I have the following network configuration
- ADSL modem IP 192.168.1.1
- 5 port switch
- 1 pc (Windows XP Home Edition) IP 192.168.1.2
- 1 laptop (Windows 2000 Prof) IP 192.168.1.4
Installed protocols : TCP/IP (only protocol) on both PC's
I can access the internet from both PC's and I can ping both PC's. I have some shared folders on both PC's.
I can access my windows 2000 PC from my XP PC(go into IE; \\192.168.1.4 and I then have a login screen)
But I cannot access my XP PC from my windows 2000 PC (go into IE; \\192.168.1.2 and I then receive an error message : there is no logon server available ...). I have disabled the firewall (Zone Alarm) on my XP and there is no firewall on my Windows 2000.
Both PC's are configured as workstations and there is no domain server. Both PC's are not configured on the same domaine ("company name" for Windows 2000, "Workgroup" for XP). It does not seem to be an issue, as I can logon to my windows 2000 with my Windows XP)
There is also a web server running on XP and I can access it from Windows 2000 (http://192.168.1.2
), works fine.
I have read several articles and FAQ on networking issues between 2000 and XP Home Edition, but my problem seems to be unique.
I cannot (should not) change the network setting on my Windows 2000, as I could have problems to connect to the network of my company afterwards.
Can anybody help me ?