Unable to see computer in network places

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gsm113

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I have 2 wired desktops and 2 wireless laptops on a small network.
Both desktops are running Windows 7. Laptops are with Vista. Everyone has internet access.
For some reason neither wired computer can see the other in the network places window. But both can see the wireless laptops.
Network discovery and file sharing are all on and workgroup names are the same.
What else could be causing this?
 

HCD

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Double check the HomeGroup password settings on the desktops running windows 7 and check passwords match
 

gsm113

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The network is set as "work", there is no homegroup to connect to.
 

HCD

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on the desktop - go start and then in search bar immediately above type homegroup. Homegroup is purely for Windows 7 Pcs - so shouldn't affect laptops. Check passwords on both desktops match.
 

TerryNet

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gsm113 is not using a Homegroup, and they cannot be created or joined on a Work network.

If you have a non-Windows firewall or security suite on either desktop is it configured for the desired access?

Can the desktops be accessed from the laptops?

Can the desktops ping each other by IP address? By Computer name?
 

HCD

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Just to give you the heads up.... a recent Customer of mine had set up homegroup on initial start up on 1 PC with password, which was blocking the other - 2 other laptops running Vista. Tried to delete settings...didn't work, so then set up new Workgroup and it resolved....(let us know)
 
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