This is an odd problem that came out of nowhere. Suddenly (yesterday), I get the error message, "Workgroup name is not accessible.
No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept."
My home LAN has been working great for years. I have 4 computers on the LAN - 3 Win2k Pro and 1 WinXP Pro - all with the latest service packs and security patches. All are equipped with Antivirus, Antispyware and Firewalls, which are also kept up today.
Yesterday, when I clicked on Computers Near Me in Windows Explorer on one of the Win2k computers, I got the above error message. I am able to ping the other computers, and in fact, I can map drives from other computers on the network using \\ComputerName\ShareName (how's that for weird?).
Today, I'm still getting the same symptoms on the computer where the problem first appeared AND now, I'm getting the same symptoms on another Win2k computer. I suspect that a recent security patch may be causing the problem.
Anyone have any ideas or seen something similar? Thanks in advance.