Home Network Setup -- Questionable Problems
Posted on 2004-10-15
I've set up a server network 9 clients and 2 servers. Asked a question here and got some help. Now what's confusing me is the simple task of two computers networked together is the issue. I've done this before, but everything I try will not work. Here is my configuration.
MACHINE 1 is connected to Router
MACHINE 2 is connected to Router.
the Router is connected to my cable modem.
I have no problems with internet connectivity, email, ftp, ect.
But I do have problems sharing network resources, i.e. shares on either hard-drive, and printers. Both machines have their own printers. 1 is for regular documents, the other has photo-inks.
I've got both machines in the same workgroup. Both machines have different computer names. The router assigns their IP thru DHCP, so their subnet masks are the same and all configurations on that end seem intact.
I've ran the xp network utility and nothing helps. Both machines are running windows xp home, both updated fully, SP2 and all patches.
What seems to be my problem?