Thanks in advance for any guidance.
I have a client who has just moved, and for whom I reconnected everything charged with making it all work. There are three PC's, 2 are Windows 7 Pro and one is Vista Pro. One of the two Windows 7 PC's hold the company shared data, and the others have network shares to the shared data, located in the public folders of the PC.
After the move, the other PC's can no longer connect to the shared data. Network mapping to the shared/public data was impossible. All PC's are connecting wired to the same router/network. On each PC, All sharing settings are Work and set properly to share. The sharing PC can 'See" and connect to shares on the other two, but Neither can 'See" or connect to the sharing PC. They are all on the same Workgroup. Also, the shariing PC and the Windows 7 PC that can't establish a map are on the same HOME Group.
This is what is truly confusing... : When looking to the network adapter settings, the the two PC's trying to connect are connected to LAWNET-2.4, which is the name of the wireless network, though the connection is confirmed as only wired. The network to which the sharing PC is connected is something else which I can't remember, but I will update as soon as I look again in the AM (business is closed). I strongly suspect that this might be the crux of the issue.
I've spent three hours trying to figure this out, to no avail.
Any hints would be welcome to solve this frustratingly strange issue. I am prepared to be embarrassed, so any ideas welcome.