Can't see computers in workgroup



Bill Lampman
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
I'm trying to install file and printer sharing between XP Pro and XP Home
machines.
Both are in the same workgroup. Both are setup to allow file and printer
sharing.

When I try to "Add a new network place" I can see the workgroup from both
machines, but I can't see any computers in the workgroup. Even the local
machine
can't see itself.in the workgroup - error:

Workgroup is inaccesible. You might not have permission...blah, blah.

What am I doing wrong ?

Bill

Chuck
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:36:13 -0400, "Bill Lampman" <whatever@bogus.com> wrote:

>
>I'm trying to install file and printer sharing between XP Pro and XP Home
>machines.
>Both are in the same workgroup. Both are setup to allow file and printer
>sharing.
>
>When I try to "Add a new network place" I can see the workgroup from both
>machines, but I can't see any computers in the workgroup. Even the local
>machine
>can't see itself.in the workgroup - error:
>
> Workgroup is inaccesible. You might not have permission...blah, blah.
>
>What am I doing wrong ?
>
>Bill

Bill,

The most likely cause of this problem is a misconfigured firewall.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>

If not a firewall problem, check for a browser problem.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/browstat-utility-from-microsoft.html>

--
Cheers,
Chuck
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
Paranoia is not a problem - it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck sonic net.

Raztax
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Drop to command line on both computers, and type ipconfig
this will give you the IP's for both pc's.
Try using the ping command to ping pc #2 from pc #1, and vice-versa.
This will tell you if they are talkting across the network or not. If
you dont get all 4 ping replies, then you most likely have a
mis-configured firewall, or a hardware problem (bad cable, NIC etc)
Are you using a router or a hub or ICS or an AP?

Bill Lampman
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Both have IP addresses generated from a wireless cable modem/gateway. The
desktop
is physically connected, the laptop wireless. I have not tried to ping each
other, which also
entails allowing ICMP requests on both machines, which I also haven't done.

"Raztax" <v_2todur@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117734994.432902.270180@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Drop to command line on both computers, and type ipconfig
> this will give you the IP's for both pc's.
> Try using the ping command to ping pc #2 from pc #1, and vice-versa.
> This will tell you if they are talkting across the network or not. If
> you dont get all 4 ping replies, then you most likely have a
> mis-configured firewall, or a hardware problem (bad cable, NIC etc)
> Are you using a router or a hub or ICS or an AP?
>

Bill Lampman
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Haven't checked the fierewall or browser...thanks for the advice.


"Chuck" <none@example.net> wrote in message
news:gehu919q9ptkqqje9mp29mrjqjjeldtrc7@4ax.com...
> On Thu, 2 Jun 2005 13:36:13 -0400, "Bill Lampman" <whatever@bogus.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>>I'm trying to install file and printer sharing between XP Pro and XP Home
>>machines.
>>Both are in the same workgroup. Both are setup to allow file and printer
>>sharing.
>>
>>When I try to "Add a new network place" I can see the workgroup from both
>>machines, but I can't see any computers in the workgroup. Even the local
>>machine
>>can't see itself.in the workgroup - error:
>>
>> Workgroup is inaccesible. You might not have permission...blah, blah.
>>
>>What am I doing wrong ?
>>
>>Bill
>
> Bill,
>
> The most likely cause of this problem is a misconfigured firewall.
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>
>
> If not a firewall problem, check for a browser problem.
> <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/browstat-utility-from-microsoft.html>
>
> --
> Cheers,
> Chuck
> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
> Paranoia is not a problem - it's a normal response from experience.
> My email is AT DOT
> actual address pchuck sonic net.


Can't see computers in workgroup