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    XP Home & Pro on Small Network (SP2)

    I have 2 PCs running XP Home connected with a router. I have been able to share the drives and access files from either PC.

    I have now added a laptop that is running XP Pro.
    When I view the workgroup in Windows Explorer from one of the XP home PCs (under Entire Network) the PC description is displayed. Selecting the PC yields a message "pcname is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. The network path was not found."

    On the PC running XP Pro the two XP Home PCs do not appear under the workgroup.

    One XP Home PC is running SP2 the other SP1.
    The XP Pro PC is running SP1.

    Any ideas???
    Can XP Home & XP Pro share drives and a printer?

    Thanks

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    Re: XP Home & Pro on Small Network (SP2)

    Have you run the Network Setup Wizard on the new machine? After this is done, you will then have to identify your shares. Is the Windows firewall running on the laptop? If so, turn it off. Is the Workgroup Name identical on all three computers?
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    Re: XP Home & Pro on Small Network (SP2)

    I ran the Network Setup Wizard a second time. This time I did NOT take all the defaults. The Wizard created a bridge the first time. The second time I selected the connection to the network (a wireless card and not the wired LAN card) and everything is working fine.

    The PC as in the same workgroup an the shares were defined previously.

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    Re: XP Home & Pro on Small Network (SP2)

    Great! Glad to hear it worked. Thanks for posting back.
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