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Old 01-04-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default New laptop cannot access other computers on network

My new Toshiba laptop can access the enternet thru the wired or wireless connection to my modem, but it cannot see any other computers on the net and if they see the Toshiba they cannot access the shared drives on the Toshiba.

My old Toshiba sees and accesses all the shared resources on the net.

My home network consists of:
2 hard wired desktops, 2 wireless laptops, 1 linksys cable modem & 1 linksys 4 port wireless router -- security = WEP.

Thanks for help and advise to get this computer on the net.
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Old 01-15-2010, 02:45 PM   #2
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Set up a workgroup dude. Truthfully all of it becomes a pain without a workgroup... things just don't work randomly.

I always suggest a workgroup, and when people don't want it I find a way around it. Right now, I'm suggesting a workgroup.

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Old 01-18-2010, 02:29 AM   #3
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I agree with the Captain. A workgroup will save you so many more problems. Unless you are prepared to take one of those desktops and fully convert it into a server. Then just keep everything moving off that computer. You will want that workgroup still. The server will just super simplify it.
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I'd like to refer everyone to this same post where my first suggestion was a workgroup.
http://computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=93760
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