On Sun, 30 Sep 2007 09:20:01 -0700, TheMadscanner
>Hi - I have a PC (Dell) with Vista Home, connected via ethernet to a router.
>I also have a laptop (Acer) connected by wireless to the same router. Both
>machines connect to the internet without any problems. I have placed both
>machines in the same workgroup, but am having trouble accessing either.
>From the Dell, I can ping the Acer (by IP and by name), but from the Acer I
>cannot ping the Dell at all. The Dell's Vista Network map shows the Acer as
>a device on the network.
>If I try to view the Dell from the Acer, I get the standard "Dell cannot be
>accessed. You may not have permission " error. I have done a few searches on
>the internet, but the plethora of possible solutions is somewhat confusing,
>so am looking for someone to point me in the right direction.
I'd try to 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!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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actual address pchuck mvps org.