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    Unable to display my computer with XP Pro as a member of workgroup

    My PC is running XP Pro sp3 that does not appear in the workgroup that is created, although I made all the network settings, the network card works, I also tried to assign a fixed ip, but nothing happens, I disabled the firewall, what to do? Please help. Thank you
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    Re: Unable to display my computer with XP Pro as a member of workgroup

    It could be because a Browse Master has not been "elected" to keep track of what computers there are and what is being shared. You can find which computer is the Browse Master for a workgroup by running NBTSTAT /n. If it is, it will show in the last line.

    You might try booting and waiting a few minutes for the browse list to populate.

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    Re: Unable to display my computer with XP Pro as a member of workgroup

    Are they both in the same workgroup?
    XP Pro uses Workgroup by default
    XP Home uses MSHOME by default
    Try pinging one computer computer to the other and see if they can both communicate with each other, and troubleshoot from that forward.

    To ping go to start>run (alternatively hitting the window logo button "between the left ctrl button and the left alt button") + "R" button should open the run window... and type cmd, then hit enter key...the command prompt should open, type "ipconfig /a" (disregard the quotation) You should see the ip address of the computer you're using, go to the other computer and by typing ping + <the ip address of the other computer>....i.e. "ping 192.168.1.128" you should get a response.
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