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LAN Laptop wireless no access to other PC's in workgroup

by SB1976 / July 16, 2005 7:10 AM PDT

I have three PC all with windows XP pro or home all LAN networked on a D Link router and I have just bought a dell laptop XP home which I have setup a wireless connection and setup a static IP for the dell and it gets internet access and I have changed all the PC to share the same workgroup but the laptop can't access the pc's files and vic versa. It will not show the other PCs in the work group any ideas!

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One word>>>>
by Michael Geist / July 16, 2005 12:47 PM PDT

Firewall.

Possibly the number reason for network invisibility.

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Something to check
by J1520 / July 16, 2005 1:03 PM PDT

If you set a static IP address in Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) on your laptop, check the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) /Advanced button and the ?WINS? Tab.
1. Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP
2. And enable LM Hosts Lookup

Just some basic items to check.
Ron

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can they ping?
by gopinath_sastra / July 16, 2005 10:23 PM PDT

if yes then try to access the files using start->run->\\<ipaddressof any other computer>\ from the new laptop
while doin this if u r prompted for usernanme and passwoird enter guest for user name and blank password
make sure that guest account is enabled in the other pc on which ur trying to access the files and it has a blank password

if u cant ping check out if all the pc's are in the same class of ip(by checking the subnetmask)
u said that u have given a static one y dont u try giving a dynamic one
also run the network setup wizard in the laptop
and check out nsw.log file for any errors
this should take u through
if they cant ping inspite of having same workgroup,same class of ip then definitely its is a firewall problem

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