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XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Q: XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

I have 2 computers, one running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP (named "A31"). They are hooked up to the same router. I can ping each from the other using the command line. The workgroups are both set to MSHOME.
 
In Windows Explorer on the XP computer, I click on My Network Places>Entire Network>Microsoft Windows Network and there's nothing there. Even if it isn't connecting to other computers on the network, its own computer name (A31) should be listed there, right?
 
I can't connect to either computer from the other to share files and I've been googling around for a while and I can't find anything to help me.

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A: XP computer not visible under "Microsoft Windows Network" and workgroup

Figured it out...
 
Network connections - right-click on the connection
Properties>General
Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks and File and Printer sharing for Microsoft networks are checked

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/616745/xp-computer-not-visible-under-microsoft-windows-network-and-workgroup/
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A:Computer not visible in Microsoft Windows Network

My understanding is that

a given system(A) may be attached to a domain OR
unattached and accessed in a workgroup; mutually exclusive.
That says your request is not possible
 

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Code:
|--- Brother's Computer(XP)
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|--- Mom's Computer(7)
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A:Computer not visible on network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by JC99


Hello all,

I have a problem here that I haven't been able to solve. Here is my network setup...


Code:
|--- Brother's Computer(XP)
Internet -- Server(Gentoo Linux) -- Switch -- My Computer(7)
|--- Mom's Computer(7)
From my computer I can see the server and my brothers computer.

From my mom's computer I can't see anything on the network.

My mom's computer isn't visible to any of the computers on the network.

The problem is getting my mom's computer visible on the network because she has the printer attached to her computer and I need to configure the printer to work on my computer.

So my question. How can I get my Mom's computer to show up on My Computer when I click "Network"?



Are you running homegroup?

Can you type ipconfig /all in search and upload the output?

Thanks
ken

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A:Windows 7 not seeing XP computer on WORKGROUP

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You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

this is the solution, that worked for me
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Quote: Originally Posted by AncientDragon


I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?


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Library - Include a Folder

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A:Windows 7 workgroup used to work and now one computer cannot rejoin

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A:Desktop totally black, icons gone, taskbar visible, can't browse computer in Windows

If you can use sytem restore from one week before the problem
If you cannot access SystemRestore, try in safe mode
System Restore - How to

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Yes, you will need to setup XP with NTFS and set permissions properly on the system as a whole and remove the everyone group from that folder and make sure you have your rights added to it. or disable sharing on the folder.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308419

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My computer is not showing one of my network connections.Click to expand...

I don't understand. You have a wireless or ethernet or other adapter that shows as OK and enabled in Device Manager but it does not appear in Network Connections?
 

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How can I make my wifi SSID really invisible.
 
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A:Network Visible But Can't Share Xp to Win7

Hello gingem,

Try these recommendations:

Create Identical UserNames and Passwords for both computers.

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Please post an update.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/139199-network-visible-but-cant-share-xp-win7.html
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Welcome
Not that easy. If it were there would not be long articles about the subject. Hope this helps
How do I make Windows 7 HomeGroup content accessible to Vista and XP? | TechRepublic

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/workgroup-network-drives.569497/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/network-workgroup-uninstall-help.440686/
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A:Workgroup network - Anonymous

Remove that copy/delete and Use genuine Windows XP OS from your CD. Turn off the XP Black from your network what happens if you do that?
 

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Do you have a common account on ALL machines, this accounts needs to the same user name and same password?
 

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A:Can't Access My Own Workgroup on a New Network

Closing duplicate to another thread already in progress: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/673583-can-t-access-my-own.html
 

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A:[SOLVED] XP Pro Workgroup Network

Well you should be able to ping them if one can ping the other and get a response. Lets see the results of ipconfig /all on each machine first

start > run > cmd > ipconfig /all
 

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Hi pikalax,

From the computer that you're trying to access using it's computer name rather than it's IP Address, try the following:

Turn off Password Protected Sharing.
Disable Password Protected Sharing — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and how-to guides

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Hi Trabang, Welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. Network File Sharing.pdf

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If nothing there helps you, please post this for each computer.

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A:Workgroup/network sharing Mac OS X(I have searched)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by opsis


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3. Have you created at least one shared folder on the machines?

4. Do you have them connected through a router?

5. DCHP or fixed ip's?

6. Can the machines ping each other?

7. Can you post a command prompt after entering ipconfig /all,
and respective command on the mac?
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Windows 7 will not connect to any other workgroup other than windows 7. If you want share your network with Windows XP, Vista, and/or Windows 7 Click this link and follow the instructions. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/9040/how-to-share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-vista/ And share your files and folders thru your network and forget WORKGROUP
 

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I've been searching the web looking for any resources that can tell me what protocols are required to set up a Windows workgroup between two Windows 8 machines. Is there any difference for two Windows 7 machines? It seems like TCP/IP is a good place to start but which supporting protocols are required if any?

