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Windows 7: Network Stopped Allowing Printer & File Sharing

31 Dec 2009   #1
EdS

Windows7 Pro
 
 
Network Stopped Allowing Printer & File Sharing

I have a home network (Workgroup) that includes an XP-Pro Desktop (PC1), an XP-Pro laptop (PC2), an XP-Home Netbook (PC3), a MAC Leopard laptop (MAC), and Win 7-Pro Desktop (PC4). The network also includes a NAS, a TCP-IP connected printer and a MAC-attached printer.

I am using a Linksys WRT54GS router connected to a cable modem to connect the PC4, the MAC, the NAS, a Viewsonic VS10407 Wireless Access Point, and a Netgear RP614 ver4 router configured as a switch access point.

The PC1 and the TCP-IP printer are hard-wired to the switch access point, and PC2 and PC3 are connected via WIFI.

I had all of the computers save the netbook on a Workgroup and all computers could be seen from all except the MAC. I was able to print on either printer from every machine.

I then added several applications including Adobe Acrobat Standard, ScanSnap Manager, ScanSnap Organizer, MS Office Pro 2007, Thunderbird Mail, etc. and I added any number of Windows updates, Norton Internet Security updates, etc.

I also installed a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 Document scanner and I setup the XP-Home Netbook.

Somewhere along the way my Workgroup network went astray. I can still print on both printers from each computer but I cannot see the various computers and I get an error message:

"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available."

I have not been able to determine what went wrong and I am hoping to get some expert assistance here.


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31 Dec 2009   #2
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi EdS,

Have a little look at my filesharing checklist, this may help you find your point of failure.

Good Luck
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