problems getting two computers to "see" each other

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Computer Illiterate, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Hey all
    I just bought a Dlink router so that my wife's and my
    computer can both access the internet at the sametime. I
    also wanted to be able to share files and such back and
    forth, and that is where the problem is. Both computers
    can access the internet just fine, at the same time, but
    they dont "see" each other on our supposed network. When I
    click my network places, there is nothing listed there, and
    when I click to view other computers in the workgroup it
    gives me this message "workgroup is not accessible, you
    might not have permission to use this network resource.
    Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you
    have access permissions. The list of servers for this
    workgroup is not currently available." Now I dont know if
    this has anythig to do with my problem or not. I have run
    the wizards for networks on both machines, they both have
    the same workgroup name, and unique computer names...I just
    don't know what to do next. Can anyone give me advice to
    get this to work? It would be SOOO appreciated! Thanks in
    Computer Illiterate, Mar 13, 2005
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  2. Computer Illiterate

    Chris H. Guest

    You really need to post to one of the general networking newsgroups, like
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web if you're running Windows XP
    computers. You might also look into information on some of the networking
    web sites like . This newsgroup supports
    Microsoft's Broadband Networking hardware and software only.
    In memory of a true friend, Windows MVP Alex Nichol

    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
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    Chris H., Mar 13, 2005
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