Thank you

A:Which network protocols are required to set up a workgroup

If you have not made changes to Services.msc, the computer will connect to a Network and SMB will allow you to connect to shares. For what services do what. See ? Service Configurations

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Im not sure this is the right place but here goes I have one PC running and a Popcorn hour media streamer Both connected to a router via cable Since i upgraded to from my PCH now cant see the workgroup in its network browser window but it connects to the shares i have set up on it from my PC All three devices see can cant Network workgroup streamer but connect. have been rebooted many times over that past few days the PC goes off at night as does the PCH Ive not changed anything on the PCH and nothing on the PC although maybe something was reset when i upgraded It wasn't a clean install but then it wasn't the previous time and i had no issues The PC can see and access the PCH without any problems Ive never had to mess with the windows firewall before to get this working but im now thinking maybe i need to Any ideas what can have happened I know i should have done a clean install but as both devices are seeing each other sort Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect. of starting again is a last resort Dave

A:Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect.

sorry to say... but this is why its highly recommended to not do upgrades from interim builds. Especially from a beta/preRC to the "official" RC.... wasnt the real intention of MS. The reason being is, how many ppl will have to upgrade their PC to win7 from some interim/leaked build? not many, this is why the only upgrade talk was for vista users. Also strongly recommending to do a clean install if on the beta... which means any beta in real smarts talk. Not flaming you here, just trying to get you and others to realize that this is a proper way of doing things in a "test" field scenario, which this is.

Yes, there are ways TO upgrade (from betas). When i think of ppl doing this, chevy chase and the lampoons vacation movies come to mind for some reason. Something usually turns another something into a bigger problem, that could have been avoided with a little thought instead of haste. (great flicks tho)

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I have 2 XP Pro SP 3 connected to a DLink DI 524 router. The WAN wireless works fine. Both are wired into the LAN with ethernet. I have a workgroup set up called "HOME". My laptop (MTCMOBILE)" can see my desktop "MTC" and mount drives which are connected to MTC. From MTCMOBILE I can ping both the router and MTC. The only annoying thing is in My Network Places I have so search for MTC every time. However (here is the real issue) the connectivity seem to be only one way. From MTC I can ping the router but I cannot ping MTCMOBILE. I can see MTCMOBILE in My Network Places as a member of the workgroup HOME but when I try to connect I get a permissions denied error. This is really annoying. Please help, thanks

A:XP Pro workgroup and network setup problem

Sounds like a firewall issue. Try disabling all firewalls and test.... if it works... then enable whatever u use till u find the problem.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-pro-workgroup-and-network-setup-problem-299962.html
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I've just installed win7pro/64 on 2 computers on a workgroup network with file sharing enabled on the c drive of both computers and get the "no permission" message. I enabled the network selection to work rather than home or public. Looking for the cure.

A:Sharing between 2 win7pro64 in workgroup network

With Windows 7 the default sharing is enabled by default from the C:>Users folder rather than from the root of the C: drive so it's best to change those settings back on the C: drive.

If you want to share any of the C:Users\Username folders then you need to add permissions via the advanced Sharing tab at the C:Users>Username folder, because by default this folder has a lock on it.

All this complication can easily be avoided by simply creating a Homegroup on one machine then joining the other machine to the Homegroup using the Homegroup password.

Homegroup - Create

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Hi

I have three PCs in my network. Two running XP professional and one running XP home edition.

Two PCs (One professional and the Home) work fine and are no problem.

On the third I recently removed LogMeIn.

On that machine, when I create the WORKGROUP network, the new network entry fails to display under My Network Places \ Entire Network.

Instead 'LogMeIn Virtual Disk Network' alone displays.

It would appear that the WORKGROUP has been created and is working (as I can see this machine under the WORKGROUP on the other two systems) but the workgroup fails to display.

The display is vital as it is required when I want to attach a network drive to the system.

It has been suggested that I remove entries relating to LogMeIn from the registry but this causes the system to crash on a reboot.

Thanks in anticipation.

