Can map drive, Can't browse via workgroup
Posted on 2004-11-30
Have a small, nagging problem on my home wireless network.
All network kit is Netgear.
All OS are XP Pro
There are 3 PCs in the network
All are in the same workgroup
One of the PCs cannot be browsed to from My Network Places
PC1 can browse PC1
PC1 can't browse PC2
PC1 can browse PC3
PC2 can browse PC1
PC2 can browse PC2
PC2 can browse PC3
PC3 can browse PC1
PC3 can't browse PC2
PC3 can browse PC3
The strange thing is, is that from PC1 and PC3 I can map a network drive to shares on PC2 without having to enter a username and password. The problem comes when I come to browse the workgroup for PC2. I can see PC2 but trying to get in there results in Windows returning a message that reads "Access is denied".
I can ping all three boxes from all three boxes
I am only using simple file sharing at the moment.
The built in Firewall is not enabled on any connection
I have added lots of accounts, including Everyone to the local security policy for users that are able to access the computer via a network
So, the main problem is, is that whilst I can map a network drive to PC2, I have to know the name of the share as I cannot browse to it.
Any ideas please?