Can ping, can't see in workgroup -- please help


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I have a desktop connected by ethernet cable to a Netgear RangeMax router
(WPN824), and a laptop connected wirelessly to the same router.
Both internet connections are working.
Both can ping each other.
I used the "network setup wizard" on each to try to set up a network and had
each use the same workgroup name (Mshome).
If I try to click "view workgroup computers," on each computer it can only
see itself. [One time I clicked on it I was able to see the desktop from the
laptop, but when i tried to click on it it said "access denied"].

I want to have a network so that I can file-share and hopefully share
printers. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 
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Chuck

I have a desktop connected by ethernet cable to a Netgear RangeMax router
(WPN824), and a laptop connected wirelessly to the same router.
Both internet connections are working.
Both can ping each other.
I used the "network setup wizard" on each to try to set up a network and had
each use the same workgroup name (Mshome).
If I try to click "view workgroup computers," on each computer it can only
see itself. [One time I clicked on it I was able to see the desktop from the
laptop, but when i tried to click on it it said "access denied"].

I want to have a network so that I can file-share and hopefully share
printers. Can anyone help? Thanks.

Scott,

One of the most common causes of your stated problem would be a misconfigured or
overlooked personal firewall, or other security component. There are several
other possibilities too, and any might be the cause of your problem. Read this
article with an open mind.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/10/irregularities-in-workgroup-visibility.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/10/irregularities-in-workgroup-visibility.html

Check for a consistent NetBT setting.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/04/netbios-over-tcpip.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/04/netbios-over-tcpip.html

And finally, look at "browstat status", "ipconfig /all", "net config server",
and "net config workstation", from each computer, and diagnose the problem.
Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions precisely
(download browstat!):
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp
 

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