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Can't access to network computers

By ellyquim
Nov 13, 2007
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  1. Here is the problem..

    When i turned on the computer it can access to network computers..but soon in a couple of minutes..when u tried to access again the network computers it says that windows cannot find \\computername ....

    last couple of months i was able to solve this problem removing a key in the registry which i have found in the net..but somehow i forgot how to do it anymore.

    Can someone help me on this..


    thanks guyz
  2. davids

    davids TS Rookie Posts: 177

    The most likely cause is a firewall that is loading on the computer.
    Do you have any firewalls installed?
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    sorry, if you can see it at all, then the firewall is not the issue, as it has rules
    that are ALL vs NOTHING; not such thing as a rule that fires after xx sec/minutes.

    If you see the systems names under Workgroups, then the firewall is OK
    (at least port 135 is correct).

    If it disappears later (when you attempt to access one of them), be sure the
    system has not going into sleep mode OR has lost it's connection to the net.
  4. technicalfury42

    technicalfury42 Banned Posts: 109

    Can you access it by the IP?

    \\192.168.1.xxx

    You may just have a netbios problem.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,407   +314

    NetBUI is long dead (and should be) and most of us are using NutBUI Over TCP now so as to put all networking on the Tcp Stack.
  6. davids

    davids TS Rookie Posts: 177

    fair point Jobeard, I just thought maybe a firewall that takes a while to load up, maybe not.
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