Peer to Peer Network with 2K Advanced and XP Pro

Posted on 2004-04-07
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
We're having problems with a peer to peer network that was working but now isn't. We don't use the peer to peer often, so I don't know when it stopped working. 3 computers have XP pro. 1 has 2K Advanced Server. On the 2K server I can see the other computers but get the message "not accessible" "The network path was not found". On one of the XP Pro machines (I havn't checked the others) only itself is visible. We are using a linksys router (which is a recent replacement due to some bad ports on the old one). I'm stumped on how to trouble shoot. We are sharing files and folders, have Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing and TCP/IP..... Any help is appreciated.
Question by:jamesh1031

Expert Comment

ID: 10775915
Might sound a bit lame, but have all of the machines been rebooted recently?

Expert Comment

ID: 10775982
Aside from the rebooting, is it possible that there have been some configuration changes to the workgroup settings? In a peer to peer network they should be on the same workgroup.  Do you have a WINS/DNS server running on the 2k server? Setting up the service may help in remedying the issue.  I assume the linksys is issuing IP's for your network, so all your machines should be on the same network.

let's see what we can get workin!! :)


Expert Comment

ID: 10788832
try accessing the comp[uter by ip.  i.e. go to start > run and type \\xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx.  if you can get to them that way maybe you have bad entries in your hosts file...?

Author Comment

ID: 11070438
The problem was my settings in trend micro internet security (virus program). Once I allowed a local range of IP addresses ( to 110) it solved the problem.

Accepted Solution

modulo earned 0 total points
ID: 11162515
Closed, 500 points refunded.

Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This article describes and provides a custom-made tool I wrote to give businesses a means of identifying commercial music content, without having to expend too much effort. Business recordings are easily identified from possibly illegal music files …
Watch the video to learn how one can deal with PST file corruption issue with an outstanding Kernel for Outlook PST Repair Tool easily. Using this tool, non-technical users can swiftly perform the repair process to restore their essential data witho…
Watch the video to know how one can repair corrupt Exchange OST file effortlessly and convert OST emails to MS Outlook PST file format by using Kernel for OST to PST converter tool. It can convert OST to MSG, MBOX, EML to access them. It can migrate…

619 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question