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one computer does not see the other

Discussion in 'Networking' started by officework13, Dec 8, 2011.

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    2 computers both windows xp one is sp3, one is sp2
    both set to MSHOME
    both hooked via cat5 cable to 2wire router.
    no firewall on either computer
    my issue is that from either computer when using windows explorer i can not see the other compute when i go via the following
    my network places\entire network\mshome\ (see note below)

    NOte:
    on computer with sp3 i can not even see the computer i am using (nothing shows up under MSHOME).
    on computer with sp2 i can not see computer sp3, but i can see othe computers on my network and the sp2 computer itself under MSHOME.

    now here is the funny part
    at one time they could see each other. it has been some time and i can not recall what changed.
    now when i use the "IP Loopback Address" and enter either computer name into either computer it shows up.
    so help in explaining what am i doing wrong that the computers do not show up when i try to see the other computer when going via the MSHOME.

    thanks
     
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