Network issue. Has to be easy.

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  1. negative zero

    negative zero New Member

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    I have a network that I assign IP's to all PC's. There are numerous computers in the network but I mainly use three of them. On the main machine I can access my laptop. On my laptop I can access the main Pc. The problem is my spare pc. i cannot access the spare pc from the main or the laptop.
    I am trying to be able to view the drives and copy files, etc.

    I can, however, access the internet from the spare as well as ping the main and laptop. Also the main and laptop can ping the spare.
    BTW laptop is wireless but everything else is wired.

    All are on the same Domain name.

    ANy ideas what I am doing wrong?
    All pc's running XP. All have windows firewalls off.
     
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    Can the spare machine connect to either the main pc or laptop?

    Have you tried connecting by \\IP_Address?
     
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    negative zero New Member

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    Do i go to Start/Run and then enter \\192.168.0.xx????????
     
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    Yes, just like doing \\computer_name
     
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    Just tried it on the laptop. GOt a 'path not found' error'.
     
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    ipconfig /release
    ipconfig /flushdns
    ipconfig /renew
    ipconfig /registerdns
     
  7. glamdering

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    Is your network hosted by 1 computer? or runs on them all? Check the spare computer drive to make sure it is accessible by other remote people.
     

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