Network setup pain.

  gengiscant 10:38 24 May 2008

Hi all.
No matter what I try,all I get when trying to see other PC's (2) is this error message.
[URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL]

All PC's are named correctly,although I have changed the workgroup name,on the off chance it was a MSHOME thing.
I am using a Linksys WAG54GS Router.XP HOME+SP2.
Have run the network setup wizard.

Would it be simpler just to get network switch or do I still need to setup the basic network first.


  gengiscant 10:40 24 May 2008

Sorry,right hand click here.

  brundle 11:30 24 May 2008

Go to a command prompt, type

nbtstat -n

What do you see?

  brundle 11:32 24 May 2008

And read this;
click here

  gengiscant 12:05 24 May 2008

I see this.
[URL=click here][IMG]click here[/IMG][/URL]

  brundle 12:24 24 May 2008

Which PC is missing?

Appears to be a `Master Browser` problem - one PC is `elected` to be the machine that the others refer to for the list of machines on the network.

Enable it for one machine, disable for the other 2.

to enable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters IsDomainMaster=TRUE

to disable HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser\Parameters IsDomainMaster=FALSE

from here; click here

  brundle 12:26 24 May 2008

Reboot all of them after changing the settings.

  brundle 12:32 24 May 2008

"Would it be simpler just to get network switch or do I still need to setup the basic network first."

You still have to set up the network.

  gengiscant 20:16 24 May 2008

tried that,
the same error.
Its not a big deal. Its just something that annoys me.
Thanks for your suggestions.

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