It's a common issue both on the PC to allow networking as well as the firewall in your router.
Another issue is that for a PC to "show" it must have a share.
I have a home LAN setup as a workgroup. I have two PC's running XP Pro and a
server running Windows 2000 Server. All the PC's are connected thru a
Each PC is accessing the Internet ok, but I can't get the PC's to be
recognized on the workgroup and can't map drives to each PC and share
I enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP on all my PC's. My server is seeing one of the
PC's on the workgroup, but it doesn't see the other one. I cannot view the
workgroup from either of the computers running XP Pro. However, I am able to
ping each computer.
I just upgraded to XP. I had my home network running fine when all the PC's
were running 2000. XP is a little different so I'm having a bit of trouble
getting this configured correctly.
I tried running the networking wizard, but didn't have any luck with that
Can anyone please lend a hand and help me with the configuration? Please let
me know if there is any information I can provide that will help
troubleshoot the problem.