On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 00:03:01 -0700, Ualaa <Ualaa@discussions.microsoft.com>
>Sometimes my computers can see each other fine on the network and access the
>shared stuff on the other system. Sometimes only one computer can access the
>other. Most of the time, neither computer can even see the other. This is
>without changing any settings on either system.
>More often then not, if they can see each other (or only one of them), it is
>immediately after powering on both systems. I'm using a Linksys BEFSR81
>switch, both computers are in the same workgroup, and either can access the
>What has me stumped, is that sometimes they see each other and other times
>they do not.
You're probably suffering from a master browser conflict (I'm not discussing
Internet Explorer either). This is frequently caused by a NetBT setting, or a
personal firewall problem.
We could maybe diagnose the problem, by looking 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!) (note the use of admin mode, in Windows Vista):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
My email is AT DOT
actual address pchuck mvps org.