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I have 2 computers both with XP home. the computers are alomst identical. i have them connected to the internet through a cable router and both work fine-with the internet. but i cannot find either computer when i try to access files or printers. i am not sure where to go or what to do. i have done everthing the the DIY page http://www.homenethelp.com/ said to
any help would be greatly appriciated

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One often overlooked item is leaving a firewall up and running. Try disabling XPs built in ICF.

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I agree with Michael Geist. I had to disable my firewall before I could network.

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I had to disable Zone Alarm while running the networking wizard. Once that was done and the computers found each other, I enabled the firewall and changed the zone to trusted. I believe the process is similar with other firewalls.

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I run into this same problem with 4 computers, the only way that I found other than fiddle up with the firewall, was to install the protocol compatible IPX/SPX/netbios. Because I?m using the version in spanish I don?t know how is in english. But you can add it from the network properties.

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