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dioxip

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Hello!
I have a problem with my local network in windows xp. When I go in to my workgroup (mshome) the only one i can see is my self. The others can see each other, and they are in the same workgroup as me. This problem started when i formated my computer and reinstalled windows xp profesional.
Hope some one can help, this is realy enoying me now!

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can they ping you?
can you ping them?
can you ping yourself? (127.0.0.1) aka loopback
have you shutdown, removed the power cord from your computer, then plug back in and reboot?
also the router does take a moment or two to add you to it's directory.
 

dioxip

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yes i can ping them and they can ping me. I use a switch not a router
 

dioxip

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but when i add nwlink IPX/SPX netbios on both computers i can see them and go on his computer but they cant connect to my computer. They popup an error it says they havent permision to connect to my computer.
 
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You should not need to install IPX, unless of course you are using a Novell server which I doubt. Most likely it is just a username\password issue. Make sure that the username you are using on your XP computer exists on the other computers with the exact same password. And dont use a blank passworsd as XP by default will not allow network access from accounts with blank passwords.
 

dioxip

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Hm, it sounds weird. I need to make a new user on the other computers. You mean a user i can logon and so on?
 
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I think the problem is workgroup name as they need to be the same. If you have Pro then yours would be "workgroup" and home would be "mshome". Unless you changed yours then that is the problem and you need to right click "My Computer" choose computer name and change the workgroup names so that all match.
 
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They have to be the same is my point in order to see each other. if they are then there is a firewall issue or no sharing allowed or the like.
 

dioxip

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There are in the same workgroup. But if i dont set netbios IPX/SPX on i cant even see my self
 

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Having re-read your issue (after being absent for a few days), I think the problem is a DNS issue, since you can ping to each other by IP address, but not by computer name.

Just to check, go into your Services listing (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services), and find the service "DNS Client". Make sure it is started (under the "Status" column) and set to start automatically (under the "Startup Type" column).

If this does work, you shouldn't need to continue running IPX/SPX on your computer. As was mentioned before, this is used primarily for Novell NetWare servers and clients.
 
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