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Peer to Peer Network with 2K Advanced and XP Pro

Posted on 2004-04-07
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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.
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by:The_Master_Chief
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Might sound a bit lame, but have all of the machines been rebooted recently?
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by:lesgetdown
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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!! :)

les
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by:2kgurusually
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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...?
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by:jamesh1031
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The problem was my settings in trend micro internet security (virus program). Once I allowed a local range of IP addresses (192.168.1.100 to 110) it solved the problem.
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