Computer not showing in 'Network Neighbourhood'

  JAS100 14:39 06 Aug 2005

I am using Win 98 on my laptop networked wirelessly to my desktop computer via a netgear pcmcia card (MA401). Recently my desktop computer has not appeared in 'Network Neighbourhood' on the laptop, but I can find it in 'Search for computer' and can then access files on the desktop computer and printers attached to it. It still however does not appear in 'Netwrk Neighbourhood' on the laptop
The laptop does show itself in Network Neighbourhood This problem has only just occurred..any ideas?

  Taff36 15:38 06 Aug 2005

What OS is on the main PC? Do they both have the same network name e.g. "Workgroup"

  JAS100 19:25 06 Aug 2005

The OS on the main PC is Win XP home. Yes they both have the same network name.

  LastChip 19:51 06 Aug 2005

When you start your laptop, are you "Logging On" to the network?

Unlike XP Home, you have to log on for the network to work correctly.

  LastChip 20:23 06 Aug 2005

Have you plugged the laptop into another network? At work for example or perhaps a LAN party?

  Taff36 21:05 06 Aug 2005

I would run the network connection wizard on the XP machine and transfer the information by floppy to the 98 machine. (Look in Control Panel)

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