Have tried a search before posting but can't find a situation the same as mine.
I have a Win 7 laptop (Home Premium 64) and a Desktop running XP Home SP2.
I have the win 7 machine as a Work network on the same workgroup as the Desktop (Workgroup)
The XP machine can see the Windows 7 machine on the network and workgroup and access the shared directories and files fine
The win 7 machine shows the Desktop in the Network screen, but when trying to access it I get Windows cannot access \\Desktop.
When I try and ping either the machine name or IP address of the XP machine from the Win 7 machine I get Request Timed Out on all 4 packets.
I have LLTD installed on the XP machine.
All network settings are set up as recommended on the Win 7 machine (Network discovery on, File & Printer Sharing on, Public folder sharing on, Password protect sharing off, Same results whether 128 or 40/56 bit encryption selected)
Win 7 machine is running Norton but the network settings are correct and both machines in the trusted zone, and visible to the firewall
Win XP machine is running McAfee, but again both machines are in the trusted zone and are visible on the network map.
Anyone got any ideas/help on this as it's driving me round the bend!!