I have 3each E6500 and a 3rd desktop side by side. They all have the same workgroup name. All are WIN XP
I can access the internet on all four machines (laptops wireless) (desk top wired). All are connected to the same linksys wireless router.
On this computer I can not see the other computers in"Micrfosoft Windows Network" On the other three computers I can see and share files. Windows Firewall is enabled on all three computers.
I have tried the network wizards,
Here the error I get when trying to find the other computers.
I also learned that if I disconnect the Internet from the router. the local home network works 5x5.
If I power down the router momentarly and re connect the internet Window explorer can see other computers.
If I try to map a network drive the interface widow stalls.
My guess its a security setting , I don't know were else to look.
Tommorrow I change router (Ihave an extra one) and try to reset the local home newwork.
new names, new ssid, and see what happens.
mike in highland
1. Change your SSID on the router. . I changed the wireless password at the router first.
2. Change the workgroup NAME . only if your setting a home network
3 Then re establish the wireless link on the computer you had no problems with first.
4. then re establish the computer with the original problem.