my computer cannot display other workgroup computers

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Network connectivity
Networking
NIC
Workgroups
my computer is correctly configured to the network but the status of the connection is only showing sent bytes but no received bytes. what is the problem.

Software/Hardware used:
p4 desktop hp, win xpsp2,
ASKED: March 17, 2010  9:28 AM
UPDATED: March 18, 2010  4:03 PM

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Can you ping the gateway on the network? Does your computer have an address that belongs on the network where connected? In other words, is the address assigned to your computer one that should be able to communicate with other computers on that same network? Does your network interface card show a LINK light showing connection status? Is the NIC configured with the same duplex/speed settings as the LAN switch port it is connected to?

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Yes, check the IP of your computer first, that will tell you a lot right there. If you run IPconfig at the command line and you see an IP starting with 169 then you are not talking to the network at all. Tell us what you get when you run IPconfig and then what troubleshooting you have done so far.

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  • petkoa
    On WinXP, the firewall default settings doesn't allow browsing the file and print shares in the workgroup... If you didn't change the firewall settings, go to "Control Panel -> Wndows Firewall -> Exceptions tab" and check the "File and Printer Sharing" checkbox. BTW, I'm not sure that even pings are allowed by default (but checking "File and Printer Sharing" exception, pinging is "activated" silently). Good luck, Petko.
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