Home Networking Not working - Ping successful, firewalls properly configured
Posted on 2004-11-07
Here's the situation, I am trying to get three computers to network with each other, and was successful temporarily, however I seem unable to now to connect to or from one of the computers.
Here's the Setup:
PC 1 - Win 98
PC 2 - Win XP - SP1
Not working PC: -
PC 3 - Win XP SP2
I am able to ping between all computers fine. Putting the IP address of PC 1 or 2 into the browser of PC 3 allows me to access PC 1 or 2 in a somewhat limited manner. Trying to put the IP address of PC 3 in the browser of PC 1 or PC 2 results in the comp saying it cannot find the computer.
All computers were confiugred using the Win XP Home Networking Configuration Wizard, their IP addresses are:
PC 1 - 192.168.123.101
PC 2 - 192.168.123.102
PC 3 - 192.168.123.100
all were assigned by the US Robotics router.
I am running Macafee on PC1 and Kerio Personal Firewall on PC 3, however both are configured to the home network. Disabling them does not help either.
In network neighborhood if I click on 'view workgroup computers' on PC 2 I see PC1 and PC 2
If I click on 'view workgroup computers' on PC 3 I recieve an error saying that 'home network is unavailable...blablabla'. It worked for a while when I had SP1 installed, then stopped working. I installed XP and SP 2 on a different HD in the PC (I have a 200 and a 160) and it worked for mabye a month and then I noticed it stopped working. Long story short it looks like its the XP home networking setup which is a problem (I have manually messed around to no avail with the adapters, onboard LAN driver...etc). Has anyone encountered this problem, and does anyone know how to help? Any suggestions appreciated.
I'd love to make it a 250 point question, but unfortionately I only have 125 at the moment I will increase it to 250 or 500 whenever I get more. I apologize for that, and thanks in advance for your help.