Have been running a small, two computer network since 12/05 with no probs. But today, 10/16/06, the net stopped working and the computers can no longer access each other. Computers HP Pavilion 2000 laptop (Catalina) running Win XP Home, no name desktop (CJ) running Win 2000 Pro.
They are both connected to a Belkin Wireless G Router (Laptop (Catalina) is wireless, Desktop (CJ) is wired), then to a Zyxel Prestige DSL 600 modem. Both computers can still access the internet individually, but they cannot access/connect to one another for file/print sharing, etc.
Both are in same workgroup, "Mshome." When I click the 'Mshome' icon on the Laptop (Catalina), it lists both 'Catalina' and 'CJ,' but when I click on CJ, it gives error message "\\CJ is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."
When I click the 'Mshome' icon on the Desktop (CJ), it lists only 'CJ.' That is it lists, and apparently sees, only itself, not the Laptop.
The XP Firewall is disabled.
Could access permissions for the Laptop (Catalina), have been corrupted or deleted somehow? If so, how can I restore them? If not???
I'm not that technical and am at a loss here...any suggestions or ideas would be welcome, 'cause I really need these fellas to talk to each other.