'Set up a home... network' doesn't work


G

Geo

I've got 2 XP Home (SP2) PCs connected to a Dynamode R-ADSL-C4S 4 port
router/ADSL.
Internet access for both is fine.

With all firewalls turned off:
Each can ping the other
PC2 cannot see the shared folders of PC1
PC1 can see the shared folders of PC2 and access them.
From PC1 and PC2 if I select 'View Workgroup Computers' only PC2 shows up.
Have run 'Set up a home or small office network' a dozen times on each
PC, rebooted et al.

Here is IPCONFIG /ALL from PC1

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SPOT1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet
Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-89-1C-98
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.12
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 March 2007 18:01:52
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 March 2007 18:01:52
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Here is IPCONFIG /ALL from PC2

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SPOT2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SMC EZ Card 10/100 PCI
(SMC1211 Series)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-04-E2-00-A6-64
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.4
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 07 March 2007 21:59:15
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 08 March 2007 21:59:15
 
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G

Geo

I notice that although each PC can ping the other successfully using IP
address they can't ping using computer name.
Don't know if this relevent.
 
G

Geo

As no-one so far has offered any suggestions on my previous post: 'Set
up a home... network' doesn't work', I've been struggling on.
I've now managed to set things so that each PC can ping the other using
either IP Address or name.
PC1 can now see and access shared folders/files on PC2 but PC2 cannot
see any shared folders/files on PC1.
Furthermore, if I select 'View Workgroup Computers' from either PC, only
PC2 shows up.
I've almost cracked it. Please help me through the final step.

I include details from previous post below
 
C

Chuck

As no-one so far has offered any suggestions on my previous post: 'Set
up a home... network' doesn't work', I've been struggling on.
I've now managed to set things so that each PC can ping the other using
either IP Address or name.
PC1 can now see and access shared folders/files on PC2 but PC2 cannot
see any shared folders/files on PC1.
Furthermore, if I select 'View Workgroup Computers' from either PC, only
PC2 shows up.
I've almost cracked it. Please help me through the final step.

Provide "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all" from each computer, so we can
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
 
G

Geo

Thanks for the response.
Yup, I read those articles previously plus the relevant posts here and
elsewhere and still couldn't solve the problem, mainly because I'm not
I'm not fluent in Martian Networking Technospeak, and also they failed
to address the problems I had.
Like the innocent newbie that I am, I thought that since XP had a wizard
to set up a Home Network it would be fairly straightforward.
Unfortunately the wizard didn't work.
Eventually, after much scouring of the Web I discovered an application
called Network Magic. Within 30 minutes of downloading it my network was
up and running and easily!
So once again, thanks for your reply.
And to anyone else reading this who doesn't know their DNS from their
LMHOSTS LOOKUP, I suggest you check out Network Magic at
http://www.networkmagic.com/. It's quick, painless and you don't need to
be a Network guru to run it.
 
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C

Chuck

Thanks for the response.
Yup, I read those articles previously plus the relevant posts here and
elsewhere and still couldn't solve the problem, mainly because I'm not
I'm not fluent in Martian Networking Technospeak, and also they failed
to address the problems I had.
Like the innocent newbie that I am, I thought that since XP had a wizard
to set up a Home Network it would be fairly straightforward.
Unfortunately the wizard didn't work.
Eventually, after much scouring of the Web I discovered an application
called Network Magic. Within 30 minutes of downloading it my network was
up and running and easily!
So once again, thanks for your reply.
And to anyone else reading this who doesn't know their DNS from their
LMHOSTS LOOKUP, I suggest you check out Network Magic at
http://www.networkmagic.com/. It's quick, painless and you don't need to
be a Network guru to run it.

OK, we've fixed a few problems caused by NetworkMagic here. But if it works for
you, we're happy for you.

But patience, and hard work, is a better idea.
 
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