I have two PCs, both running XP Pro, Zone Alarm, Explorer8, AVG 8.5. They connect to the Internet via a TalkTalk supplied Router, model DSL-2640R.
PC A connects via a cable and/or wirelessly, PC B connects via a cable.
Both access the web fine either individually or together.
When they are both on line, printer and file sharing works fine from A to B but not vice versa. It is as if PC B is on the web but not part of the Network. I cannot see PC A from PC B, or if I can see it (via Workgroups) it is ‘not accessible’/Network path not found etc. I have set the necessary permission in Zone Alarm on each PC.
I don’t know whether the client vs host distinction applies here, but certainly I have not treated the PCs differently from each other. My understanding is that they each access the web through the router, not via each other.
I have done a repair installation on each PC but I still have this Network problem.
This is my first attempt at networking two PCs which I thought was straightforward, but I’ve obviously got something wrong somewhere, so would be glad of any advise.
Thanks both for the advice. I changed the Trusted Zone entry for PC A (in PC B) and that has done the trick. I wonder whether PC A has renamed itself for some reason because I had a completely incorrect name in there. I have removed ZA from some of my friends PCs because they couldn't cope, but I have used it for many years and this is my first problem with it. I'll see how it goes.
Over and out!
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