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XP Home Can't Join XP Pro Workgroup

  • Connection
  • Error Message
  • Windows XP
  • Networking
Last response: in Networking
July 29, 2008 4:33:17 PM


I'm trying to setup a home network but can't get my XP Home to connect to my XP Pro workgroup. I keep getting the error message "Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the Admin..... blah blah". I’m using a Linksys 4 port wired router.

Any ideas why my XP Home PC can't join the workgroup? I tried to search Windows help for things such as permissions but it's totally useless. I ran the network setup wizard but no use. Also, I'm sure the workgroup name is spelled correctly on both machines.

Any help appreciated.

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July 29, 2008 7:04:07 PM

Can you ping the PCs from each other?

Simple File Sharing. Google it for Windows XP.