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I hate Windows XP networking

by ultimateguy / July 29, 2006 6:11 AM PDT

I have three computers that connect to a US Robotics router. The first two computers are fine.

The third one, however, seems invisible to the first two, even though it can see THEM. All computers have Norton Firewall, which are all set to allow the network activity.

What gets me, is that all computers can ping each other with no problems.

What the heck is wrong with this third computer?

They are all running Windows XP.

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The checklist.....
by Michael Geist / July 29, 2006 9:50 PM PDT

1) File and Printer sharing anabled
2) Something set to be shared
3) Turn off the firewall to see the effect

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I hate Windows XP networking
by BobbyBoSox / July 31, 2006 4:52 AM PDT

I've had a lot of problems with Norton Firewall. Try disabling it and the built-in Windows firewall and see what happens. I bet they'll all be able to see each other and be able to connect to each other. If this works, you'll need to edit the firewall rules in Norton.

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I had this problem with win98se
by acoxon1274 / July 31, 2006 6:21 AM PDT

I remember using the computer's name and the find function. Once the computer I was at found the other computer, I could then do file sharing or whatever I wanted. Just because the computers don't show up on each other screen doesn't always mean you can't get one computer to find and work with another computer. I do remember that if one computer didnot find the another computer it was usally caused by the computer being disconnected. I then rebooted all the computers and then tried again.

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