XP LAN grief

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Reptile

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Hi all,

I'm having a spot of bother with my small-scale LAN at home:

The LAN consists of four machines (including one laptop, which isn't always connected); three of the machines are running XP Pro and the other XP Home. They all connect to a hub.

The XP Home machine complains that it cannot see the workgroup list for the other machines; I have checked:

1) All machines are part of the same workgroup and have unique names within.
2) All machines can ping each other.
3) All machines have file/print sharing along with TCP/IP enabled. The QOS Packet Scheduler is also present.
4) I have run the Network Setup Wizard on each machine

Has anyone had a similar problem ?
Can anyone think of anything else to check ?

Any replies appreciated.

Best regards
 

JohnWill

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First off, make sure that the machine(s) that the XP-Home machine is trying to connect to have a user account established with a name/password that matches the one used on the XP-Home machine.

If it still fails to connect, my suggestion is install NETBEUI on all of the machines. Here's a direct link to the files: http://www.onecomputerguy.com/software/xp_netbeui.zip
 

Reptile

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Thanks for your response,

The NETBEUI installation seems to have worked.

The XP Home machine is a little slow showing the workgroup computers but the access to the shares/printer work fine.

I did try the username fix beforehand, but it yielded no result.
 

JohnWill

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We may be able to help with the slow XP browse.

Delete the following key from the Registry (after saving)

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RemoteComputer\
NameSpace\{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

Apparently 2K or XP spends ages looking for "scheduled tasks" on other computers when you browse them thru' Network Neighborhood.
 
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