A replacement laptop arrived for a faulty one, exactly the same as the original but it refuses to access other computers using 'net view' with the computer names gining system error 53. It will ping other computers successfully and will access them using 'net view' with the ip addresses. The network is set up as follows:
Router with ip addresss 10.0.0.2 subnet mask 255.0.0.0
Wireless ap connected to the router with ip address 10.0.0.3 subnet mask 255.0.0.0 gateway 10.0.0.2
Computer 1 connected to the router with ip address 10.0.0.4 subnet mask 255.0.0.0 gateway 10.0.0.2
Laptop connected to the either the router with ip address 10.0.0.5 subnet mask 255.0.0.0 gateway 10.0.0.2 or connected to the wireless ap with ip address 10.0.0.6 subnet mask 255.0.0.0 gateway 10.0.0.2
Computer 1 cannot ping or 'net view' the laptop with either the computer name or ip address, but can view it using the map network drives tool. This doesnt display any drives though - this is the main problem for me. I know the problem lies with the laptop as nothing has been changed on computer 1.
Also, at another location, the laptop will 'net view' one server with the server name but i wont do the same to another server which is the one i need to copy files to / from. Im sorry if this is too much detail or is too confusing.
I would greatly appreciate help asap. Thanks in advance.