dunno if anyone can help with this. must be something dumb ...
I have 2 XP PC's (A & B, say) and a linux box which is set up as a samba file server. I use the setup here:
and it works perfectly with the one XP machine A. B (which ran 98 until yesterday when I upgraded it), doesn't want to know. Also I can't share files between the two XP's via the workgroup.
Both have different m/c names, same workgroup. B has a static address (there was also a problem while it used DHCP). It can be pinged OK from any other m/c. It has internet access via the router, no problem. Windows firewall is off (for now). NetBIOS is set to "on" for both machines.
When I go into network neighbourhood and try to "view workgroup computers", on B, I get a pause then "Myworkgroup is not responding. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the admin .... The network path was not found." (On A I see all 3 machines.)
When I do "run" and then "\\linuxbox\sambadrive" , I get "The network path was not found". (On A it is found straight away.)
I'm sure this is something real silly ... but what? I've read the FAQ's, HOW-To's, googled ...