We have a small peer-to-peer network of machines using WinXP Pro. The latest machine added remains hidden even though it has an IP address assigned and can be pinged from other machines. The machine does not even show up on the list of networked computers.
Any ideas? All the network connections have identical settings to the others except for the IP address of course.
I've just discovered that if I enter the computer name in the address bar of Win Explorer as \\Name , the computer suddenly appears in the Left Hand folders bar (but not in the Right Hand list of networked computers)!
I have been able to map particular directories from this to enable the backup program to access them.
But this does seem to be a bit of a bodge rather than a solution.