XP Home Network - Workgroup is not accessible
Posted on 2006-04-10
"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."
Server IP: 192.168.1.5
2nd Computer IP: 192.168.1.7
In branch office, we have a computer that has a workgroup share. This morning they added a scanner driver which required a computer restart. After the restart no on could access that share.
Both computers are connected with a wireless router and have access to the internet. When we list the contents of the workgroup from the 2nd computer, we see everything except the server.
The server can ping the 2nd computer. But the 2nd computer can not ping the server, we recieve a timeout. Also the server can't ping its own private address (192.168.1.5). It receives a timeout. The XP firewall is turned off on the Server. The computer did have norton before, but not now.
When we try to list the workgroup computers from the server we get the above error message. I changed the workgroup name back to MSHOME and same error message. I also tried to use the Network Setup Wizard, same error message.