Ok, we have a little progress this morning. One problem that I found was that the wireless zero configuration setting on PC2 was switching itself off on re-boot. I have sorted this and now both PCs are connected to the same network, or Im assuming they are. PC2 tells me its connected but I cant find anywhere on PC1 saying that Im connected.
I had already tried the network wizard thing you suggested but I tried again this morning. I inserted the network set up disc in PC2 and worked through the wizard, towards the end it flashed a warning that due to some of the settings the installation may not work.
I worked my way through this article this
and towards the end it tells you to select START - RUN - and then type %SystemRoot%\nsw.log this brings up a log which contained the following:
Network Setup Wizard Log
Attempting to set computer name
Old computer name is the same as new computer name - not setting.
Setting server description (comment): Radan Server
Attempting to set workgroup name
Workgroup name is the same as the old one - not setting.
Shared Printer: Epson Stylus COLOR 1520 ESC/P 2 (Copy 1)
Shared Printer: Epson Stylus COLOR 1520 ESC/P 2
This would imply that PC1 and PC2 are using the same names. I can assure you they are totally different. One thing that may be affecting it is the fact that PC2 used to be my main PC for running some CAD software, at this time PC2 was called Greig, that name has since been changed to DORSEND-1.My new PC is called GreigD so I'm wondering if somewhere in its memory its picking up on the old name? I have some comms software running from my CAD to machinery which uses the PC name as an ID so I dont want to change the name if i dont have to