internet works fine, no file and print sharing
Posted on 2003-11-17
this is a tough one, me and my sr tech have been at this client's for a few hours already on this one. 4 pc network, 2 xp, 1 w2k, 1 98 (fresh build). everyone ran great after the initial deployment for about 4 months. file and print sharing, everybody can see other in the N^2, that's company slang for network neighborhood (say it out loud, it just rolls of your tounge). anyway, we went out to set up a new ,and move some others around, printer about 2 weeks ago. all in all it took about an hour which was great. then about a week after all their network services ceased to function. so we went to look at it. everyhting is set correctly, no firewalla, netbios is enabled over tcp/ip etc etc, file and print sharing is enabled, all that good stuff. each machine can ping eachother, and get on the internet, yet on each one, nobody can see eachother at all. i'm not planning on reinstalling all the adapters (we reinstalled one and it didnt change anything), so please don't suggest that as a solution. any sugestions are greatly appreciated, thanks...
p.s. i am leaning towards a bad router...could that be a possibility?