Windows Legacy OS forum

General discussion

wierd networking problem

by aazp / August 13, 2005 9:37 AM PDT

I just got a new computer and i wanted to reinstall windows on all other PCs, when i was configuring the network (workgroup), I found that in some PCs i could access the workgroup (and see all the pcs) but not the other computers or assets, and in others I just couldn't access the work group.

All the drivers are installed, the hardware is working, the IPs and subnet mask are OK, and I'm sharing a Internet connection without problems, the computer directly connected to the Internet cant access the workgroup.

Could some could tell what cold be wrong or give a fresh insight on how the fix this issue.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: wierd networking problem
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: wierd networking problem
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
At least two things
by Steven Haninger / August 13, 2005 10:12 AM PDT

Firewalls and the login method a problem areas. If XP, you have the option to use "Simple File Sharing" or do so by setting permissions for users. Having all the PCs configured the same as far as login and file sharing method helps a lot. If a login with password is required, PCs that do not use such will have no access to those which do. These are just a couple clues but not all the possibilites. Hope it helps some.

Collapse -
According to MS....
by Michael Geist / August 13, 2005 12:04 PM PDT

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!