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Cannot Find All Computer on the Network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by aliens0098, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. aliens0098

    aliens0098 Thread Starter

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    On my desktop when i go into my network places and i click on view workgroup computers it only shows that computer.

    On my laptop when i go into my network places and i click on view workgroup computer i can usually see the rest of the computers on the network, but the desktop.

    All the computers on the network are on MSHOME and both the laptop and desktop are running windows xp pro.

    I dont know how to ping the computers...
     
  2. aliens0098

    aliens0098 Thread Starter

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    Sorry to post about this, but I have searched the Internet for days now and cant find the answer anywhere. I am having trouble finding all the computers on my network. I personally own a desktop and a laptop both with Window XP Pro and they cant see each other anymore. I dont have the Windows firewall up anymore and I believe I disabled the one thats included with my antivirus software. Sometimes the computers can see the other computers on the network, but i always have a problem seeing my laptop or desktop. Usually my desktop only sees itself on the network and sometimes my laptop can see all the other computers. Xbox Media Center cant even find MSHOME anymore which all my computers are hooked up to. Does anyone know whats going on here?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Please describe your network.

    Can the computers ping each other by IP address? By Computer Name?

    What do you mean by "see"?
     
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