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Can't log onto network

by richie72846 / October 26, 2006 4:27 AM PDT

This is driving me crazy. I have set this up before and had it working, what am I doing wrong?

2 desktop computers upstairs (win98se) and (winxp home) connected via cable to wireless router, they can see and share files and printer with each other, no problem.

1 laptop (winme) downstairs with wireless network card connected to router, logs onto internet no problem.

Al I want to do is print from my winme laptop to the canon printer on the winxp computer. Problem is when I click on entire network I get a msg. >>unable to browse the network, windows is unable to gain acces to the network<<.

I'll try to answer some of your obvious questions now.

---yes tcp/ip and netbeui are installed on both computers
---yes printer on xp machine is setup for sharing
---yes I can ping the xp machine from the winme machine
---yes I have tried to map network drive, no luck
--- yes I have read most of the pertinent MS KB articles
--- zone alarm has been turned off

Any help greatly appreciated.

P.S. I can't remember what goes in the Host Name under DNS configuration, is it the computer name or the workgroup name?


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Do you have
by Darton Fury / October 26, 2006 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: Can't log onto network

an identical user account and password set up on all computers?

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by richie72846 / October 26, 2006 9:14 PM PDT
In reply to: Do you have

got it fixed, thanks, had nothing to do with passwords.

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