open any program and your files from the server are there for you. But all that ... Read more

A:Unable to connect to other computers in workgroup

Give these two a try, you did say XP-SP2, right?

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset [log_file_name]

Note: the log_file_name needs to be specified, e.g. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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I have been trying to solve this problem for a long time...

A little background: I have been fooling around with windows computers my whole life, and I know that getting windows networking (on xp) to work is like solving world hunger (its close to impossible! ). I have made sure all of the settings are correct in windows, (file and printer sharing is enabled, no firewalls, etc.) the computers are configured correctly on the the network (they can all ping each other and access the internet), yet whenever I try to 'view network computers', I either get nothing, or an error saying that I might not have access.

(BTW I am not running any kind of AD, its just a standard WORKGROUP)

I have been reading online lately about the Computer Browser service and its registry keys (IsDomainMaster and MaintainServerList), although I can't find a solid explaination about this service.

Does anyone here know how to configure the service or its registry keys so that I will be able to 'view network computers' and have it actually work?

And further more, how do I designate which computer MaintainsServerList or IsDomainMaster?

Any additional comments on the topic of the browser service would be greatly appreciated..

Thank you all in advance.

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This is the second time this has happened. The first time one by one (after Windows SP3) the PC's slowly stopped being able to browse the other Workgroup Computers (but they could still talk to them with Quickbooks or ACT).

I solved it by creating a new workgroup name and moving them all onto that. But now we are having the same problem again. I would rather figure out what is up than keep creating new workgroups.

The only thing I can think of that would interfere would be either Norton (2008) or some M$ update that changed something. I have tried disabling Norton and it doesn't seem to change anything.

Network 5-10 XP Pro and Media Center PC's with SP3
 

A:Suddenly XP computers can't see windows workgroup

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Hi,
I have a nas device ; IB-NAS4220-B
This device works fine and I can access it from all my networked computers apart from one.
The network is primarily run through a Netgear 824 router & all pcs are given a static ip address
The computer which cannot access it is running xp home sp3 with all updates to op sys & drivers.
It connects to the nw wirelessly
It is also running KIS 2009.
I have tried deleting & reinstalling the network on this pc.
I have also tried turning off KIS
I can ping the nas & other nw pcs
I can connect to the nas using an internet explorer interface either by name or ip address.
I cannot map it as a network drive as it is not in 'my network places' (nor will it map if I manually type in the correct parameters)

I want to use this drive just for random backup and be able to see/access it through 'my network places' as I have numerous folders in the root & I do not want to mapwork each one individually.

Lastly, I know that network pcs can sometimes take a while to be shown & the nas device can sometimes be seen by this pc, but very rarely.
Also any other computers connected to the network are not visible to this computer, but if the nas is shown, then they are also visible & vise-versa.

Hope someone can help with this prob

Rob
 

A:Solved: workgroup computers are not showing

I may have solved this.
DNS Client was not starting in services.
i'll post back later as to whether changing this setting has worked or not.

Rob
 

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hello there all,
I will try and keep this as short as I can.
I have a HP Laptop that is Running Windows 7 64bit home preimiam I can't access any of my Nas drives or XP Laptop like I used to be able to. As far as i know nothing has changed.
I know that this is software issue for windows 7 as my Virtual Machine running windows xp with in windows 7 can see everything fine. The windows 7 laptop can connect to the Nas settings page via Http (internet explorer)

Hear is a list of things that I have tryed.
Using a cat 5 cable.
Changing the workgroup name and back again. (everything is all the same)
Changeing the Ip address from DHCP to manual.
Resetting Router.
Enabling Netbios over TCP/IP
Setting my network to a work location
Disabling Home Groupe.
Disabling Windows Firewall
I only have Windows Essentials running with a scan recentley compleated (IT Did find the Java Update Trogen but cleared it)

The laptop in questian is
HP G61
4gb Ram
Intel Pentium Processor
The Network Items are
(Wireless) Atheros AR9285 802.11B/G/N
Wired is a Realtek PCIe FE Family Controler
Microsoft Virtual WiDi Miniport Adapter (Was enabled but I disabled it)
VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 (These are not causing a problem as they have been installed on there for
VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 over a year now) I did try and disable them to no avail.

If you need any more info please let me know.
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Hi all,

I'm finding Windows 10 enjoyable and pleasant for the most part.

Unfortunately, some things that are easy to find or to do (probably due to years of experience) in Windows 7 and 8/8.1 are not easy to find, assuming they exist at all, in Windows 10 build 10130. For instance, I've looked high and low for "Change PC Settings" and it is like the proverbial needle in the haystack.

My present problem is that I can't see other computers in my network/workgroup. They are visible to my Windows 7 and 8.1 computers. My network is set to private in Windows 10. Find devices is set to on.

Anyone got any ideas?

Thanks,

keseyken

I note that I can ping all my devices, Squeezeboxes, WDMycloud hard disk, chromecast, computers etc., and the squeezeboxes, Logitech Media Server , WDMYcloud and Chromecast are showing up as devices.

A:Can't see other computers in Workgroup on Windows 10 computer

There's a Settings icon in the start menu, just about the All Apps button and Power Buttons. This is the same as "Change PC Settings" in Windows 8.x

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