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I have a setup with multiple XP SP2 Home computers on a wired LAN, plus a
printer on the LAN.

All computers except one can view the workgroup, and access the printer.
All computers have administrator privledges.

Tried removing and reloading all the accessories/communications component
and reinstalled, rebuilt the LAN connection several times, and even changed
workgroup names. No changes.

I have run out of ideas where to look next. HELP!


TIA

D Wells
 
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How is the LAN configured? With a router or a switch/hub?
Is it set to 'get an IP address automatically? Or do you use fixed IP
addresses?
Can you ping the router or any of the other machines from the troublesome
machine?
I have seen times that removing the NIC from Device Manager and allowing it
to reinstall would fix such problems.

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"dkw net user" <invalid@dkw.net> wrote in message
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>I have a setup with multiple XP SP2 Home computers on a wired LAN, plus a
> printer on the LAN.
> All computers except one can view the workgroup, and access the printer.
> All computers have administrator privledges.
> Tried removing and reloading all the accessories/communications component
> and reinstalled, rebuilt the LAN connection several times, and even
> changed
> workgroup names. No changes.
> I have run out of ideas where to look next. HELP!
> TIA
D Wells
 
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Lan is configured using a HUB that is connected to a Router. The Router is
supplying DHCP for the LAN.

The only connection working currently seems to be through the Hub to the
Router and onto the Internet.

Removing the NIC and letting XP reinstall does not make any difference.

D Wells



"NotMe" <cargod01@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> How is the LAN configured? With a router or a switch/hub?
> Is it set to 'get an IP address automatically? Or do you use fixed IP
> addresses?
> Can you ping the router or any of the other machines from the troublesome
> machine?
> I have seen times that removing the NIC from Device Manager and allowing
it
> to reinstall would fix such problems.
>
> --
> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
> "dkw net user" <invalid@dkw.net> wrote in message
> news:u29izZnrFHA.3228@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> >I have a setup with multiple XP SP2 Home computers on a wired LAN, plus a
> > printer on the LAN.
> > All computers except one can view the workgroup, and access the printer.
> > All computers have administrator privledges.
> > Tried removing and reloading all the accessories/communications
component
> > and reinstalled, rebuilt the LAN connection several times, and even
> > changed
> > workgroup names. No changes.
> > I have run out of ideas where to look next. HELP!
> > TIA
> D Wells
>
>
 
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If the problem computer can access the internet through the same hub+router
as the rest of the machines, it DOES have a connection to the network. Check
the router setup for DHCP and make sure that you list enough addresses
available to get a separate IP for each machine.
With DHCP, you should have the same subnet for all systems. Make double sure
the Workgroup is the same.
If you remove all LAN connections on that machine and start from scratch,
you might get lucky.
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"dkw net user" <invalid@dkw.net> wrote in message
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> Lan is configured using a HUB that is connected to a Router. The Router
> is
> supplying DHCP for the LAN.
> The only connection working currently seems to be through the Hub to the
> Router and onto the Internet.
> Removing the NIC and letting XP reinstall does not make any difference.
> D Wells
>
> "NotMe" <cargod01@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:uHVpUnnrFHA.3228@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> How is the LAN configured? With a router or a switch/hub?
>> Is it set to 'get an IP address automatically? Or do you use fixed IP
>> addresses?
>> Can you ping the router or any of the other machines from the troublesome
>> machine?
>> I have seen times that removing the NIC from Device Manager and allowing
> it
>> to reinstall would fix such problems.
>>
>> --
>> A Professional Amateur...If anyone knew it all, none of would be here!
>> "dkw net user" <invalid@dkw.net> wrote in message
>> news:u29izZnrFHA.3228@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
>> >I have a setup with multiple XP SP2 Home computers on a wired LAN, plus
>> >a
>> > printer on the LAN.
>> > All computers except one can view the workgroup, and access the
>> > printer.
>> > All computers have administrator privledges.
>> > Tried removing and reloading all the accessories/communications
> component
>> > and reinstalled, rebuilt the LAN connection several times, and even
>> > changed
>> > workgroup names. No changes.
>> > I have run out of ideas where to look next. HELP!
>> > TIA
>> D Wells