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problems with XP Home network

hi all
here's the problem i'm dealing with but i'll start with some details
on what i'm trying to do:

<techspecs>
2pc network under win xp home
both pcs are under win xp 
cat5e network cable
pc names - pc1 & pc2
both pcs share same (name) workgroup
both pcs have only 1 and the same designated shared folder
no firewall

<problems>
pc1 cannot access shared folder on pc2
pc1 does not appear on pc2
workgroup is the same on both machines, but cannot change workgroup
name on pc1, field stays greyed out showing name of workgroup(?)
can find workgroup name in pc2 system registry BUT cannot find
workgroup name on pc1 system registry(?)


<preliminary steps>
network wizard run on both machines
ping works both ways as well as ICS (shared connection is firewalled)
tried adding new networkplace on both pcs -- negative result
able to find pc1 with on pc2 but not vice versa

<loaded components>
client for MS networks
file/printer sharing for MS networks
QoS pocket scheduler
tcp/ip

<ipconfig stats on pc1>
for LAN connection:
connection spesific dns suffix............no entry
ip.........................................192.168.0.1
mask........................................255.255.255.0
default gateway..................................no value

for i-net shared connection:
ip..................................same as i-net gateway 
mask...............................255.255.255.255
default gateway.................same as i-net ip

<ipconfig stats on pc2>
LAN connection:
connection spesific dns suffix.....................mshome.net
ip................................................................192.168.0.93
mask.............................................................255.255.255.0
default gateway........................................198.168.0.1

again <problems> are
pc1 cannot access shared folder on pc2
pc1 does not appear on pc2
workgroup is the same on both machines, but cannot change workgroup
name on pc1, field stays greyed out showing name of workgroup(?)
can find workgroup name in pc2 system registry BUT cannot find
workgroup name on pc1 system registry(?)

will apreatiate any advice/opinion on this.

AJ
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turn off your xp firewall and see it that works
"u j" <ujalexander@yahoo.ca> wrote in message
news:2d1199bb.0403062358.5b10165b@posting.google.com...
> hi all
> here's the problem i'm dealing with but i'll start with some details
> on what i'm trying to do:
>
> <techspecs>
> 2pc network under win xp home
> both pcs are under win xp
> cat5e network cable
> pc names - pc1 & pc2
> both pcs share same (name) workgroup
> both pcs have only 1 and the same designated shared folder
> no firewall
>
> <problems>
> pc1 cannot access shared folder on pc2
> pc1 does not appear on pc2
> workgroup is the same on both machines, but cannot change workgroup
> name on pc1, field stays greyed out showing name of workgroup(?)
> can find workgroup name in pc2 system registry BUT cannot find
> workgroup name on pc1 system registry(?)
>
>
> <preliminary steps>
> network wizard run on both machines
> ping works both ways as well as ICS (shared connection is firewalled)
> tried adding new networkplace on both pcs -- negative result
> able to find pc1 with on pc2 but not vice versa
>
> <loaded components>
> client for MS networks
> file/printer sharing for MS networks
> QoS pocket scheduler
> tcp/ip
>
> <ipconfig stats on pc1>
> for LAN connection:
> connection spesific dns suffix............no entry
> ip.........................................192.168.0.1
> mask........................................255.255.255.0
> default gateway..................................no value
>
> for i-net shared connection:
> ip..................................same as i-net gateway
> mask...............................255.255.255.255
> default gateway.................same as i-net ip
>
> <ipconfig stats on pc2>
> LAN connection:
> connection spesific dns suffix.....................mshome.net
>
ip................................................................192.168.0.
93
>
mask.............................................................255.255.255
..0
> default gateway........................................198.168.0.1
>
> again <problems> are
> pc1 cannot access shared folder on pc2
> pc1 does not appear on pc2
> workgroup is the same on both machines, but cannot change workgroup
> name on pc1, field stays greyed out showing name of workgroup(?)
> can find workgroup name in pc2 system registry BUT cannot find
> workgroup name on pc1 system registry(?)
>
> will apreatiate any advice/opinion on this.
>
> AJ


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woody10277 (327)
3/7/2004 8:59:50 AM
In article <2d1199bb.0403062358.5b10165b@posting.google.com>, 
ujalexander@yahoo.ca says...

> again <problems> are
> pc1 cannot access shared folder on pc2
> pc1 does not appear on pc2
> workgroup is the same on both machines, but cannot change workgroup
> name on pc1, field stays greyed out showing name of workgroup(?)
> can find workgroup name in pc2 system registry BUT cannot find
> workgroup name on pc1 system registry(?)
> 
> will apreatiate any advice/opinion on this.
> 
Some sites...

http://www.tomsnetworking.com/Sections-article64-page1.php
http://www.wown.info/

-- 
Conor

Polymodal Rapid Response Point to Point Vehicular Transit Specialist
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conor_turton (464)
3/7/2004 3:42:40 PM
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