LAN not working



I thought that I had made this posting several days ago but I cannot find it
now. Dunno what happened to it.
I have two PCs and both use Windows XP Professional SP3 on PC1 and SP2 on
PC2. After I setup the LAN on both machines, PC1 recognizes PC2 but PC2 does
not recognize PC1 even tho both have the same workgroup name. PC2 does not
even list the "My Network Places" on the Start Menu. Any suggestions? TIA

Jack [MVP-Networking]

Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example,
Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing
XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
XP -
When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

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