You might think so, but this is not always the case. Ping (packet internet groper) is a specialized query that uses the ICMP. And that's all it does. It does not not identify anything else. In summary, it is very limited in troubleshooting file sharing issues under Windows.iissmart said:With both firewalls on I could ping both computers to each. So I guess it's not a firewall issue.
Comp A is 192.168.1.149, comp B is 192.168.1.106 (both assigned by DHCP)Bob Cerelli said:1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).
Both are the sameBob Cerelli said:2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.
XP's firewall is off for both computers. Both computers can ping each other both by name and by IP.Bob Cerelli said:3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.
See aboveBob Cerelli said:4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.
Workgroup name is 'WORKGROUP' for both, no trailing spacesBob Cerelli said:5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)
No firewalls are running or installed, including XP's firewallBob Cerelli said:6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.
Both computers are currently logged in with the same name and password. I don't understand this though. What if one computer was at the welcome screen, does this count still?Bob Cerelli said:7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.
Thanks, I will look at those.Bob Cerelli said:8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
Not really needed if its XP to XP...Bob Cerelli said:10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
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