yes, i have firewalls, but i'm pretty sure they're configured to allow file sharing.
i'm not exactly sure what you mean by "netbois", or "workstation service"?
Both computers are on the same network name.
Both accounts that i'm using to setup network are administrative accounts.
As for if one of the firewall settings are tougher than the other, they might be, because one computer is newer than the other one. (It's the newer one that can't ping the older one, but they Both can't find each other's files)
Here's my IPconfig screenshots:
comp1:http://www1.filehost.to/files/2007-07-24_01/061552_ipconfig-comp1.jpg (newer comp)
comp2:http://www1.filehost.to/files/2007-07-24_01/062011_ipconfigall-comp2.jpg (older comp)
also, in my router, when i access it (http://192.168.62.1
), there's a page where i can see the client's connected to it. On that page, I can only see my new computer on it, when actually both comps are connected. in other words, my older comp (the one that i can't ping using the newer one), isn't "seen" by the router, if that helps any.
edit: the older comp can access the newer comp by going to start, run \\IP ADDRESS, but new can't see old one.
i've tried turning off windows firewall too...didnt help..
Edited by funnytim, 24 July 2007 - 12:04 AM.