Why can’t I network our newest PC?
I think I did to it everything I did for our others, but this one can’t see many network resources.
I gave it a static IP address (my whole nework uses static), subnet mask, two DNS servers, a unique name, and the name of our network. I am logged in to the new PC with a username and password that already have rights for the fileserver, and besides, no network resources are asking me for username and password.
Here are some network things that work: The new PC can see the network. It can access the internet over the network. It can ping one other computer on the network.
Here are some network things that don’t work: The new PC can’t see any PCs or folders on the network. It cannot ping most of my other PCs, and cannot ping itself! My other computers cannot ping it (except that the only computer the new PC can ping is a fileserver with no console so I can’t try the other direction).
I tried running the Network Setup Wizard to no avail. I ran the Network Troubleshooting Wizard, which reports that the new computer’s name is already in use elsewhere on my network, but even after trying other silly names for the new PC I get this same report. I tried its other suggestions to no avail.
This new PC is a Dell 2400 desktop model with Win XP Home.
My network is a Windows Peer to Peer network over hardwired ethernet, including a switch, a fileserver, and a router whos WAN side goes to a satellite “modem”.
Can anybody think of anything I’ve missed? Or suggest something else to try? Thanks!!!