Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:03 AM
I would appreciate any help that can be offered. I have an ongoing problem wuth WINXP. The problem existed with SP2 and now both machines have SP3. I have two computer on a LinkSys wired router. I am able to access the router through both and they show up on the DHCP table. From computer 1 I am able to ping computer 2, but I cannot see it as a member of my workgroup. From computer 2, I am unable to ping or see computer 1.
I have tried the following: diable windows firewall, ensured TCP/IP has bios enabled, netclient installed, ensured firewall software allows for valid range of IP addresses, auto IP renewal, ensured administrative services routing is disabled, tried winsoc fix, file and printer sharing enabled and associated drives are shared and a few other things I'm sure I've forgotten.
The strange thing that occurred is that I was able to see computer 1 in the workgroup from computer 2 but never from computer 1. Then on computer 1, after I was able to see computer 2 and the shared file/folders for about a minute. When I went back to computer 2, I could no longer see computer 1. Now I can only see each computer as the sole member of the workgroup. During one instance the router assigned 192.168.117 to computer 2, of the four devices connected it had always been 192.168.1.100. I rebooted the machine and now it is 192.168.1.103 and computer 1 is 192.168.100.
Any ideas, please ....