What many didn't know is the Network Neighborhood (NN) is not real time as well as having other issues. Use the command line if you want to see it now.
I won't write long about NN since it has a long history of eating people's time and sending one company down in flames. Once you learn to distrust it, then you can move on. Bigger hint: No fix I know has cured it every time.
Hope this helps,
I am having sooo much trouble with browsing my workgroup. But with 4 computers, all on wireless, all going into Stand By at various times of the
day and night, is it any wonder?
Sometimes the XP Pro machine becomes Browser Master at the same time as other machines
Rarely I can see all shares from both XP home and Pro machines.
Often browstat status says Browsing is not active
The wireless router is a Dlink DSL G-604T serving as the DHCP server
All are on XP Home SP 2 except for one on XP Pro SP 2
All are on the same workgroup
All running Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
QoS Packet Scheduler
All the TCP/IP's are set to
Enable Netbios over DHCP
Enable LMHOSTS lookup (though I have not created any LMHOSTS file)