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I have created a workgroup on 2 PC's called MSHOME.XP Home Pn one PC I can access the workgroup fine. On the other when I try to access the workgroup I get an error MSHOME is not accessible. You may not have permission to use this network resource etc Help

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Do this to the other pc that cant access to your workgroup..
1. right click My Computer
2. click properties
3. click Computer Name
4. click the button Network ID, from here read carefully the instructions then the pc will ask you to make a restart after you correctly configure your network settings..

hope this will help..

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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Dynamic (DHCP) where the network address is automatically assigned to each computer.

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