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I just finished reformatting and reinstalling XP Home on my laptop. It's all patched, updated, and has AVG and ZoneAlarm installed. It accesses the Internet via our cable modem just fine.

I set up the network that's already in place, with the correct name. I can access computers 3 and 4 fully. It recognizes computer 2 (laptop is computer 1 in this discussion), but won't access files on that computer, and vice-versa.

It didn't recognize computer 2 at all (and vice-versa) until I keyed in the IP number for #2 individually in Zone Alarm. The others picked up after I entered the IP range, which included the address for #2. I tried disabling Zone Alarm, but that didn't make a difference.

I'm still working via ethernet cable at this point, and #2 is the most important one for me to access, as it is my own main computer.

Now what?

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You did not mention the operating system for PC #2
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