Problem: WIN2K and WINXP not seeing each other via Network Neighborhood Thread: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/t1050941123 I was having the same exact problem and all that I did to fix it was I uninstalled File and Print Sharing which can be found by right clicking on your network connection in My Network Places, then I just reinstalled it. Once I did that, then my workgroup was able to

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Problem: WIN2K and WINXP not seeing each other via Network Neighborhood


Thread: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/t1050941123



I was having the same exact problem and all that I did to fix it was I uninstalled File and
Print Sharing which can
be found by right clicking on your network connection in My
Network Places, then I just reinstalled it. Once I did that, then my workgroup was able to
be browsed again and I could see all my PC's on the network. I sure hope this helps
somebody!


Try insta
lling the IPX protocol on windows 2000 and xp. I don't know why this helps but
installing IPX has fixed every computer I have had this problem on. Right click on your
connection, click Properties, then Add. Choose Protocol then select NWLink
IPX/SPX/NetBio
s Compatible Transport Protocol.


Make certain that the Subnet mask is set to 255.255.255.0 To set the maks right click on
the local area network connection used (settings/network and dial
-
up connections) select
properties, then click on Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP), click on properties. Set the mask.


Quite a list of responses. I went through them all, as once again Microsoft's "simple

automatic installation" of Networking was not working for me.


In the end I rediscovered that I had made one more disastr
ous assumption. I once

received a tip, that for local networking you should ENSURE that all workgroup
machines have an identical user account and password. Hours of searching help files
and reading books has never turned up that fact. But I know it works

(twice for me).


I uninstalled all three things in the network connection properties box, the client,

the service, and the tcp
\
ip protocol, then reinstalled them in the client, protocol,

service order, rebooting after each success and it

fixed it Sounded
good, so.... I decided to try it. Since I had questions as to exactly what
process the above poster used, I will detail exactly what I did below so that someone can
hopefully share my success. I right clicked on the Network Connection icon that was
availab
le on my Start Menu. (You may have it in your icon tray or may have to go to the
Settings/Network and Dial Connections list to find it.) I right clicked and then selected
properties. By selecting each of the three items that I had listed (Client for Micros
oft
Windows, File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP))
and hitting the uninstall button, I removed them all. Then I rebooted. Next I returned to
this box and selected and installed each of these in the order:Client for Mi
crosoft
Windows, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), File and Printer sharing for Microsoft Networks.
This was done without rebooting between each (though this was offered). I then
rebooted. After reboot, the whole system worked exactly as it should. I did not do
any of
the other things mentioned in this thread (install IPX, create an account on each
machine that shared a name and/or password) on in the other related threads (which
recommended installation of NetBeui ). Thanks for having this great Annoyances
resou
rce page and thanks to all those that take the time to post solutions.





Problem: WIN2K and WINXP not seeing each other via Network Neighborhood


Thread: http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/win2000/t1050941123



i had similar problem not able to view on
e computer in LAN, and on that comp. not

able to see anything.


check points:


-

Network Adapter


-

Network Driver


-

Network Services Running (Admin.Tools
-
>Services)


-

Network Protocol (Assign IP Address, no domain)


-

Workgroup (use same workgroup on a
ll 3 comps.)


but different computer names!


-

Security (access, ...)


-

WINNT
\
SYSTEM32
\
Drivers
\
etc
\
hosts


check this file to do not have some strange


entries only entry that should stand is:


127.0.0.1 localhost


if all above is ok, and computers

are still pinging,

try accessing computer by IP address, if this fails check if you have installed some

FireWall on that machine and if you have (disable it), and try again.


I had this problem today on a WinXP Pro machine. I tried everything suggested h
ere and
it still didn't work. Two PCs working fine. Third PC can't browse Net Neighborhood, other
two can't connect to it from NN. All can connect using Map network drive. All can ping,
All can access internet through a cable router. Solution. Run Network
setup wizard on
broken PC. (goto network connections in Control panel). Once the wizard completes
there is a bit of disc thrashing and voila! it all works. I suspect something chewed the
registry and this fixed it. Hope this option helps some of you.


On M
onday, July 4, 2005 at 10:36 am, helen wrote:


Yea and THANKS! This worked for me after three days of trying to find an answer.

I have 1 XP Home, 1 XP Pro and one XP MEdia Center.


I tried starting both Network DDE and Network DDE DSDM after noticing they
were both
disabled on my XP Pro machine. Don't remember if I had disabled them or if they
decided to disable themselves. Went to browse the network after starting those services
and the network showed right up. Also, while checking the Windows firewall to
make
sure it was off, it told me my WMI Instrumentation wasn't working properly. Also tried
reinstalling File and Printer Sharing, but that didn't seem to help.


Yep, I had the same problem, I just had two firewalls enabled
-

Norton & Windows.
Switched off

Norton and it is now working perfectly. Thanks.