Need help with WinXP Pro networking

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by SQ Joe, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. SQ Joe

    SQ Joe Guest

    Try to network 2 WinXP Pro units together using a D-link router.

    The clone desktop units with realtek NIC has a new installation of XP
    Pro and can connect to internet via the router no problem. When i
    click My Network Places -> Entire Network -> Microsoft Windows Network
    -> Workgroup. I can see the icon of the desktop computer.

    The second computer is IBM laptop with 3Com mini PCI ethernet. It can
    connect to the internet via the router and surf the internet no
    problem. However, when I go thru the samething, My Network Places ->
    Entire Netwokr -> Microsoft Windows Network -> Workgroup. It shows
    nothing. It cannot see neither itself nor the desktop unit as part of
    the "Workgroup". I can ping each other with no problem.

    Any idea on how to make the laptop show up in the "workgroup" and
    network them together? Thank you in advance for your help.

    SQ Joe, Oct 21, 2003
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  2. Two things come to mind....

    Make sure they have the same workgroup name,
    and Make sure you have file and print sharing turned on, on both computers.

    Kendal R. Emery, MCSE, Network+, A+, MCNGP #19
    Systems Administrator
    Coordinated Home Care

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    Simon Telrenner, Oct 21, 2003
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  3. SQ Joe

    SQ Joe Guest

    They are both under the same workgroup name "WORKGROUP". Both file and
    print sharing are enabled.

    Any thing I can try? Thanks.

    SQ Joe, Oct 22, 2003
  4. SQ Joe

    Bret Guest

    An account on each machine (don't have to be logged on) with the same
    credentials as the machine you are trying to log on with.
    Bret, Oct 22, 2003
  5. SQ Joe

    Jerry Guest

    try seaching for computer on network through the seach on your start menu
    Jerry, Oct 22, 2003
  6. SQ Joe

    SQ Joe Guest

    Try that did not work. No firewall was set on the Notebook. I can see
    the "WORKGROUP" under Microsoft WIndows Network, but not itself in the
    workgroup. Very strange.

    SQ Joe, Oct 22, 2003
  7. Check that your TCP/IP settings are either set to auto-detect/manual
    configure. I've had problems in the past if the machines are not set to the
    same mode.

    Grant Turri-Petrie, Oct 22, 2003
  8. SQ Joe

    John D Loop Guest

    John D Loop, Oct 23, 2003
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    techshare Guest

    Can you connect to either machine via the UNC name?
    techshare, Nov 5, 2003
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