I'm seriously stuck here. The issue is with one Windows 7 Home Premium machine. This machine:
-- I can not ping it from either Win 7 or XP clients (I have a mix of Win 7 and XP)
-- This machine can not be seen in the 'My Network Places' from XP Clients (SP2 & SP3)
-- This machine can be seen in 'My Network Place' by another Win 7 machines. But can't ping to this problematic computer.
-- This machine cannot therefore access the shared printers & folders which're shared in my network. Other computer can.
I have gone to google search with "Windows 7 Home Premium cannot see XP computers in network", I have seen many suggestions in forums which have not helped me.
Few things I tried:
-I have made sure I enabled network discovery and file sharing (I know how to do this)
-I have changed the workgroup name to a different name,restarted, changed the workgroup name to the one in use.
-Went to firewall and enabled print and file sharing in the inbound properties.
-One forum said I should go to gpedit and change some network settings (LAN......)
----I have checked and checked to be sure I connect to "Work" network and enable everything that to needs be enabled in File and Printer Sharing.
All printers are connected to XP clients and I want to be able to print from this Win 7 Client. I know the procedures to share a printer but since this Win 7 cannot see XP clients, I can't get to the printer.
Thanks for any help. I hope I explain my problem clearly.