I am running a domestic LAN (Wired and Wireless) ADSL with a mixture of Win Xp Pro SP3, Vista and Win7
Pro SP1 computers.
Until about 16 January all machines have been able to access shared resources with no problems
Except the Vista box which has always required extra permission settings.
Since around the above date I have not
been able to browse the network using Explorer, Map Network Drives, open shared folders or Connect to Shared Printers. I
normally browse the network using My Computer, Folders Button and expanding My Network Places, Microsoft Windows Network,
'Workgroup', Computer etc.
The XP Machines cannot see the Workgroup computers "The list of servers for this
workgroup is not currently available".
On the Win 7/Vista machines, workgroup machines (XP Vista or 7) (with shared folders) are not listed under Network in
However, where I have recently accessed a shared folder, that folder remains visible in My Network
Places (XP) and when visable, is accessable.
I have noticed a change in the Folder sharing, permissions area. I
have set everything I could find to full Access for Everyone with no improvement.
I have dropped/uninstalled all
firewalls with no improvement.
There is a Netgear NAS on the LAN and it is working fine. Read/Write etc all good
on mapped drives M:, P:, R:, V:, however the NAS itself is not visable in the Workgroup.
Noting the change in
Permissions above, could this be the result of a Windows Update?
Internet access is fine.