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I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

Q: I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

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A: I can't see the other two computers on my workgroup network.

Well, have you turned on the sharing on ALL machines?

Do you have the same Workgroup listed on all machines?

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

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I could 'see' my shared XP machine and my MacBook from my Win7 computer over my wireless network last night be cannot see them now. I can 'see' the Win7 from the XP machine on Workgroup computers but I cannot 'see' any computers from my Win7 network now.

I have seen another post like this but the solution there was to buy another wireless router but I just bought a new Netgear 11n router and it is working fine for internet access.

A:Workgroup Computers come and go on Network

This may be due to the changes in the network stack of windows 7 (and Vista), the changes require an update to XP to utilise the Link Layer Topology.

I believe this is included in later service packs and updates but it can be downloaded manually if needed.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

As for the MAC i'm not sure what updates are available there

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I want to view all computers in my network. If I click "view workgroup computers", I can view only computers in my workgroup. There are more computers with different workgroup name in the network. I would like to view them as well. Is it possible?
 

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We have 4 desktop systems namely A, B, C & D under work group by name "MSHOME". While we could access three systems namely A,B & C thro network places, last system D could not be accessed from all the three namely A, B & C. Similarly from system "D" we could not access other systems A,B & C. While viewing work group computers option, it is showing all 4 systems. Can you help me out
 

A:workgroup computers not showing in network places.

Assuming that you have enabled file and printer sharing on "D" the problem is likely a firewall on "D" blocking the desired access.
 

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I have 2 computers (2 desktops, both desktops have a wireless connection to the internet via a Netgear router and USB adapters). Both computers have the same workgroup name and all use Windows XP Home SP2. Both computers connect to the internet fine, however,I can open a file or folder from workgroup computer PC 2 from PC 1, but when I try to access a folder on PC1 from PC 2 I get an error message states that the file is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. The network path was not found. Also, when I try to view workgroup computers from either PC I see only the comptuter I am searching from.

Other information that might be useful: Windows Firewalls are on, AVG Internet Security is installed and running on one and McAfee Security is running on the other one. I can ping each one to the othe fine. All permissions are properly set for sharing.
 

A:Cannot view workgroup computers via Wireless Network?

Can you ping both ways by computer name? Have you disabled all firewalls to see if this is a firewall issue?
 

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What I am about to not computers workgroup off... Wireless or connecting dropping Network: occasionally describe does not happen all the time and rarely happened until I added a rd machine to the network Three computers on network - call them A B and C A is connected to router by cable B and C by wireless cards both DLink just like the router Router is DI dynamic IP and DHCP I share files directories betweeen all three machines I have experience in doing this Sometimes when I turn all three machines on one or more Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off... of the three machines is unaccessible to the others vis a vis shared files directories Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off... For example from A looking at C from My Network Places C s resources are quot Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off... unknown quot Sometime C can t see B s resources Once they hook up though the almost always stay hooked up Nevertheless getting into the Internet is never a problem - only the file sharing This is ALWAYS fixable by one of the four following ways a reboot the offending computer b disable and encable the offending computer s network connection c the most fun - If A and C can t see B s resources go to B go to My Network Places and let B find the resources of the other two and d start MSWord on one machine and try to open a Word file on the offending machine s shared folder Eventually I always get in and share the resources I have disabled the Windows firewall because I have ZoneAlarm installed on all three machines On all three the network loopback adapter are in trusted zone I have also defined an IP range to which is also trusted The syndrome above seemed to have been worse with dropping even after an initial successful connection before I went into the Windows Firewall advanced tab and unchecked all of the Network Connection Settings boxes although this might be my imagination since Windows Firewall was disabled in the first place I have tried to delete the shared resources and define a new workgroup add network places etc Does not completely solve the problem I have done some checking on this message board before posting Sorry for the length of this but I am quite perplexed especially since the machines CAN share resources ultimately nbsp

A:Wireless Network: workgroup computers occasionally not connecting or dropping off...

If you always have all three PCs on your network, the problem may or may not be as follows.

If you sometimes just have one PC on, sometimes 2, sometimes a different pair, and sometimes all three, your "problem" is a "feature" of the Computer Browser service.

My simplified explanation: My Network Places is designed to be a convenience for stable workgroups. When you visit it, it shows what it remembers from the last time. With a stable workgroup, this is fast and great. But beware if you add or subtract PCs or even add or remove shared folders or their contents. What is shown in My Network Places is dependent on the Computer Browser service, which polls the network and gets an updated list of resources across the network. It is sorta like a cat--it does exactly what you tell it to do. Eventually. When it feels like it. This is why you often "see" computers that are not on and folders that were deleted and fail to see recently joined computers or folders.

