Cannot See Networked Computers

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khan4rtist

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Hi, im trying to network 3 computers, one is xp home and the other 2 are xp professional. the xp home computer and one of the xp pro computers can see eachother but the other xp pro computer cannot see them and vice versa. also, that xp computer cannot ping itself and it can access the internet. i have tried enabling netbios and reconfiguring my router, and the NIC is good becuase i just bought it and ive tried a differnt NIC and it still did the same thing, someone help!
 

khan4rtist

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they are also on the SAME workgroup and their names ARE different from eachother
 

TangoTrolly

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Have you tried disabling firewalls on all machines? If that works, you have to set up your firewalls, with friendly zones (allowing access to IP addresses from other PCs)
 

CraigMc

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does it have simple file sharing turned on?

You can check this from My Computer | Tools | Folder Options | View Tab

If so turn it off.

When you say it can't ping itself, do you mean on the loopback address, by hostname or by IP address? or all 3?

Can it ping the router?
 

tipstir

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1. Create a test account
2. make sure accounts called test with the same password for each desktop.
3. load in with these ids and passwords and see if all pcs can see itself on your network
 

khan4rtist

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when i say ping its self i mean that the computer cannot ping its own ip address, it can ping the router and all of the other computers. the other computers cannot ping said computer.
 
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