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Can't see the other computers in my workgroup.


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underoath7402

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Hi,
I have 2 desktop computers and 3 laptops in a network using my linksys router. I just reformated this computer which is a laptop. After reformatting last night i installed the correct drivers and all the networking seemed to be working fine, and i could get my backup files i placed on another computer on to this computer fine.

It seems thats once my mom left for the weekend and brought her computer with her no computer can see another computer on the network under the name of our work group which is the default MSHOME.

What i am here to ask is if the removal of my moms computer could have messed up the networking for other computers, and when she brings her computer back, if it will just start working again.

Please help me before i go crazy and reformat again :tazz:

Thanks,
Jordan
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mohsin

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hmmmmmmm chek out the firewall settings ... may be thats enabled
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i don't have any firewall installed, so that can't be the problem. for some reason 2 of my computers found eachother on the workgroup but i still can't get the 2 computers i want to be connected to actually be connected. is there any program i can install on both computers that can transfer files ?
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I am having the same problem! I was able to see the shares on XP Pro workstations from my Vista Ultimate Notebook.

I recently lost a hard drive in my HP DV9700T and restored using the recovery CD. I reconfigured my settings etc. and all was fine. I ran Windows Updates and now! "I can't see" no pun intended.

I can ping and manage routers and NAS drives but I can't access shares. Whats up with that. Internets OK too! I disabled all my firewalls and Microsoft OneCare and still no luck. I read on another blog to loosen security on the shares and that would fix it. Nothing seems to work.

I do know its software in Vista causing the problem.

There is nothing on the forum.microsoft.com/technet.

Please include me in on the fix. I will be working on it this weekend.
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peterm

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Hi Jordan
Most unlikley that your mums computer is the cause UNLESS her computer was acting as an DHCP server.
Can all the computers still access the internet ?
Click on Start > All programs > accessories > command prompt.
At the prompt type in ipconfig then press enter
Please post back the IP - Subnet and gateway numbers.
Please do this on at least 2 computers.
Cheers
Peterm
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JoeyA

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I have the same problem. Here is the results of ipconfig on both computers.

Windows Vista Laptop

C:\Users\USER>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b195:3909:6ed:e3e6%8
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

Windows XP Pc

C:\Documents and Settings\Jose Arrioja>ipconfig
Windows IP Configuration
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ga.comcast.net.
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
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