Not sure why computers on my network do not show up in "My Network Places" but are still accessable.

Posted on 2006-05-05
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
Ok, I am very new to networks.  Here is my setup and problem.
I have a wireless network in my home.  Computers on the network never show up in "My Network Places" and I am unable to locate them by browsing if I try to map a drive.  However, if I just type the name of the computer in explorer ( ex. \\Laptop ), I am able to access the computer and the shared drives.  

Anyone know how to get these computers to show up in "My Network Places"?
Question by:McBluffin
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    by:Naser Gabaj
    Greetings McBluffin,

    Check this PAQ Please:

    Good Luck!

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    Hi McBluffin,

    you have to enable netbios on each machine that you want to show up - my network places works on that

    tcpip properties - advanced - wins - enable tcpip

    you will need to reboot before the changes take effect

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