For a technical explanation see http://www.comptechdoc.org/os/windows/ntwsguide/ntwsnfinding.html
 

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I have a Laptop that I just installed Windows 7 on, and an XP machine. All is working well, including the networking, but I have what might be a silly question.

From the XP machine, why does the 7 machine not show up when I "View Workgroup Computers". I can get to it when I look in "My Network Places", but when I View the Network Computers, only the XP machine shows up when I'm on the XP machine.

The XP machine shows up on the 7 machine when I "View Network Computers and Devices" FWIW.

Just curious.

A:Workgroup computers

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cherivo


I have a Laptop that I just installed Windows 7 on, and an XP machine. All is working well, including the networking, but I have what might be a silly question.

From the XP machine, why does the 7 machine not show up when I "View Workgroup Computers". I can get to it when I look in "My Network Places", but when I View the Network Computers, only the XP machine shows up when I'm on the XP machine.

The XP machine shows up on the 7 machine when I "View Network Computers and Devices" FWIW.

Just curious.


Hi and welcome
XP and win 7 do networing differently. XP uses IPv4, Win 7 in homegroup uses IPv6. If your two machines were both win 7 it would show up correctly. I suspect MS is expecting all of us to go buy as many win 7 licenses as they can sell. If you use work group in win 7 it might show both machines correrctly.

Ken J

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I am thinking of getting wireless so i am concerned about others using the network. I currently have an adsl router and this is the main (usually the only) computer connected to it. When a laptop is connected to the router (network cable), this computer only shows itself in the workgroup list, but on the laptop, it shows both itself and this computer. How can i make it so that this computer shows all the computers connected to the router? Also how do I password it?

Thanks
 

A:workgroup computers

Let's start with some basic information.

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

What country are you located in.
Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make and model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP1-SP2, Vista, etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
 

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A:Can't see computers on workgroup

There is a hotfix for the problem that may help.
You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

Apparently this is a common problem but with many possible solutions. The following links show more solutions that may help.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...ee-xp-machines

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...-workgroup-pcs

Of course checking that they are all using the same "Workgroup" name is required and from what I have read if you change the Workgroup name on the Windows 7 machine to something else like Workgroup1, then change it back to Workgroup it may fix this problem.
Workgroup Name - View and Change

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A:W7 cannot see workgroup computers

I don't believe he ever created a homegroup in the first place.

Can you reach the network shares using the UNC?

like \\Win7 computer\Share_Name

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On computer 3 I can't see workgroup computers!

I can ping every computer by name and ip on all computers.

But computer 3 can't see any workgroup computers except it's own, what should i do??
 

A:HELP! Can't see workgroup computers!

nevermind! I just waited a bit, and it finally found it..Thanks anyway!
 

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A:Can't see other computers in a workgroup

I have found the problem, it was the personal firewall, once I disabled it I was able to see the other machines.
Thanks anyway.
 

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-i have enabled file sharing
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nothing shows up in my net. places when i click 'see workgroup computers'!!!!!
 

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I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!
 

A:Cannot access workgroup computers

azcondor said:

Just recently setup home network between 2 computers. Using fast ethernet hub into pc's with win XP home. Did network setup on both. Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network). It seems to work fine 99% of the time.

Problem: Cannot access file or printer sharing. Yes, I did set up for both to share. Get a message on my PC that access is denied and to contact server administrator? Other PC just "Does not Respond" when trying to access and must be closed by task manager. I don't suppose it is that big a deal to file or printer share, but could be useful. I have tried numerous trouble shooting fixes as suggested by XP Help but to no avail.

I am sure this is a simple explanation, but I can't see it. So Help me if you can. Thanks!Click to expand...

Please explain what you mean by "Setup for internet sharing through my pc's dialup service(main reason to network)".

Here is what Help and Support says about "file and print sharing" configuration setup on my WinXP Pro SP2 system - should be similar for XP Home:

To enable file and printer sharing using the Network Setup Wizard
You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings might also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Run the Network Setup Wizard.
Click the connection method that applies for your computer.
Accept the default computer description and computer name.
Accept the default workgroup name. This name should match the workgroup name of the other computers that you want to share files with.
On the File and printer sharing page, do one of the following:
To enable file and printer sharing, click Turn on file and printer sharing. Windows Firewall will be configured to allow file and printer sharing on your network.
To disable file and printer sharing, click Turn off file and printer sharing. Windows Firewall will block file and printer sharing on your network. If you currently have shared files or printers, they will no longer be shared.
Complete the rest of the wizard.

