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Can't Connect to Workgroup Computers


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theamazingcorey

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I have a D-Link DIR-625 router hooked up with one desktop (an HP) hooked up via an Ethernet cable and 2 laptops connected wirelessly (an HP and an Acer) all running XP Home and Pro. I was not having any problems transferring files wirelessly between the three. But I just did a restart on the HP laptop and now I cannot seem to connect to the workgroup. The only thing I can think of that screwed me up is, I installed Norton Internet Security and Norton Antispyware 2007 today on this particular laptop. The error message I'm getting is, "(Name of workgroup) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available." If anyone has a solution to this problem, please let me know.

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Almost certainly another classic case of "Norton screwed it up".

Solution -- remove all Norton software. Big mistake installing it, it's infamous for causing connectivity problems, and it's not even that good at security either. The two top security suites are Bitdefender (I use it) and Kaspersky, both available only online.

Bitdefender: http://www.bitdefend...link=homeoficon

Kaspersky: http://usa.kaspersky...omeProducts.php
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thanks, will give it a shot and see if it works, are both of these antivirus and firewall software or just antivirus?

Edited by theamazingcorey, 10 November 2007 - 09:12 PM.

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never mind, got it figured out
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