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Old May 14th 21, 02:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
John Dulak[_2_]
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Default Win XP Pro cannot see any workgroup PCs.

On 5/13/2021 2:53 PM, Ohleeohlaititee wrote:
Under My Network Places
Entire Network
MS Windows Network

Will not expand at all to show other PCs in that same Workgroup.

However, Net Folders under My Network Places show several other PCs and I can
click on each and see the folders and files shared.

I have a laptop I want to access but seems to have no way to get to it.

The laptop where I cannot see the workgroup is connected by WiFi and the those
that I can see are on Cat5. The new laptop I want to connect to is also on Cat5.

What is keeping me isolated ?


Does the laptop you are trying to connect to have any drives or folders marked
as a SHARED folder or drive?

It could also be a setting on your Router's WiFi or wired connections to allow
only some MAC addresses. Are you sure the WiFi works at all on both the network
and the laptop?



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