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I have 2 Win2k boxes that are both *hardwired* to my LinkSys wireless router.  Both machines get Inet service via a DSL modem that the router is connected to.  I'm trying to share files and folders, but get the following error when I try to browse the workgroup from computer A:

      Workgroup is not accessible.  The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

From computer B, I can browse the workgroup without error, but it only displays itself as belonging to the workgroup.

I have verified that they both belong to the same workgroup ("Workgroup"), have the same networking protocols ("Client for Microsoft Networks", "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" and "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)").  I did this using the KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;258717&Product=win2000

The thing I'm noticing that's screwy is that on computer B, I cannot ping computer A.  However, on computer A, I can ping computer B.

Any ideas?
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gottin earned 200 total points
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Well, it's sure that you should have a ping OK from A to B and back. I'm almost sure that the problem is in your Wireless router. Check the configuration very circumstatially and more specially the firewall configuration. Make sure that both your boxes are in one subnetwork (192.168.1.0/24 for example).
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After I sent this, I realized I had Norton Personal Firewall on computer A.  I configured it to accept incoming TCP/IP from the other computer, and now all is well.  Your response came after, but was completely correct, so you get the points.  Thanks for your help.
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