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A customer has a Windows 2000 PC which is used to connect to the internet, a Windows 2000 laptop, and a new Win XP Home PC. The laptop already connects to the Win 2000 PC (and out to the internet), but the Win XP Home doesn't. Both the laptop and Win XP have wireless kit installed, and they're all on the same workgroup.

The XP machine did see the laptop, and vice versa, the laptop can see the Win 2000 PC, but need to connect the XP machine to the Win 2000 PC. The wizards all work, but then when trying to connect, I can't see the Win 2000 PC from the Win XP one.

I can't swap the XP and Win 2000 PC's, as the Win 2000 PC has the ISDN connectors, and the XP machine isn't s standard build (Sony Vaio thin client thing).

What do I need to do?

(Hope I've explained it properly. Just ask if you need clarification).

Forgot to mention, when the laptop is next to the Win XP machine, it still connects to the Win 2000 PC and the internet, so unsure if it's the wirelss kit.
Thanks, everyone!

Adrian Johnson
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Forgot to mention, also, that the firewalls are disabled on the XP machine.
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Check to make sure that NetBIOS over TCP/IP is enabled for all of the machines.  Can the XP box get to Internet?
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I will check, thanks. And no, the XP machine cannot get to the internet.
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I think this is an IP issue.  Check to make sure you didn't fat finger and IP address and that your DNS and default gateway are checked.  The NetBIOS thing I mentioned earlier will help recognize the other boxes on the network via NetBEUI.  If you don['t have a DNS or WINS you might add them to you lmhosts file.  This will help you at least find them.  After that see if you can ping them.
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I've not forgotton this - the customer has issues in other areas, so once those are sorted out I'll be getting back to this one!


Adrian Johnson
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The customer has managed to sort this out themselves - haven't a clue what they did (they don't know either!), and have not been back to their premises to check, but they are adament that everything is ok.

Thanks for the replies to this thread. I'll keep the solutions in mind if I every go near a wireless network again.

I'll accept the comment/suggestions made (as they were the only ones!).

Regards,

Adrian Johnson
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