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There is this computer I came across in my workplace that was okay but at sometime it could not see the other computers connected to the LAN .I have checked the IP address and I think its okey.What could be the problem.

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Last Post by Kamex
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There could be many things, but the first thing that comes to my mind is, is there a Shared Folder on each of the systems that are trying to see each other? The folder also needs to have at least one file in it.

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This computer is in a workgroup and should be able to see other comuters when one opens my network neighborhood but it only sees only 4 machines out of more than 40

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If this computer can see four others on the network, then it should be set up properly. Assuming the other four computers can see the rest of the network of 40+ computers as well as this one, then it seems there must be a problem with the physical connections somewhere. Have you tested all the cables to make sure they're good? With that many computers, there must be some routers, switches, and/or hubs; one of those could be bad. Other than that... :rolleyes: I dunno.

Check those things and post the results. If that doesn't fix it, maybe someone else will have some ideas.

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I'm with dlh6213 on this one, bad cable would be the first thing I'd be looking at, as I've seen this exact error with a cable that was severely pinched, (had a kink in it, pulled tight!).

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Try opening any folder and typing \\computer where "computer" is the name of the computer you want to access.

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