2 pc's - attached to a switch NOT a router, both running XP - there is no firewall, XP SP2's firewall is turned off, there is no anti virus/antispyware, both are on the same ip range and subnet. No DNS servers or gateways set up. Have un-installed the net card and re-installed, network card set for auto negotioation for packet handling/link speed etc etc etc
From the desktop i can ping the Name/IP of the laptop and i get a response, can browse folders ets all coolio...but from the laptop to the desktop i get "response timed out" when pinging. Also cannot browse the desktop from the laptop...
There are 5 separate laptops on the network, each can ping and browse each other, but cannot see the desktop. Again no firewall on the desktop. Replaced switch. Replaced cabling.
No LMHosts files
No Hosts files
No Clue how to fix it !