Originally Posted by Arie |
What about security software installed? Try disabling it, and see if that solves the problem. Use msconfig to prevent them from even starting, as disabling them from the program may still let them interfere with your connection.
I had previously disabled everything with no success. Following your suggestion, I disabled everything from starting in msconfig. Even though I am the Administrator, my virus checker would not let me disable it - so I uninstalled it. Tried the workgroup - the Dell still did not show up.
With everything disabled, I set up a whole new wireless network and workgroup on all computers. Rebooted every computer like 4 times each (I kept getting misc networking error messages). Let all the computers sit for maybe 30 minutes. The new Workgoup worked - with the Dell showing and accessible from all other computers.
I re-installed the virus checker, and enabled the firewall, spam checker, etc. The Workgoup still works - with the Dell showing and accessible.
I have no clue what step made the change - just glad to have everything back.
Thanks for your help.