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Dale

I replaced a flaky modem with my spare. Just about
everything else in my system had to be reinstalled to get
it to work with the new modem. The only thing still
fighting me is my home network. I have a desktop, a
portable, and a network laser printer running through a
Linksys 4 port hub. It acts like I have a workgroup naming
mis-match, but that's not the problem. I'd like to just
remove the LAN from the desktop and start over, but XP will
not let me delete the LAN connection. The portable sees
the printer, but not the desktop. The desktop doesn't see
anything. It doesn't even list itself under the workgroup
name when I try mapping a drive. Any ideas?

Dale
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

"Dale" said:
I replaced a flaky modem with my spare. Just about
everything else in my system had to be reinstalled to get
it to work with the new modem. The only thing still
fighting me is my home network. I have a desktop, a
portable, and a network laser printer running through a
Linksys 4 port hub. It acts like I have a workgroup naming
mis-match, but that's not the problem. I'd like to just
remove the LAN from the desktop and start over, but XP will
not let me delete the LAN connection. The portable sees
the printer, but not the desktop. The desktop doesn't see
anything. It doesn't even list itself under the workgroup
name when I try mapping a drive. Any ideas?

Dale
To delete a LAN connection, go to Device Manager and un-install the
network adapter that the connection uses. XP will create a new LAN
connection when it detects and re-installs the NIC.

What is a workgroup naming mis-match? Windows networking supports
multiple workgroups, and every computer can access all of the
computers in all of the workgroups.
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

Dale C Brodin said:
[snip]
What is a workgroup naming mis-match? Windows networking supports
multiple workgroups, and every computer can access all of the
computers in all of the workgroups.
I'm far from an expert, so maybe I'm have a misperception of how it
works. If you have a network with workgroups A & B, the members of A
do not see the computers/files of B unless they also join B, correct?

Thanks for the help,

Dale
That's not correct. Workgroups don't provide any type of security or
access control. A computer on a Windows network can access all of the
other computers in all of the workgroups. You can try it yourself and
see.
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Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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