troubleshooting Question

Mshome doesn't show the workgroup computers

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Daniele BrunengoFlag for Italy asked on
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I have just installed a new Modem Router, the Sitecom WL-127. It works fine but I have a problem.
First let me explain the structure of my network: there is a Pc connected via a Lan cable to the firewall, a Pc connected via wireless and a network drive (for viewing movies on the telly) via wireless.

The problem is, the wireless clients see each other just fine and share files with no problem, but none of them sees the cable connected client. When I look at the Mshome workgroup on the latter, it looks totally empty.

All components have fixed IPs and I can ping any of them just fine in any situation: moreover I can connect to the wireless pc from the cable pc if I use \\ The only problem is I don't see anything in the Mshome workgroup and I can't see the cable pc from the wireless clients.

If I try to enable Netbios on the cable pc I can't even open up Mshome without getting an error message saying I can't open the workgroup.

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