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WORKGROUP Networking

Discussion in 'Networks' started by Sure Shot, Jul 2, 2007.

  1. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Hi all,

    I feel really stupid asking this as I've recently passed the N+.

    I can't work out how to have all my workstations appear together in the WORKGROUP. All I see in the group is the the station I'm on

    All are connected to the same router with IP adresses.

    It's just something I haven't had to do before.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Is the workgroup name the same on all the PCs?
     
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  3. Theprof

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    yeah what sparky said. Keep in mind the windows XP home tends to call its workgroup "mshome" and XP pro calls it workgroup as "workgroup".
     
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  4. hbroomhall

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    And also remember that Windows is notoriously slow at enumerating workgroups, so you may have to wait awhile.

    Harry.
     
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  5. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Yeah that much I understand.

    I have a pc and laptop at the moment and i'm gonna add another pc soon. Both are WORKGROUP. The laptop is running vista, don't know if that matters.
     
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  6. Mr.Cheeks

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    what OS is the pc?
    Laptop = Vista correct? Which Version?
    Can the laptop see the pc? and can the pc see the laptop?
    Have you set up shares on the pc and laptop?
    Can you access the shares via start > run \\computername\share or \\computername\c$
     
  7. Stoney

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    Dp the firewall's on both pc's allow the communication with each other?
     
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  8. nekky

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    i'm assuming that they are all physically connected within the same network (i.e. all connected to same router)?
     
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  9. nekky

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  10. Sure Shot

    Sure Shot Nibble Poster

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    Pc is running XP Pro

    Laptop - Vista Home Premium

    Neither laptop or pc can see each other

    I have not set up shares yet, this is probably what the problem is :dry

    I shall read through the article nekky has posted as this is something I have not done and obviously needs doing.

    Cheers
     
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  11. Sure Shot

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    Done - Sorted - End of.

    I had not configured sharing :oops:

    Another thing learned.

    Cheers guys

    Sean
     
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  12. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    we all forget the basics! Glad that you got it sorted...
     

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