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Old 06-02-08, 09:53
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Default PC doesnt recognize other PC's on the network.

hello

i have a strange (kinda) problem with our network at home: my computer is hooked up to the network through a network card and router. on that network there are 3 computers, one which is mine. my pc cannot 'see' the other 2, and they cannot see mine. strange thing is, internet works just as fast, and LAN-games work too.

some side info:
-XP SP2 Pro
-drivers installed correctly (from the new network card)
-i did use the network wizard to connect to the network.

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Old 06-02-08, 11:25
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Are they in the same workgroup and have you enabled file & printer sharing?

Windowskey + pause/break > network identifcation tab.
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yep, filesharing is enabled, and the computers are in the same workgroup. i cant see the pc's in the my networklocations program. i cant see the computers at all.
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Default Re: PC doesnt recognize other PC's on the network.

What about network places in windows explorer?

Fully expand the tree.

Does your router have a firewall and can you get to its control page?

for instance with a BT 2wire router you have to set up the network on the router as well.
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Default Re: PC doesnt recognize other PC's on the network.

I have a similiar problem, I have 3 PC's on a network that share files but can not net send commands or see them on the same net work ( the other user accounts currently online)

Is is because all the software OS's are win XP home?
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I have a similiar problem, I have 3 PC's on a network that share files but can not net send commands or see them on the same net work ( the other user accounts currently online)

Is is because all the software OS's are win XP home?
Not sure I follow but for the benefit of both posters

It should not make any difference which version of Windows you are using for simple (called peer to peer) networking.

The router will distribute the internet (or games which act like the internet) separately from any workgroup network set up.

The internet connection and the workgroup are different and separate things although they use the same ethernet (or wifi) connection.

Each have their own settings so it is possible for either the workgroup network or the internet to function without the other.
It is however reassuring if one works because that suggests the hardware is OK.
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Not sure I follow but for the benefit of both posters

It should not make any difference which version of Windows you are using for simple (called peer to peer) networking.

The router will distribute the internet (or games which act like the internet) separately from any workgroup network set up.

The internet connection and the workgroup are different and separate things although they use the same ethernet (or wifi) connection.

Each have their own settings so it is possible for either the workgroup network or the internet to function without the other.
It is however reassuring if one works because that suggests the hardware is OK.
I see, how do i add users to a workgroup or create one? I thought i allready did, but when i goto CMD and type net users when they are online i do not see there id's to other pc's on my lan. Ive heard that it will not work until i put the net start command in CMD in the other PC's also. Net messenger?

All 3 PC's have login ID's. all on win XP home, can only share files thats it, i would like to make it where i can send net msg's to each other in CMD or see other PC's on the network. Only way I know how to do that is RDP, which wont work home edition to home, only pro to home, need to install Tight VNC?
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Default Re: PC doesnt recognize other PC's on the network.

now i have to hijack my thread back.

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What about network places in windows explorer?

Fully expand the tree.

Does your router have a firewall and can you get to its control page?

for instance with a BT 2wire router you have to set up the network on the router as well.
about the router: i believe it has, but i cannot acces the router via this pc.
the network places in explorer? i dont know about that, can you explain it please?

some more info i forgot to mention:
network used to work, but it all of a sudden stopped, i just dont know when and with what i did. is there something that has to start up on the beginning, which i accidently could have switched of? i used the msconfig --> startup tab to stop some software starting up at the windows boot.
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@Still learning

workgroup information was in post #2

You are trying way too complicated things, if you need basic help start your own thread as maesto says.

@Maestro

Only got 'classic view' currently available but here's a screenshot. Does it help?
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nop, doesnt see them either...

i know that function too, but i thought you was referring to IE .

i do have an educated guess
: it has to be a windows related problem.
1. just started occuring
2. other LAN dont work either
3. new bought a new network card for it, doesnt work either.
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So what does My Network Places see?

If you have your workgroup correctly set, it should at least show the workgroup and the computer your are typing on, if not the others.
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