Cannot see shared Folder/Printer in Workgroup
Posted on 2008-09-30
I have set up a small network at one of our sites.
It comprises of:
1 Win XP PC with a shared folder and printer (IP = DHCP assigned)
3 Win XP Laptops (IP = DHCP assigned)
1 D-Link Wireless ADSL2 Router ( IP = 192.168.1.1)
All 4 computers are part of a WORKGROUP with IP assigned automatically by the D-Link router.
2 of the laptops can access the shared folder/printer on the PC easily by going through [My Network Places] > [Entire Network] > [Microsoft Nework] > [Workgroup]. 1 of the laptops connects wirelessly and 1 by ethernet to the D-Link.
It is the third I am having trouble with. It connects via ethernet to the D-Link but cannot see any WORKGROUP computers in My Network Places. Even though I can ping the PC with the shares.
All it sees is the PRESTON group (the domain this laptop used to be a member of). But it is now definately a member of WORKGROUP!
How do I remove completely any references to the previous domain [PRESTON] and gain access to [WORKGROUP] and the shares?