XP Networking Configuration/Setup


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I had 3 XP Pro computers sharing files, printers through a router using a
work group. I had to re-install XP on one machine which I will now call the
"problem" machine. I can ping all machines, but have very little drive
mapping capabiliity. The problem machine can be "mapped" to the others with
Start > Run > IP Address, but beyond that I cannot get the problem machine to
connect with the other machines or vice versa. The other machines continue to
share files just fine. I am pretty sure I have to tweak something(s) in the
XP environment and have tried a lot of news group suggestions with no
success. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
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Steve Winograd [MVP]

I had 3 XP Pro computers sharing files, printers through a router using a
work group. I had to re-install XP on one machine which I will now call the
"problem" machine. I can ping all machines, but have very little drive
mapping capabiliity. The problem machine can be "mapped" to the others with
Start > Run > IP Address, but beyond that I cannot get the problem machine to
connect with the other machines or vice versa. The other machines continue to
share files just fine. I am pretty sure I have to tweak something(s) in the
XP environment and have tried a lot of news group suggestions with no
success. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Run the Network Setup Wizard on the problem machine. Tell the Wizard
that the machine connects to the Internet through a residential
gateway, and tell it to enable file and printer sharing.

Make sure that NetBIOS Over TCP/IP is enabled on the problem machine:

1. Open the Network Connections folder.
2. Right click the local area network connection.
3. Click Properties.
4. Click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
5. Click Properties.
6. Click Advanced.
7. Click WINS.
8. Click the Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP button.
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Best Wishes,
Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Networking)

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