Computer Help forum

General discussion

Workgroup Network Issue

Hi Friends,

I've spent all day on this, and have no clue. If any of you have any idea, that would be awesome.

Yesterday we had a lightning storm around our studio, and we shut down all the computers that we could without going off the air. The power blinked a couple times, but nothing that our UPS's couldn't handle. Now the three computers that were left on cant find any of the other computers in the workgroup, and the computers in the workgroup can't find them. I thought maybe the network cards were bad or something, but I can ping the computers, and I can ping out using them. I can access the internet. I can actually control them remotely using the network. Its just the microsoft network utilities that seem to be gone. I've rebooted all machines, I've tried setting up new workgroups, I've gone through the troubleshooting wizard, I've searched forum after forum online. Nothing. Does anyone have any idea? I'm about to pull my hair out!

Thanks guys!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Workgroup Network Issue
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: Workgroup Network Issue
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 -
No OS noted.

In reply to: Workgroup Network Issue

While I would have listed an article about winsock netsh reset I can't tell which to share.

For now tell me what NET VIEW in a command window shows.

Collapse -

In reply to: Workgroup Network Issue

Got it...I hadn't rebooted one of the switches we were using. For some strange reason that switch would allow internet access and pinging and such, but not microsoft networking. Once rebooted, it's working.


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


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.