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Synchronising files Wireless Network XP

I have 3 computers running XP.  One is a laptop.

I have set up a wireless network using an Access point with static ip address on all computers.

I have set up a share on one of the computers and am trying to use offline folders on the laptop.

I keep getting an error message Network name no longer available.

The wireless network seems to be ok, I can ping, get internet access etc.

Sometimes the synchronisation works at other times it does not.
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rcocker
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rcocker
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi rcocker,

try editing your lmhosts with an entry for your machine that has the share

LMHosts is located in the Windows directory under c:\Windows (or WINNT)\System32\Drivers\Etc\LMHosts.sam , instructions are included within the file. Any line starting with # is just a comment and is ignored. Open the file with Notepad and add entries for your computers as below;
192.168.0.101      CompName       #PRE
Hit enter when each line is complete (important), then save the file without a file extension. To be sure there is no extension ,when saving enclose in quotations like "LMHosts". Now when you try to connect to a computer name it should find it as it will search the LMHosts file for the record before connecting.
More details regarding LMHosts file:
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/windows/2000/server/reskit/en-us/cnet/cnfd_lmh_QXQQ.asp
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LazarusCommented:
Also on a Hardware note: Make sure that your NIC card on your computer in question is set to NOt power down to save power. Most NIC cards have the abilty to save power and will shut off if not in use for a period of time.
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