Shared Folders in My Network Places showing under Internet not LAN

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  1. My home network is currently playing up on me and I can't work out why. The
    desktop PC is connected by ethernet cable to the wireless router. My laptop
    connects wirelessly to the network. Up until a few days ago I could access
    the internet, printer and shared folders on the desktop with no probs. Now I
    can still connect to the internet but cannot access the printer or desktop
    shared folders from the laptop. But I can access the laptop folders from the
    desktop.

    I can ping the desktop from the laptop. In My Network places I can see both
    computers under Mshome. I can also *find* the desktop using search but if I
    try to open any of the folders I get an error that the network path cannot be
    found. For some reason, in My Network Places all but one of the shared
    folders are now listed under *The Internet* rather than under *Local Network*.

    On the desktop I can *find* my laptop using search but I cannot open Mshome
    (via My Network Places | Entire Network, etc) to see if both computers are
    listed - I get network path cannot be found. But I can ping my laptop from
    the desktop. Sorry if this is confusing!! I just cannot work out why it's
    happened.

    TIA for any help or suggestions. ~purplegrrl~
     
    =?Utf-8?B?fnB1cnBsZWdycmx+?=, Dec 17, 2006
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?fnB1cnBsZWdycmx+?=

    easyrider Guest

    I had the same prob and cured it by cleaning up the registry with a registry
    cleaner I found using google
    greetings and succsess Terence

    "~purplegrrl~" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My home network is currently playing up on me and I can't work out why.
    > The
    > desktop PC is connected by ethernet cable to the wireless router. My
    > laptop
    > connects wirelessly to the network. Up until a few days ago I could access
    > the internet, printer and shared folders on the desktop with no probs. Now
    > I
    > can still connect to the internet but cannot access the printer or desktop
    > shared folders from the laptop. But I can access the laptop folders from
    > the
    > desktop.
    >
    > I can ping the desktop from the laptop. In My Network places I can see
    > both
    > computers under Mshome. I can also *find* the desktop using search but if
    > I
    > try to open any of the folders I get an error that the network path cannot
    > be
    > found. For some reason, in My Network Places all but one of the shared
    > folders are now listed under *The Internet* rather than under *Local
    > Network*.
    >
    > On the desktop I can *find* my laptop using search but I cannot open
    > Mshome
    > (via My Network Places | Entire Network, etc) to see if both computers are
    > listed - I get network path cannot be found. But I can ping my laptop from
    > the desktop. Sorry if this is confusing!! I just cannot work out why it's
    > happened.
    >
    > TIA for any help or suggestions. ~purplegrrl~
     
    easyrider, Dec 17, 2006
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  3. Hi
    Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
    http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what is allowed
    to be shared.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Jack (MVP-Networking).

    "~purplegrrl~" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > My home network is currently playing up on me and I can't work out why.
    > The
    > desktop PC is connected by ethernet cable to the wireless router. My
    > laptop
    > connects wirelessly to the network. Up until a few days ago I could access
    > the internet, printer and shared folders on the desktop with no probs. Now
    > I
    > can still connect to the internet but cannot access the printer or desktop
    > shared folders from the laptop. But I can access the laptop folders from
    > the
    > desktop.
    >
    > I can ping the desktop from the laptop. In My Network places I can see
    > both
    > computers under Mshome. I can also *find* the desktop using search but if
    > I
    > try to open any of the folders I get an error that the network path cannot
    > be
    > found. For some reason, in My Network Places all but one of the shared
    > folders are now listed under *The Internet* rather than under *Local
    > Network*.
    >
    > On the desktop I can *find* my laptop using search but I cannot open
    > Mshome
    > (via My Network Places | Entire Network, etc) to see if both computers are
    > listed - I get network path cannot be found. But I can ping my laptop from
    > the desktop. Sorry if this is confusing!! I just cannot work out why it's
    > happened.
    >
    > TIA for any help or suggestions. ~purplegrrl~
     
    Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 17, 2006
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  4. =?Utf-8?B?fnB1cnBsZWdycmx+?=

    David Hettel Guest

    Re: Shared Folders in My Network Places showing under Internet not

    It sounds to me like your firewall is blocking the info. What firewalls are
    you running? Do you have Norton installed?

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    "~purplegrrl~" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Thanks for the replies. I had done a registry clean and I had read the all
    > that same info Jack gave on another thread. But I still have the same
    > prob. :(
    >
    > "Jack (MVP-Networking)." wrote:
    >
    >> Hi
    >> Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
    >> settings,
    >> http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
    >> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what is
    >> allowed
    >> to be shared.
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/filesharing.mspx
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    >> Jack (MVP-Networking).
    >>
    >> "~purplegrrl~" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >> > My home network is currently playing up on me and I can't work out why.
    >> > The
    >> > desktop PC is connected by ethernet cable to the wireless router. My
    >> > laptop
    >> > connects wirelessly to the network. Up until a few days ago I could
    >> > access
    >> > the internet, printer and shared folders on the desktop with no probs.
    >> > Now
    >> > I
    >> > can still connect to the internet but cannot access the printer or
    >> > desktop
    >> > shared folders from the laptop. But I can access the laptop folders
    >> > from
    >> > the
    >> > desktop.
    >> >
    >> > I can ping the desktop from the laptop. In My Network places I can see
    >> > both
    >> > computers under Mshome. I can also *find* the desktop using search but
    >> > if
    >> > I
    >> > try to open any of the folders I get an error that the network path
    >> > cannot
    >> > be
    >> > found. For some reason, in My Network Places all but one of the shared
    >> > folders are now listed under *The Internet* rather than under *Local
    >> > Network*.
    >> >
    >> > On the desktop I can *find* my laptop using search but I cannot open
    >> > Mshome
    >> > (via My Network Places | Entire Network, etc) to see if both computers
    >> > are
    >> > listed - I get network path cannot be found. But I can ping my laptop
    >> > from
    >> > the desktop. Sorry if this is confusing!! I just cannot work out why
    >> > it's
    >> > happened.
    >> >
    >> > TIA for any help or suggestions. ~purplegrrl~

    >>
    >>
    >>
     
    David Hettel, Dec 19, 2006
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