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"Christian Ally" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi, hope somebody can help me here.
> Here is my problem. I have a small network with tree computers. I am using
> cable modem as input on the WAN side of my router and my three computers
> connected to the other side of the router. Very simple so far. I am using
> DHCP and the computers are obtaining there IP automatically. Every thing
> working fine as far as the internet is concerned. I can browse the
> from all the computers.
> The problems start when I want to access (share drive) the other computers
> of the network (or the printer). For some reason when I try to browse the
> network (with map network drive of explorer) to connect to an other
> windows does not find any other computer on the network so it is not
> possible to share my drive from one computer to an other. I did render all
> the C drives of all the computer sharable. I have been able to connect to
> other computer using the IP address directly from the run command
> (\\192.168.bla.bla\c$) but it does not work with the names. Also all the
> computers are using the same workgroup.
> Any special command / setup needed to make a machine visible on the
> I am using Windows XP, and it was supposed to be easy they said !