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    Please HELP Networking

    I need help with My network. I have a brand new Compaq computer with XP home, I guess it has some new security features. I have a motorola cable modem and 3 other computers in my home one with XP Pro and Xp home. I can not get the new computer to network in any way. I have read Woody's book on networks and I can get all other computers and my parents computer (was repairing it) to network fine, no problem , but the new one, no such luck. I have a router, a hub, and a crossovercable. Any machine (except my new one) I just go to Network places and set it up, I can get access to any shared files on the new computer but the new computer can't "see" the older ones. The new one will not connect to another computer, a hub or a router and all give the same generic message like "other computer failed to respond". I figure it must be some kind of new security feature but I have tried everything. Any help/ideas??

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    Re: Please HELP Networking

    Have a look at this site . The references here cover just about any type of home networking problem.
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    Re: Please HELP Networking

    Welcome to the lounge.

    If you want us to help you, then you're going to have to give us a lot more information. We need to understand details of
    <UL><LI>Exactly what hardware you have and how it is configured
    <LI>Exactly how you have configured the software
    <LI>What you tried to do when you got the error message
    <LI>Exactly what error message you saw[/list]Compaq computers have no specific or unusual network security features that I know of, so something must be either mis-configured or faulty.

    StuartR

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    Re: Please HELP Networking

    Are the workgroup names the same on the new computer as on the others?

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