Your situation sounds like the Windows firewall could be denying access if file and printer sharing is turned off. First, check that out - its the simplest explanation. Next, explore your network policy settings as they may be involved. While you are at it, suggest you look at services that are either disabled or manual, and might need to be Automatic if they are related to file and print sharing. Run services.msc from Run window and check out dependencies for related impact.

If that is not the case, try setting up as above to see if it clears up the problem.

-- Tom
 

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A:Workgroup Computers Problem

Remember, you can have a maximum of 10 connections to an XP-Pro machine, and 5 to an XP-Home machine. If you have 11 clients, one of them is going to be left out in the cold at least.
 

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ISP: Verizon
Modem/Router Make/Model: Westell 327W
Main Computer: Wired
Laptop: Wireless
Main Computer OS: Windows XP Pro version 5.1/service pack 2
Laptop Computer OS: Windows XP Pro version 5.1/service pack 2
Browser: Firefox (both)

Copy of files for Laptop and Desktop are attached.

Thanks for your assistance.
 

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Any ideas please.

A:Can't view workgroup computers

Assumption: All computers are XPSP1 and using the same workgroup...

Are you using simple file sharing?

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A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Don't know if this applies, but remember that it can take about 15 minutes or so before all computers get up-to-date network information after the network changes (computer or share added or subtracted).

If ping by IP address fails it's almost always because a firewall is blocking.
 

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I have three XP computers on a network. I am able to access files which have been defined as network places but not able to browse the workgroup computers.

I checked the MS knowledge base and have enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP and have checked the Computer Browser service. Neither of these made a difference.

I recently had to reinstall Windows on one computer, but it makes no difference if that one is turned off. I also downloaded and installed "Total Access" from Earthlink, which could have made same changes as well. (I have since uninstalled it).

What else can I check? These computers have been on a network for two years and have not had a problem prior to this week.
 

A:workgroup computers not accessible

Checkout this TechNet article, which should help: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...winxppro/proddocs/sharing_files_overviewW.asp

Also: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/tr...prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prde_ffs_flez.asp
 

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not able to view the workgroup computers
When I click on the work group computers, the following message displays. " ____ is not accessable. You might not have permission to use this net work resources.Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The server service is not started.

Please help
 

A:not able to view the workgroup computers

Go to Start -> Run
Type services.msc
A list will present itself of all your currently installed services
Look for a service called Server
It's status should be started and automatic

If not right click on the service and click Properties
Set the startup type to Automatic and click the start button then click ok
 

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A:Cannot see/access workgroup computers

Is it possible that the wireless computer could be connecting to another nearby wireless access point? Double-check which network you are connecting to. If you can, rename the SSID on the wireless router to something unique if it happens to still be set to the manufacturer's default such as 'Linksys' or 'Netgear'. Just a thought, it just sounds like they are on separate networks.
 

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Thanks!

A:Workgroup computers and Firewall

You should be able to setup Norton to permit the individual IPs of each computer on another, and very likely, permit incoming traffic from remote ports 137, 138 and 139 and 445 for TCP and UDP protocols from trusted computers on your network for SYSTEM. Likewise, permit the same local ports outbound to trusted computers on your network. Do the same for port 135 for SVCHOST.exe.

But I think Norton has a concept of a trusted network (or similar description) which would make it simpler than what I wrote above.

I don't use Norton, so can't help more. Do they say anything about setting up for Microsoft file and printer sharing in the Help file?

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A:Win XP can't open workgroup computers

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A:Can't see other computers in Workgroup on Windows 10 computer

There's a Settings icon in the start menu, just about the All Apps button and Power Buttons. This is the same as "Change PC Settings" in Windows 8.x

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Recently i purchased a D-Link 8 Port Switch to link my two (2) laptops on the network at home. One laptop is running Vista Home and the other is on XP Pro.

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A:not able to see workgroup computers after installing broadband

Do yourself a huge favor and pick up a broadband router.
 

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A:Unable to connect to other computers in workgroup

Give these two a try, you did say XP-SP2, right?

For these commands, Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset [log_file_name]

Note: the log_file_name needs to be specified, e.g. netsh int ip reset reset.log

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I am having an issue and cannot seem to figure out what happened and what is wrong.

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I have checked to make sure they all are using the same "name". I even set-up the network again.

I restarted the routers and computers.

I looked uninstalled and reinstalled microsoft tcp/ip version 6 protocol

I have done everything I can think of.

