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Solved: computers not seeing each other on network

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by biggunn69, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. biggunn69

    biggunn69 Thread Starter

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    Thanks in advance for help on this. Here is the scenario.

    I have a client that has 7 machines networked. All running XP SP2. There are two machines that are unable (or unwilling) to see each other on the network. All other machines can see all other machines, but these two cannot see each other. I have tried everything I can think of but am at a loss. I have renamed them, removed them from the workgroup and added them back, shut off and rebooted every machine. Ran network configuration wizards multiple times. The last thing I tried was seeing if they were able to ping each other. When I tried to ping from COMPUTER 1 to COMPUTER 2 I got

    "Ping Request could not find host COMPUTER 2. Please check the name and try again".

    When I ping from COMPUTER 2 to COMPUTER 1 I get

    "PAckets: SENT = 4, Recieved = 2, Lost = 2 (50% loss)."

    When I ping from either COMPUTER 1 or COMPUTER 2 to any of the other machines they all have a 0% Loss.

    Any ideas or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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    biggunn69 Thread Starter

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    Got it figured out. Turned out to be a faulty port on the router. Still doesn't explain why all of the other computers didn't have issues reaching either of them, but oh well.
     
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