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Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Bill & Vernie Bauer, May 18, 2005.

  1. I have two computers hooked up thru a Belkin 802.11g router and a cable
    modem to the internet. Both are running on WIN98se. Both connected to the
    router by cable.
    Both can access the internet.

    Computer A shows all the icons on Network Neighborhood and can access and
    download files from the shared folders on computer B.

    Problem: On computer B the Network Neighborhood shows no icons, nothing to
    click on.

    The network Settings are the same on both computers except computer A has
    the printer access box checked because it has the printer.

    Computer A is a Celeron-466 with 128 meg ram.
    Computer B is a Gateway P-III-450 with 128 meg ram.

    Can anyone tell me why computer B does not see the network??

    TIA, Bill
    Bill & Vernie Bauer, May 18, 2005
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  2. Bill & Vernie Bauer

    CJT Guest

    I would start by investigating the "WINS" (Windows Naming Services +/-)
    settings on each. Perhaps one is looking for a non-existent name server.
    CJT, May 19, 2005
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  3. Set Browse Master to Enabled on one computer and Disabled on the other
    computer. That setting is in Control Panel | Network | File and
    Printer Sharing | Properties. Then, reboot both computers, wait 15
    minutes, and try Network Neighborhood again.

    If that doesn't help, try accessing computer A directly by typing its
    actual computer name in the Start | Run box on computer B in this

    Steve Winograd [MVP], May 19, 2005
  4. Thanks, Steve & CJT
    It looks like I goofed. Computer A had McAfee firewall on and I didn't know
    it had to be set up to accommodate networks. I took care of this and now I
    have two-way flow. Thanks for your time & thought on this.
    Bill & Vernie Bauer, May 19, 2005
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