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#1 s0n1c


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Posted 16 November 2010 - 12:58 PM


My office has 10 desktop computers and several laptop computers in it set up as a p2p network. We do have a server but do not use it to manage the network (has its own domain but computers are on a network. The issue i am having is that by and large the computers cannot see each other. They are all on the same workgroup, have static ip's, file and print sharing is enabled, and i have opened ports 135-139 on the firewalls. The computers CAN access each other (I can ping them) but none of the shares appear in my network places, and none of the computers show up in workgroup when you try to view it. The oddest thing is all this was fine before about 2 weeks ago, then with no significant change its not there anymore.

Thanks in advance for your help

Edited by hamluis, 16 November 2010 - 01:29 PM.
Moved from XP forum to Networking ~ Hamluis.

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#2 Baltboy


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Posted 17 November 2010 - 06:06 PM

Have you tried to disable the fire wall on two of the computers to see if those to can see each other?
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