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unable to view workgroup computer

Discussion in 'Networking' started by peruggj, Feb 10, 2005.

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  1. peruggj

    peruggj Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2005
    I have a home network using cable modem service through a netgear wireless router.

    Home computer is connected to the router via an ethernet cable and notebook computer connects via the router.

    Both machines have good internet connectivity.

    Home can read or write files to notebook.

    Notebook cannot see shared folder or printer on home machine. NB cannot even ping home machin :confused: e.
  2. lonestarx


    Feb 8, 2005
    hi peruggj

    make sure that both the pc and the laptop have the exact same workgroup name. also make sure that both ip address are from the same addressing group.
  3. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

    Nov 2, 2002
    Since you are both getting out the Internet, I am going to assume that the IP information is correct for your network. Also, since the file sharing works one way and you can browse, I am going to assume that you already have the same workgroup name. But you do need to be able to ping.

    As a test you might want to disable XP's built in firewall and uninstall any 3rd party firewall on the computer you can't connect to.

    Then make sure you can ping by both IP and Name.
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