Just wasted half my weekend - Saturday - on something I'd hoped was pretty straightforward.
I got the old 32bit win xp sp3 pro chugging away for emails and other depreciated programs on an old self build.
Thought it would be nice to get the attached usb printer up and running for my win 7 and osx systems to print to over the local network....... bad move!!!!
Spent most of today fiddling around with all kinds of stuff including the Computer Browser Service that wouldn't start on xp - which I eventually fixed but with no joy re fixing the bigger issue!
All other systems can see the xp systems name on the network but can't connect to any of the shared folders or the printer.
Went though all the various netbios, microsoft client.......etc settings suggested on a shed load of forums but nothing!
Disabled firewalls and security and all.
Tried pinging back and forth - xp can ping the others but the others timeout pinging in to xp.
nslookup however recognises ans resolves the xp name against its ip.
Really don't know how to fix this.
Has turned into a real pain in the butt!
All suggestions as to how to sort this will be warmly appreciated.
Edited by hamluis, 16 February 2014 - 07:49 AM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.