Help me with my home network please!
I have a faily simple setup at home that's just started really mucking me about the last couple of days. I have a 10/100 Netgear Wireless Router doing the DHCP then a number of stations using either cat5 or wifi. There's a mixture of Vista and XP, no servers, and it's two of the XP machines giving me grief.
The basic problem is that two of the XP stations will not talk to each other or other stations on the network. One is a new build, the other has been in place for a year or more. To fault-find I've switched everything off but the two stations (XP1 & XP2), an XP file server (SERVER), and the router.
All three stations can ping the router, open the router config page, and access the internet. All have the same ipconfig /all settings (bar their own unique IP address). XP1 & XP2 can ping the SERVER by IP address, but SERVER can not ping them.
XP1 can see it's own shares, and those on SERVER, while XP2 can also see it's own shares and those on SERVER. SERVER can see it's own shares, but neither XP1s or XP2s. In all cases that's either by host name or IP address.
I hope that all makes some kind of sense? Any suggestions anyone?