Make 2 pc's see each other
This is a common issue with XP and later versions of windows. Check that both computers are in the same workgroup.
On XP right-click My Computer, select properties, go to the Computer Name tab and check the workgroup name.
On Win7 right-click My Computer, select Properties, click Advanced System Settings, go to the Computer Name tab and check the workgroup name.
If the workgroup name is the same on both machines but neither come up in My Network Places then try changing the workgroup name to something else on both machines and restarting them, this usually clears up that issue.
If they still don't show up check that you have Network Location Awareness and File And Printer Sharing turned on on both machines.
On Win7 this is checked under Network and Sharing Center, Change Advanced Sharing Options. Make sure that Turn On Network Discovery and Turn On File And Printer Sharing is marked for the current profile (Home or Work, normally).
On XP go to Network Connections, right-click the connection for your LAN and select Properties, make sure that File And Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks is checked. Then, go to Administrative Tools, Services and make sure that the Network Location Awareness service is running.
Both machines may need to be restarted after this, but that should fix the issue. If not, please let me know.
Jun 09, 2012 |