I have just spent several days trying to find a solution to this problem, browsing through dozens of threads in this forum, and I'm at a loss. I have three computers (let's call them laptop, server and desktop) that are connected through a router. They all run XP SP2. Server and desktop connect to the router with regular network cables. Laptop is connected wirelessly. File sharing works perfectly between server and desktop. I can ping by IP between desktop and laptop, but not by name, and file and printer sharing does not work. When I ping by name from desktop to laptop I get the following error message: "The network path was not found" When I ping by name from laptop to desktop I get the following error message: "No network provider accepted the given path" What really irks me is that everything worked perfectly a little while ago. Then I connected server to the network as well as doing some much needed Windows updating on laptop and desktop (I have scanned for viruses and malware and there is none), and all of a sudden desktop and laptop no longer communicate properly. After I started having problems I tried Network Magic, and while that was installed everything worked perfectly. When I removed it the problems returned. I refuse to have a program like that doing something that should so easily be taken care of by Windows. After Network Magic I tried to reinstall Windows on desktop. Problems remain. I have ensured that all computers are on the same subnet mask. They are obviously all in the same workgroup. I have reset the TCP/IP stack on both laptop and desktop. I have made sure that all computers have their node set to 'Hybrid'. Had to run a registry fix that I found in these forums on all computers to set this right. I'm able to "View workgroup computers" from desktop, but get the same 'Network path not found' error when I try to double-click on laptop from that screen. When I click on "View workgroup computers" from laptop there's a long pause, and then this error message is displayed: "Network is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available" Sorry for the information overload, but I'm just trying to anticipate questions I've seen in other threads. Does anyone have any ideas what's going on here? I'm trying to avoid having to reinstall Windows on laptop, but I realize that I might have to bite the bullet on that one. Thanks in advance!