Shared Folders in My Network Places showing under Internet not LAN

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Dec 17, 2006.

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    Guest Guest

    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

    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

    TIA for any help or suggestions. ~purplegrrl~
    Guest, Dec 17, 2006
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    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
    easyrider, Dec 17, 2006
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  3. Jack \(MVP-Networking\)., Dec 17, 2006
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    David Hettel Guest

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

    David Hettel

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