I installed Netgear 814 route to daughter's xp desktop and xp laptop and networking perfectly, including print/file sharing. Desktop connected to router, laptop is wireless.
I also installed Netgear 814 router to my own xp desktop and xp laptop. Can access internet but cannot network. Desktop says: Browser-master not found--you may not have access...... The laptop says it has become master-browser. Laptop can view itself and desktop. The daughter's network is example only as are one mile apart so, no conflicts, etc.
Doing ipconfig /all on my daughters two xp Pc's and mine--the only different settings in the four is that my desktop shows node type as "unknown"--the others showed "hybrid".
When I went into registry, there was no node type entry listing at all. I then added the Node Type per MS instructions, using "8" for hybrid. None of the PC's use Wins proxy.
Despite adding the Node type, ipconfig /all still shows "Unknown". Configured NetBios over tcp and browser started. No firewall.
Is Master-Browser message on desktop related to the node message? How do I get my PC to accept node type and solve the browser problem?