Here's my story:
I have 2 computers (named computer1 and computer2 both running XP Pro.), connected to a Netgear RT314 gateway. Before running XP, I was running Win2000 and everything worked fine as far as networking them together. I used to be able to mount each others E and F drives onto the other computer i.e. I’d see E and F drives from computer1 on computer2 and computer2’s E and F drives on computer1 with the proper permissions for the workgroup.
Now with XP, the furthest I can go is to be able to ping both computers one at a time(not always, don’t ask me how), but the other computer is unreachable. The error message I’m getting while trying to access on the “my network” ---> “view workgroup computers”, is:
Home (which is the name oh my workgroup) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator for this server to find out if you have access permissions. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.
Well I already have set all permissions for all users on both computers. I just don’t know what else to do. May this be a router problem or is there something I’m missing in XP?
Btw both computers access the internet fine and independently of the other computer, therefore I don't believe it's a router problem.
Any help from gurus like you will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you. George Stockton.