Laptop can't see workgroup

  griffo 18:33 23 Jan 05
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I use my laptop on my office network and my home network (both use Draytek Vigor 2600G routers). All was fine until I had to replace the HD in my laptop. Now I can use the Internet/email from my laptop at home (everything is fine in the office) but I can't see the 2 PC's at Home (they can see the laptop, not vice versa). The workgroup at home and the office use the same name, as we use VPN. I can ping one of the home PC's from the laptop (haven't tried the other)but can't see them in My Network places or View Workgroup Computers. Can access other PC using Start, Run, \\192.168 etc.

  Forum Editor 18:45 23 Jan 05

presumably you reinstalled Windows XP? Did you run the networking wizard?

  griffo 19:13 23 Jan 05

Honestly can't remember. I'm inclined to assume I did, as all works fine on the office LAN, or is that not an indication?

  griffo 11:33 24 Jan 05

Switching off XP's Firewall cured it but not really happy about this solution.

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