Posted 11 January 2009 - 02:21 PM
Our home network worked fine until my son took the laptop to a summer class at a university, and set it up to access the university network. Now the laptop can neither share nor access files and printers on our home network. The two desktops can still share files and printers, as before.
All three computers are running Windows XP, service pack 3. The laptop and one of the desktops uses McAfee Security Center. The other desktop has Norton virus protection.
If I try connecting to a mapped folder, I get this:
"An error occurred while reconnecting to M: to \\whatever\
Microsoft Windows network : The network path was not found.
This connection has not been restored."
If I try to connect via "My Network Places" I get this:
"\\computer is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.
The network path was not found."
I've tried restoring the Windows firewall on the laptop to the defaults, and I've tried running the network set-up wizard (several times).
I just received some excellent help on a malware problem from Bleeping Computer, so I thought I'd try this forum as well. I'd appreciate any assistance.