On Thu, 27 Sep 2007 18:59:00 -0700, Matthew <Matthew@discussions.microsoft.com>
>I have a laptop with Vista home premium. I want to connect to a small office
>network which has 1 computer with XP and 2 computers with Office 2000. They
>are connected by a router and share the internet connection through the
>router. The network name is workgroup. I have enabled the Network discovery
>and selected private network, turned on the file sharing and removed the
>password protections. What else do I need to do to see the other computers?
Besides turning on file sharing, do you have an actual share point on each
To diagnose the problem, look at logs from "browstat status", "ipconfig /all",
"net config server", and "net config workstation", from each computer. Read
this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions precisely (download
browstat!) (and note the use of the command window, and admin mode, in Windows
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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