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    Shared resources on Peer-to-Peer network

    Dear all,

    I am running a domestic LAN (Wired and Wireless) ADSL with a mixture of Win Xp Pro SP3, Vista and Win7 Pro SP1 computers.

    Until about 16 January all machines have been able to access shared resources with no problems Except the Vista box which has always required extra permission settings.

    Since around the above date I have not been able to browse the network using Explorer, Map Network Drives, open shared folders or Connect to Shared Printers. I normally browse the network using My Computer, Folders Button and expanding My Network Places, Microsoft Windows Network, 'Workgroup', Computer etc.

    The XP Machines cannot see the Workgroup computers "The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available".
    On the Win 7/Vista machines, workgroup machines (XP Vista or 7) (with shared folders) are not listed under Network in Explorer.

    However, where I have recently accessed a shared folder, that folder remains visible in My Network Places (XP) and when visable, is accessable.

    I have noticed a change in the Folder sharing, permissions area. I have set everything I could find to full Access for Everyone with no improvement.

    I have dropped/uninstalled all firewalls with no improvement.

    There is a Netgear NAS on the LAN and it is working fine. Read/Write etc all good on mapped drives M:, P:, R:, V:, however the NAS itself is not visable in the Workgroup.

    Noting the change in Permissions above, could this be the result of a Windows Update?

    Internet access is fine.

    Please help anyone
    Ken

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    I have not had any issues with a mixture of Win7, XP, & Windows Home Server. First thing I'd do is run thorough malware scans on all the PCs. Have you installed any new software or hardware?

    Joe

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    Cool Confounding system

    Thank you for your reply.

    For reasons I cannot fathom, after about four hours, with firewalls down and Internet Security uninstalled, pinging by IP and computer name OK, and much head scratching, the network burst into life and mysteriously all workgroup computers reappeared

    One message did pop up momentarily saying that there was an IP address conflict on the LAN, and this would certainly cause some symptoms.

    Anyway the end result is all systems normal. So now I have to reinstall the Internet Security.

    All the best to all
    Ken Farlow
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    That is a head scratcher. Glad it seems to be working now. Good luck with the rest. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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