Cannot connect at lan.


I am hacing a strange problem. I can connect to the internet and my house but when I go to lan with some of my friends I cannot connect to their computers.

We use the Start > run > \\<ip adress> method.

They were able to connect to eachothers computers but I could not.

I am using Windows XP Service Pack 3.

Any advice?

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  1. Are you in the same Workgroup as the other computers? Is there a firewall?
  2. To add to the other reply, your home IP range may be 192.168.x.x but the at the LAN you get 10.0.x.x and suddenly your firewall is blocking the filesharing from the other IP range because it's not your "Home Network" range.
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