Can't view workgroup computers

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=, Jan 28, 2005.

  1. I have (partially) set up a wireless network. A NETGEAR wireless router
    (connects to internet and acts as wireless access point) a DELL desktop and a
    DELL laptop. I've enabled file sharing on both PCs adn set them up with the
    same workgroup name.

    If I access the workgroup from the laptop, it shows icons for both itself
    and the desktop but when I click on the desktop icon I get, the desktop is
    not accessible, I don't have permission and path not found.

    On the desktop when I click on 'view workgroup computers' I get
    'workgroupname is not accessible, you might not have permission.......a list
    of servers for this workgroup is not available'.

    I have run network diagnostics from the help screen, the laptop is fine, the
    desktop fails on the network adapter. It can ping the router, it can ping
    the laptop, but it can't ping itself. Equally the laptop can ping the router
    and itself but not the desktop.
    =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=, Jan 28, 2005
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  2. =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=

    Jack Guest

    May be this can Help:
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Jan 28, 2005
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  3. I have the exact same problem but I did not find the link helpful. Any other
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obg==?=, Jan 29, 2005
  4. Thanks,

    I had already disabled the norton firewall on both machines (or so I
    thought) before I posted the problem. (Desktop running NIS 2002, laptop
    running NIS 2004), but 2002 must be where the problem lies. I enabled the
    NIS on the desktop, excluded the IP range of the network, still
    a problem. Disabled it again and all works great.
    =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=, Jan 29, 2005
  5. Tried the same thing and it is now working great. Thanks for your help.
    =?Utf-8?B?Sm9obg==?=, Jan 29, 2005
  6. =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=

    Jack Guest


    A quote from the ""Unhelpful"" Link second paragraph:

    Depending on how they set few software Firewalls, Live Virus Scanner etc.,
    would keep working in the background even if you switch them Off.

    Disable means that if possible do not let them load at Startup, take them
    out of the picture until the Network's Sharing problems are resolved.

    End of Quote.

    Happens quite often that people dismiss the help given to them and at the
    end (if they bother to get back with feedback) you find out that the
    solution or part of it was included in the ""dismissed"" help.

    I wonder why???

    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Jan 30, 2005
  7. =?Utf-8?B?QWxpc29u?=


    May 21, 2008
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    Had similar issues, make sure workgroups services are on

    i overlooked one dude's help but from a different way to change services.

    right click on "my computer" and choose "manage."

    expand "Services and Applications" and choose "services"

    find "workstation" and select startup type: "Automatic".

    Press "apply" and then "Start".

    hope it works.

    tomernatorII, May 21, 2008
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