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  #1  
Old August 21st 09, 01:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Default Small network

With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP). This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.
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  #2  
Old August 22nd 09, 12:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Jack [MVP-Networking]
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Default Small network

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.


  #3  
Old August 22nd 09, 12:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Jack [MVP-Networking]
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Posts: 552
Default Small network

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.


  #4  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default Small network



"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



  #5  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default Small network



"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



  #6  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default success



"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



  #7  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default success



"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



  #8  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default Small network

Thanks Jack it is working. I'm still not sure why it suddenly stopped
working. Hopefully it will stay fixed.

"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



  #9  
Old August 22nd 09, 06:56 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
gstick
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Posts: 20
Default Small network

Thanks Jack it is working. I'm still not sure why it suddenly stopped
working. Hopefully it will stay fixed.

"Jack [MVP-Networking]" wrote:

Hi
Yes, go over the Files and Printer Sharing settings.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"gstick" wrote in message
...
With a new computer (XP)I set up a network with the old one (Also XP).
This
morning the old computer Network Places told me that they couldn't open
files. Shortly after all the folders and files old computer's My Network
Places just disappeared.

Network Places folders & files seem normal on new computer except that the
old computer stuff also simply disappeared.

Yet I just printed a page from the old computer which accesses the printer
through a router.

Do I go through the complete setup process again? Or might there be
something else at work here?

Help would be greatly appreciated.



 




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