Stuart
 

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Hi Ok I have a very frustrating problem here and am just about at my wits end I ve just performed a clean install Visible & V2 Wi Not P-660HW-T1 Solved: But Will Network Connect. Wireless Still ZyXEL of Windows onto a desktop PC Up until today everything was going fine I had a wireless network set up and could access the internet through my BT Voyager router However today we switched to a ZyXEL P- HW-T V router and I can no longer access the internet or even just the wireless network The strange Solved: Wireless Network Visible But Still Will Not Connect. ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 V2 & Wi part is that I can actually see the network i e my wireless card detects and names it correctly but when I attempt to connect Windows just gives me a message that it cannot connect It has never prompted me to enter the WPA key at any stage I might have accepted that there are some compatibility issues between ZyXEL Solved: Wireless Network Visible But Still Will Not Connect. ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 V2 & Wi and W if I wasn t typing Solved: Wireless Network Visible But Still Will Not Connect. ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 V2 & Wi this through the same router same wireless network and using W on my laptop To rule out some basics I tried a fresh clean install of W and this time did not connect to the BT Voyager network but attempted to connect straight to the ZyXEL network Still no joy Afterwards I tried to connect to the BT Voyager network and hey presto it works fine The signal strength is very strong My wireless card is pretty old - a D-Link Air DWL- Wireless PCI Adapter but I have the latest drivers I could find I ve also tried using a USB Belkin g to connect but again fails Both methods can connect to the BT Voyager however I only have one router switched on at a time I have several other laptops currently working on the ZyXEL network working fine but just not this PC for some reason I have no idea how to even make W try to prompt me for the WPA key without just giving me a blanket denial Am I doing something wrong Well any advice would be much appreciated or the next step will be the sledgehammer Cheers Chew nbsp

A:Solved: Wireless Network Visible But Still Will Not Connect. ZyXEL P-660HW-T1 V2 & Wi

Ok, panic over. I'm dumb. Nothing to see here, move along!

So the router is broadcasting on 'g' which would explain why my D-link 'b' card couldn't pick it up.

As for the Belkin there are no specific W7 drivers but by running v.4 in 'Vista' compatibility mode (no service packs) and making sure all previous Belkin software and drivers were removed, it finally worked!

P.s. for anyone else trying this, make sure the Belkin adapter is NOT plugged in until prompted by the installation.

Cheers!

Chew
 

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I have two PC's connected via a wireless network. That is already established, they both have internet connection. I would like to enable file sharing between these PC's. I have created a workgroup but am having trouble accessing both PC's. On PC 1, when I click "View Workgroup Computers" under network tasks both PC 1 and PC 2 are available, yet when I double click PC 2 I get an error message saying PC 2 is not accessible, I may not have permission, contact the administrator. On PC 2 when I click "View Workgroup Computers" I get an error message right away saying Home (the name of the workgroup) is not accessible, I may not have permissions.

In short, PC one allows me to access the workgroup but not PC 2. PC 2 wont let me access the workgroup. What am I doing wrong? (I am, as you can probably tell, new to home networking).
 

A:File Sharing Through Workgroup on Home Network

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
and
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

11. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
 

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Hi All
I have 5 PCs connected to a switch in a workgroup mode, all PCs can ping each other & can access each other by \\computer name\share drive, but, only 2of the PCs can see all the PCs under my network, the rest can see only 3 out of 5 PCs.

Is there any restriction on the number of the viewed PCs under my network?

What is going wrong, restricting me ti view only limited number of PCs?

3 PCs are win7 Ultimate
2 PCs are win7 Pro

One Ultimate PC can see all PCs under my network & one pro PC can see all the PCs. The rest can only see. 3 PCs.

So my issue is not in connectivity, the issue is the view of all pcs under my network.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 workgroup network view issue

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I live in India. I have 12 computers in two workgroup (9 and 3), also I have two different broadband plans of 2mbps on both workgroup.

Now I want to join two networks which I can do with a switch (I think). the main issue is that if I joined the two workgroup in a single network how I can run internet on different workgroup separately. in other words I want different internet broadband lines to two workgroup and also want them in a single network.

I run a shop have 9 computers as a cyber and 3 computers for working on a government website. and I don't want that cyber system use bandwidth of those three computers and also want these 3 computers to be on network so that I can monitor them from 1 place.

Thanks....
 

A:Two diffrent Interet service on two workgroup in a network

The key to your issue is where the 9 systems vs the 3 get DHCP replies.
If the 3 systems go to one router, they will get a gateway address of that router AND each system will also get a DEFAULT route pointing to that gateway address.

Here's my IPCONFIG, showing the gateway

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : socal.rr.com
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.5
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

and the routing table that gets created with that connection; notice the line beginning with 0.0.0.0 - - that's the default.

Code:
IPv4 Route Table
===================================================================
Active Routes:
Network Destination Netmask Gateway Interface Metric
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 192.168.0.1 192.168.0.5 20
127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.0.0.1 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
127.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
192.168.0.0 255.255.255.0 On-link 192.168.0.5 276
192.168.0.5 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.0.5 276
192.168.0.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.0.5 276
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
224.0.0.0 240.0.0.0 On-link 192.168.0.5 276
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 127.0.0.1 306
255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 On-link 192.168.0.5 276
You must make sure that the two routers have different addresses!!!

Then the 9 systems will have their own gateway and route tables.

Assuming the three systems have a router address of 192.168.3.1 and the 9 systems use 192.168.9.1 [the third digit is the number of systems just to make this discussion clear]

then your problem becomes to connect the two networks inside the routing tables of all systems.

