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bookwrm

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I have a notebook and a desktop connected with a router. I was previously able to print from the notebook to a shared printer, but now I am no longer able to do it. I reset the router and even tried to set up the network again, but it doesn't work. Under network connections for the desktop, I just have Local Area Connection listed (Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit C). I clicked on advanced properties for this and this message was there:

Windows cannot display the properties of this connection. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) information might be corrupted. To correct this, use System Restore to restore Windows to an earlier time.

I tried System Restore and it was still the same situation.

The notebook has 2 items under network connections. 1394 connection and Local Area Connection (Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fas...)

Can you help with this problem?
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is this XP? have you tried to install SP2? this page may help,

troubleshooting w2k/xp
Troubleshooting W2K/XP. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) information might be corrupted....
http://www.chicagote...ootingw2kxp.htm
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This is XP with Service Pack 2.
The Network Setup Wizard doesn't work either.
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I uninstalled SP2 and then reinstalled it. The message I got previously---

The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) information might be corrupted. To correct this, use System Restore to restore Windows to an earlier time.

---is gone. I was also able to use the network setup wizard. Unfortunately, I am still not able to view workgroup computers. I get the message that "the workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions."

I have internet access with both computers, but not access between the computers through the network.

I am using Windows XP with SP2. Can you help? :tazz:

Thank you.

Edited by bookwrm, 02 August 2005 - 08:42 PM.

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did you install any new firewalls or anti virus programs... sometimes they will block sharing abilities
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are both computers xp with sp2?
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Both computers are XP with SP2. I haven't installed any firewalls or anti virus programs lately. The network worked until about 3 weeks ago.

Thanks for your help.
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Should I reset the router to the factory settings? Would that help?
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My son suggested renaming the workgroup. We tried this on each computer and the network in now working. Thanks for all your help.
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