Networking Window Machines

By martyn837
Dec 3, 2005
  1. Please Help!!!

    I am trying to network 3 computers together!! Setup as follows:

    Machine #1: Windows XP Home (connects to the internet using USB Modem)

    Machine #2: Windows XP Pro Laptop

    Machine #3: Windows 2000

    Can get internet on all 3 machines via ICS but can only network the XP Home machine & Windows 2000 machine. The XP Pro machine will not network at all!!!!!

    Any help would be greatly received. :)

  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Are they on the same workgroup? Did you try browsing by their individual IP addresses instad of their computer names?

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  3. martyn837

    martyn837 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi Poertner

    Yes they are on the same workgroup and have tried to locate them via IP address But still come up same problem can see the Win Home machine & the 2000 but not the XP Pro.....

    Thanks for the welcome.

  4. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    cannot disable simple file sharing on home machine
    so try changing or adding same user to both machines
    log in with that
    also try adding network to firewall profile
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