Join Date: Mar 2003
I have seen an issue like this with XP...
BUT first make sure that the TCP/IP settings are all in the same neighbourhood,, so to speak,,
I would assume that you are manually entering IP's ,, probably the old 192.168.0.1 line,,, ensure that the subnet mask is the same too,,, 255.255.0.0
You have internet access with Chris = good sign, ethernet is working, so is router,, cables are good as you have swapped them,,
Try this,, move the CHRIS machine out of MSHOME,,, enter another workgroup name,,, reboot,,, then add CHRIS back to the MSHOME,, ensure that you have file and print sharing settings correct ,,, PLUS,, CHANGE THE NAME OF "CHRIS" to "CHRIS1" or whatever you prefer,,,and then,, reboot
check the network again,, this could take more than one attempt, I have PAID (F*%k!!!!) support at MS for an explanation, and they could not provide me with a CLEAR answer why this type of issue arises periodically,,, NIIIIICCCEE!!!
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