Network path not found - isolated to 1 machine, all other network services fine
Posted on 2005-04-16
I have 3 PC's in a home network, used for sharing files and 2 printers.
Livingroom PC - Windows 2000 (Printers and important files shared here)
Laptop - Windows XP Home
Bedroom PC - Windows XP Pro (Run IIS for FTP serv. here)
Everything worked fine, I could hit \\LIVINGROOM and access the files and printer from both the laptop and bedroom PC. However I recently needed to reconfigure everything because I added a Webramp (a router for dial-up... don't laugh ;)). It has an onboard DHCP server, so I am now using that, instead of static IPs, it will also dish out the DNS server addy this way too.
Now my Internet seems to work dandy on all PCs, but I can't access any local resources from the bedroom PC.
I can resolve the IP of LIVINGROOM just fine (ping Livingroom works) and I can ping its IP directly, but typing \\LIVINGROOM gives me "The network path was not found". My printers say "Unable to connect".
The laptop can access livingroom without any troubles.
It's gotta be a Windows file/print issue of some sort, on the bedroom computer, because I can FTP from livingroom to bedroom just fine. But get nothing upon \\BEDROOM
I've checked that the file/print sharing is installed in the LAN connection, and I've tried turning my software firewall solution off on both machines, to no avail. Both machines are in the same workgroup.