Cannot Browse Folders on other Computers After Running Network Wiz

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    Advice please. I use Windows XP Home with Service pack 2 on my PC and two
    laptops. I also use Norton AntiVirus 2005 on all three computers. The PC has
    a Netgear Router attached and the two laptops use Neatgear wireless cards. I
    use a broadband connection. All three connect to the Internet and e-mail with
    out any difficulty.

    However, when I run the windows Network Setup Wizard some of the computers
    see some of the others but not all. This varies from computer to computer.
    What is common to all three computers is that they cannot browse folders on
    other computers even those these folders have been set up as shared.

    Is the problem something to do with the way Firewalls and Norton Anti Virus
    have been set up ?

    All suggestions welcome.
    Guest, Jan 20, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    I have the same problem as you discribed. Did you get an answer to your

    Tom Turnage
    Guest, Jan 20, 2006
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    Guest Guest


    Not so far but keep your eyes peeled

    Guest, Jan 20, 2006
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    Dave Cox Guest


    I had this problem. 2 networked PC's and then installed a Netgear wireless
    modem/router/firewall. The two PC's could see each other and the I could see
    the lap top on the network but as soon as I clicked on it, it was
    unavailable. The solution? I removed Norton from the laptop and every one
    could see each other.

    Oh.... and turn the wireless switch on on your laptop - that go me too.

    I dont know if you are in the UK but if you cant sent or rec mail via a 3rd
    party pop3 server, check the mail server. i set my sisters wireless up and
    her ISP insisted that the SMTP was set to her ISP, not the mail server.

    Hope this helps.

    Dave Cox, Jan 20, 2006
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    Guest Guest


    Yes I am in the Uk and have no problems in sending/receiving mail from any
    of the computers. They also connect to the Internet.

    I have found a Microsft paper (
    which deals with my problem. It recommends turning all Firewalls off other
    than the one on the router. What do you think?

    My e-mail address is
    Guest, Jan 21, 2006
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    Pegleg Guest

    Same problem here!

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    Pegleg, Jan 23, 2006
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