One Computer on my LAN cannot find other computers
Posted on 2006-05-20
I have a network with three computers (all running Windows 2000) connected to a Netgear FVS114 Firewall which is connected to a Linksys cable modem.
The cable modem connects to my ISP using DHCP. My Router connects to the cable modem using the dynamic IP provided by my ISP. All this is working fine.
My LAN is configured to run NAT. The three computers have IP's as follows:
Computer A: 192.168.0.2
Computer B: 192.168.0.3
Computer C: 192.168.0.4
All three have both "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks" installed.
Computer B can both successfully ping Computers A and C and can retreive files from shared drives on those computers.
Computer A can successfully ping Computer C and retreive files from Computer C.
Computer C can successfully ping Computer A and retreive files from Computer A.
Both Computers A and B cannot ping Computer B, nor can I navigate to Computer B via the "My Network Places".
When doing so, from My Network Places, I select "Entire Network" to "Microsoft Windows Network" to "Workgroup". When I do so from all computers (A,B and C) all three computers show up. But from either Computer A or Computer C when I select Computer B, I get the message "\\ComputerB is not accessible. The network path was not found."
On all three computers Right-Clicking on "My Network Places" and from the "Advanced" menu going to "Network Identification" Show the Workgroup name as "WORKGROUP".
I have been trying to troublshoot this unsuccessfully for a while. Can anyone assist me.