Computers are not seeing each other on the network
Posted on 2003-11-27
I have two computers, One running xp home, and the other win me. Both computers have network adapters installed (PCI Ethernet adapter) and I have installed and setup the home network settings on both computers from my win xp cd. Both computers indicate that the network has been set up succesfully.
I am using a CAT5 UTP crossover cable to connect both computers. And so far both computers have indicated that a connection has been established. They even share the internet succesfully.
The problem is that when i open my network places and attempt to open the workgroup i get the following error message:
"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".
Both computers have different names, same workgroup name. All drives/folders on both compuers have been set to shared with no passwords.
The search/find computer option in windows doesn't find the computers either. Why can't I browse each computer from the other?