Re: network workgroup name not accessible AGAIN
If you maintain one cohesive peer-to-peer network all computers should be
configured to the same Network /Work Group name and each one should have a
Within this Network/Workgroup you do not need to use the Network name just
the \\computer name\drive\older.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)
"AB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>A couple of months ago, my workgroup name used for many years (let's call
>it ABC) stopped working. I could access my networked computers by using
>their paths \\mylaptop\downloads but not their network name. I rebooted but
>it did not help.
> So I changed the workgroup name to ABC2 and it worked for 2 months up to
> today at 4 PM, when workgroup names were last used to share some files.
> Suddenly, again, I could use the paths but not the workgroup. I rebooted
> but it did not help. I changed the workgroup on 4 of my computers to ABC3,
> rebooted, and I see the networks again.
> What could be ruining my workgroups while allowing paths to still work?
> Any suggestions for the future (since I've changed workgroup names for