MANUALLY, you add a route using
on the 9.system side
route ADD 192.168.3.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.9.x METRIC 1​on the 3.system side
route ADD 192.168.9.0 MASK 255.255.255.0 192.168.3.y METRIC 1​​That makes TCP see both sides but only resources specifically requested cross from one side to the other - - USING IP ADDRESSES. If you need print/file shares using names, you will need
to add them to the drivers\etc\hosts file everywhere and the shared systems need fixed addresses :sigh:

I am reluctant to lead you down this path UNLESS you are very experienced as this is considerable customization and will need to be well documented.



 

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getting the error message: Workgroup is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource.
server ip 192.168.1.1
client ip 192.168.1.2

all firewalls are disabled,tried everything....also i can play FIFA 2008 on lan ,but getting the message....not able to connect frm server to client & vice versa..file and printer sharing was also turned on........plz help
 

A:Workgroup is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource

Your reply to a 6 1/2 year old thread got my attention, but for help you'll have better luck if you start your own thread and actually describe your equipment, OS(es), network, and specifics about the help for which you are looking.
 

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Have an odd problem and am hopng someone can help. I have two pc's- one a W7 the other is a xp. I have two streamers: Boxee Box and Pop Corn Hour. Through various trial/error I have determined I can't access the workgroup from both the w7 and xp on either streamer. In other words, both streamers should be able to access workgroup on my network and neither can. I have tried resetting the router, both pc's, streamers etc. All files/folders set to share. I am not an expert but it seems since both streamers can't access my workgroup, the problem might be with windows. Any ideas/suggestions?

Thank you

A:Trying to stream media over my network..... Can't access Workgroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 64met


Have an odd problem and am hopng someone can help. I have two pc's- one a W7 the other is a xp. I have two streamers: Boxee Box and Pop Corn Hour. Through various trial/error I have determined I can't access the workgroup from both the w7 and xp on either streamer. In other words, both streamers should be able to access workgroup on my network and neither can. I have tried resetting the router, both pc's, streamers etc. All files/folders set to share. I am not an expert but it seems since both streamers can't access my workgroup, the problem might be with windows. Any ideas/suggestions?

Thank you



Hi

Can your Win7 and XP PC's access shared folders on each others PC? Have you tried the streamers with the firewalls switched off?

Regards
UKMedia

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I have a network with aprox 150 workstations (90% windows XP profesional, 10% Windows7 32 or 64 bit), and I receive from time to time this message ONLY on windows XP workstations:
" Workgroup is not accessible.You might not have permission to use this network resource"
All the time I could access the various workgroup computers by entering their IP like \\192.168.1.5 or \\mikepc
All the time i can ping any of the workstation without any problem.
All the time using Search computers on the network I find computer name.
What i curiously find is, that if i reboot one of a switch(unmanaged) from my network the problem seem disapear for some time (from 1 hour to several days).
First i suspect the unmanaged switch but the problem seem to manifest only on Windows XP computers.
What can be the cause ?
 

A:Workgroup is not accesible. You might not have permission to use this network resourc

With Windows XP Pro the limit for "simultaneous connections" for file and printer sharing is ten (10). With 150 workstations there are lots of opportunities to reach that limit.
 

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Please bear with me while I describe my setup before I ask the question I have computers OFFICE Windows XP Home SP Windows Firewall MALTAR Windows XP Pro SP McAfee Security Suite wireless capable WINNINJAMAC Windows Home Premium Windows Firewall wireless capabale All are members of the same workgroup My router screen members not displayed Network on Workgroup has no wireless capability OFFICE and MALTAR are wired to my router I created a unencrypted wireless ad hoc network between MALTAR and WINNINJAMAC I then used a bridge on MALTAR to link Workgroup members not displayed on Network screen quot Local Connection quot and quot Wireless Connection quot so Maltar s internet connction can be shared with WINNINJAMAC File sharing has been enabled on all computers and unblocked in all firewalls All works great all computers display the other in Network Places or Network on WINNINJAMAC since it s running Windows and internet works on WINNINJAMAC But the wireless network is unencrypted -- bad idea So I enable Workgroup members not displayed on Network screen WEP set the key in the settings on MALTAR and WINNINJAMAC and all seems to be okay until I open the Network page on WINNINJAMAC None of the other workgroup computers are displayed anymore The shares on the other computers are still accessible if I type their address eg MALTAR Shared Internet is still available on WINNINJAMAC OFFICE and MALTAR both still display all workgroup computers in Network Places and can access their shares without having to type the address So my question is quot When WEP is enabled on the wireless network how can I get WINNINJAMAC to display the other workgroup members on the Network page so that I can browse to their shares instead of having to type in the addresses quot nbsp

A:Workgroup members not displayed on Network screen

Ask a mod (Report) to move this to the networking forum where you'l probably get better responses.
 

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