XP Network Wizard problem

  emmybee 22:53 06 Mar 2007
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When I try to name my network on the Wizard, when I restart my PC it reverts to "MSHOME". I want to call it "HOME".

  terryf 23:07 06 Mar 2007

Any particular reason to use a different name from the default? I find that leaving at MSHOME means I don't have to remember the name when I have to reset my network.

  emmybee 23:12 06 Mar 2007

Good point. It's just that until I reinstalled Windows it was called HOME, so it meant resetting the other two PCs on my network as well!

  Ashrich 23:16 06 Mar 2007

Right click on My Computer , click on the Computer Name tab , you can edit from there , MSHOME is the network name , this can be changed from the " change " tab , anything else is evident .

Ashley

  emmybee 00:09 07 Mar 2007

MSHOME is now the Workgroup name on my three PCs. I cannot access the other two PCs from any one of them: I'm told "MSHome is inaccessible. You do not have permission....". I have configured each Norton Firewall to accept the other PCs having pinged them for their IP address. Any ideas?

  Ashrich 19:53 07 Mar 2007

Try completely disabling the firewalls , temporarily , and see if it makes a difference .

Ashley

  Terry Brown 21:32 07 Mar 2007

have you tried creating a Network Floppy on your main machine then running it on the other machines. This should make them recognize each other.
Terry

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