My Network Places bad on 1 PC, good on the other

Giganews Newsgroups
Subject: My Network Places bad on 1 PC, good on the other
Posted by:  Ron Smith
Date: Sun, 4 Dec 2005

I have a desktop, a Linksys WRT54G router, and a wirelessly connected
computer for my home network.

On the desktop on the left side of Windows Explorer, in My Network Places, I
can see My Network Places->Entire Network->Microsoft Windows
Network->Mshome->Claudette, and then shared folders, as well as Printers and
Faxes under Claudette (my wife's laptop name).  This looks great to me -- it
looks like I can see everything.

However, on my wife's laptop, I can only see My Network Places->Entire
Network->Microsoft Windows Network->Mshome.  I can't see anything under
Mshome on the left side of Windows Explorer, but on the right side I see
"compaq centrino laptop (Claudette)" (with Mshome selected on the left side)??

I can see shared folders on both computers at a higher level in the chain.

What should I be seeing.  Shouldn't I be able to see my desktop Ron computer
(under Mshome) on my wife's laptop, as well as the shared folders and the
Printers and Faxes, on my wife's laptop -- much the same as the information
that I can see on my computer (about her laptop).

I am getting close, I can tell -- but what is the likely problem here
preventing me from seeing everything about my computer, on my wife's laptop
-- as I do on my desktop.

--
Ron Smith in Round Rock

Replies