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Home Networking with Workgroup and Windows 2000
bthorne Apr-18-02 02:41 PM
I have a CableModem(RCA) that connects to my Router(Dlink). I have a direct ethernet connection from the router to my laptop and another line to a hub (Intel). I have a desktop that is connected to that hub. I have a Workgroup ("WORKGROUP") and log into both machines as Administrator without a password.
From Laptop in the Network Neighbourhood - Entire Network -MS Windows Network -WORKGROUP I am able to see both machines but when I click on the desktop folder it says Path not found. This happens even when I disconnect the desktop from the hub and connect it directly to the router.
From Desktop - I am able to see the WORKGROUP but it displays only the desktop and not the laptop.

I use DHCP for both machines.
I am able to ping the desktop from the laptop always - but not the otherway round.
Though I can ping the desktop using ip addresses I cannot bring it up from the run command using \\xxx.xx.xx.xx

Any help is appreciated.


1. RE: Home Networking with Workgroup and Windows 2000
bthorne Apr-18-02 02:45 PM
In response to message 0
I was a bit hasty in that I didnt check the post with a similar problem. I do not have any servers and run Win 2000 Professional on both machines and I do have Zone Alarm on both . I shall try to uninstall it and see if that works.

2. RE: Home Networking with Workgroup and Windows 2000
DJ Net2Infinity Apr-18-02 05:23 PM
In response to message 1
I bet it will, you can always look in the log of Zonealarm and see if the ip of your other machine is there.

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