I'm running a small peer-to-peer network at work; 12 computes connected through a hub. All computers are running win xp home and have the same workgroup name.
I purchased a new computer yesterday, set it up - specified the correct workgroup name, and it cannot see any other computers on the network. BUT it can been seen by the others on the network.
I have tried to ping the other computers from the new one by both IP and name and it doesn't work, Nor can I ping the new computer from any others.
The new computer can access the internet.
I have done the following:
- Enabled net bios over tcp/ip
- Verified that browser service starts when computer starts and is running
- Checked the workgroup name 1000 times
First thing i did when i got the new computer was to remove all the pre-installed crap from it, including a norton trial firewall. As a result, I even reset the tcp/ip stack.
I have tried to connect with firewalls enabled/disabled and from a new account as well (administrator).
Any ideas, before I put my foot through it?