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A:Windows XP can't view workgroup computers

Each computer should have a unique name, not the same Computer name, or they will conflict. They should be under the same Workgroup name, not the blank Workgroup. Make sure each computer has a User Name and Password to login to the computer. Make sure Simple File Sharing is turned on and that there is something shared on each computer. Go to each of the computers Start/Run and type CMD and press enter. In the Command Prompt type ipconfg /all and press enter. Write down the IP address of each computer. Make sure all computers have the same Default Gateway (your routers IP Address). now Ping the the IP address of a remote computer (eg) type ping 192.168.1.12 and press enter. You should get an answer from each computer.
Now go to Start/Run and type the computer name of a remote computer (eg) \\computer this should open the remote computer and show you the shared files and printers on the computer.
If this fails, turn Simple File sharing off.

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A:windows 7 suddenly can't see workgroup computers

Make sure you have the proper network option selected, as in 'Home', 'Work', or 'Public'.

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A:Problem accessing computers in workgroup

Hello and welcome to the forum,

Does every PC on the network have the same username? I'm guessing that you dont have a password on the other PC's which have the shares on?

If so, add the same password to the other PCs and this should work again. When your computer attempts to access a share it will use the current username and password of the PC that you are logged on to as the default authentication credentials. So when you access a share it uses these credentials.

Another alternative is to make sure that the everyone group has full permissions on the shared folders on the other PCs. This needs to be done in both the Security tab and the Permissions tab within advanced sharing.
Dave

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Network 5-10 XP Pro and Media Center PC's with SP3
 

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A:workgroup with win7 and win8.1 computers

Turn off the firewall on both computers. No need to have the firewall enabled, if the computers are going to be on your own LAN and on a Router.

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A:Solved: workgroup computers are not showing

I may have solved this.
DNS Client was not starting in services.
i'll post back later as to whether changing this setting has worked or not.

Rob
 

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A:Viewing Workgroup Computers in Vista

Are you sure you have them all on the same workgroup name? Vista default is WORKGROUP, XP default is MSHOME. Make sure all are the same, it should work.

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A:View Workgroup Computers only shows mine

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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A:sharing a hard drive with other computers in a workgroup

Hello Lipkind and welcome to the forum.

In order to share an entire harddrive in Windows 7 you need to set the permission settings as you have already done but also the Security settings need to be set to allow Everyone to access it. This is an extra layer of security that has been added for drive sharing with Windows 7.

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A:Cant 'view Workgroup computers' but shortcuts work.

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A:Sending messages to other/unknown workgroup computers

to use netsend the computer has to be in the same workgroup.Click to expand...

No, but both computers must have the messenger service enabled.

You're solution is to secure your network - either by encryption or by allowing only your own mac addresses - possibly both.

Being a neighbor, you could also drop a note through their door
 

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A:cannot connect to workgroup computers using windows 7 home

Hi,
You may kindly refer to the following steps:
1. Update your network adapter’s driver to latest version.
2. Change your network adapter’s MAC address to have a try.
3. Check whether the wired cable is too long.
4. Uninstall the adapter, then try to reinstall it.
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A:sharing files and viewing workgroup computers

More info please.  The more info we have the easier it is to help.

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A:Workgroup is not accessible. Windows XP computers can no longer see each other

A top suspect is a non-Windows firewall or security suite on the XP machines. Also ...

Make sure the following services are Started (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services).

Computer Browser
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Thanks
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A:Solved: Where has the "View Workgroup Computers" link gone!?

First, let's reset the stack.

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2/SP3.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

Note: Type only the text in bold for the following commands.

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reboot the machine.


Next, let's check this.

Check your Services are Started:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Server
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations only)
Workstation

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).

If a service is not running, open it's properties and check the dependencies. Check each of the dependencies and see which one is preventing the service from running. Checking the event log is also a good idea here, there may be clues to what is failing.
 

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Ya ya I know its real easy.... till you try....

I have a desktop on Vista and a laptop on Win 7.
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connects remotely.

Anyhow, before I get to the nitty gritty, a question or two.

Do I do the setup from one machine or the other, or on both ?

Now, what is the easiest way to do this ?

p.s. looking into this a bit I see Vista has "workgroup'" and Win 7 has "workgroup'" and "homegroup" ?

Thanks

A:How to set up a workgroup and network

Welcome
Not that easy. If it were there would not be long articles about the subject. Hope this helps
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A:What causes my network workgroup to fail

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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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A:Workgroup network drives

Are you referring to her My Documents?
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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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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:network/workgroup uninstall help

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A:Can't display all computers within my peer to peer workgroup.

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