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Trouble networking with Windows XP and ME

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I am trying to set up a network with 3 computers - 2 PCs (one with XP the other ME) via cables and a laptop (ME) by wireless.
I am using a router/hub that also connects to broadband.
I started with the XP machine and made a network disc which I then ran on the other 2 machines.

The current situation is:
The XP machine can see itself and the other PC - but is denied access to the other PC.
The ME PC says Unable to browse network - however can 'see' laptop when I search for it
The laptop can't see any when browsing, but can find ME PC when I search.

I don't know whether it is anything to do with firewalls? ME PC has Norton Firewall, Laptop and XP PC have Zone ALarm.

Any advice please?

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by:infotrader
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the answer is... Maybe...

We'll need more information:

1.  Can you browse the Internet?
2.  Can you access the other machines if you turned off the firewall?

If #2 is true, then you have to setup in your firewall software to allow access.  In ZoneAlarm, I believe it is called the Local Zone... Just add the IP(s) to that zone and you should be able to access the other computer, provided that they do the same thing to allow access to your computers.

If after turning off firewall, you still cannot access the Internet, then you'd have a bigger problem.

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by:colscream
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Yes - can access Internet with all 3 machines.
In Norton the Routers' IP address is in the Blocked Computers list - would this stop the other 2 machines from seeing it?
I have a combined router/hub

How do I check each PC's IP address?

Will try turning off firewall but will need to disconnect ADSL first.
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by:infotrader
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No... I mean the software firewall, like Norton and ZoneAlarm

Turn off Norton and ZoneAlarm and see if your problem goes away.  We'll go from there :-P

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by:colscream
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Disabled Zone Alarm and Norton - 2 computers could then see each other.

Should I have the routers' IP address as a blocked address in Norton?

Also, how do I find out the IP address for each PC?
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Depending on which IP address....  Most likely you'll have 2 IP address for the router.... an Internal (192.168.X.X) and an External.  To make it simple, you should add anything that is on 192.168.X.X to your "Localzone" or "Safelist" or "whitelist" or whatever your software call it.  You may or may not want to block the WAN IP address of the router.... you shouldn't have to, though.

On those PC's, you can go to a command prompt (Start --> run --> cmd) and type "IPCONFIG /ALL"

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by:colscream
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Thanks very much - network seems ok now.
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