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Edmeelia

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Hi, I've been trying for a long time now to connect my two computers for a home network, and I can't access one from the other. I ran WinXP Network troubleshooter and it didn't find a solution...
I have on my computer winXP home edition and on my parents' computer I've got WinXP Pro. I have a sympatico internet connection with a TrendNet router. The internet connection on both computers works perfectly fine, but I cannot connect my two computers with eachother! The modem and router are primarly connected to my parent's computer.
I tried to ping my computer from from my parents' computer and it times out and has a 100% loss. My computer cannot even ping itself!!... :tazz: However, when I ping my parents' computer from my computer I have 100% sent and recieved, but when I try to see my network computers I get a message that I have no access to the network and that I should contact the network administrator, or the computer isn't available... However, from my parents' computer I can see my computer in the list, but I cannot open it getting the exact same message.

It seems to me that my computer is not accessible. Please help me...
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Both computers need to have the same workgroup name.

Failing that, you probably have a firewall on your computer. Even the XP one will, if configured wrongly, block the filesharing aspects of the system.
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Thank you for answering... Actually I'm trying this networc connection since I bought my new computer, and that makes many months...
Yes I checked tho workgroup names are the same, I turned off the windows firewall, I've turned off the norton internet security on both computers, still my computer doesn't want to connect. I ran a network diagnosis and within the results, I got this:

Network Adapters: [00000001] Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connection FAILED

And my computer doesn't ping itself...

Thank you again...
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What IP address have you got on the network?

On your computer, go to Start -> Run and type "cmd" (no quotes) and press Enter.

In the black box that comes up, type "ipconfig /all" (no qoutes) and share with us what you get back.
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