Can I network two different workgroups in Windows XP Pro?

By maclarke ยท 4 replies
Apr 4, 2006
  1. hi, I have a computer hard connected to a belkin wireless router and have wirelessly networked my PDA and other computer perfectly!

    However, i have an additional computer used by a family member who uses a tablet pc for work who would like to be connected to my network. this computer has a different workgroup and cannot be changed.

    Is there a way network the two workgroups and share files?

    When i browse the network places, i can see the other workgroup and computer, but i am unable to access the files. Any ideas?
  2. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 144

    Can you at least get the prompt that asks for a password or do you get the message that say workgroup can not be contacted?
  3. maclarke

    maclarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi, yeah i can get to the prompt by going to start| Run and typing \\mycomputer name
  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    don't think you need to add a seperate workgroup
    add a guest account with user name password
  5. maclarke

    maclarke TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Figured it out

    Hi. just to let you know that my friend suggested that i just map the network drive and it works perfectly now!!!!
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