XP Network - new Windows 7 laptop cannot see printers or XP computers

I have an existing network with XP desktop connected to Netgear wireless router - which is connected to cable modem and another XP computer (both wired connections).  I have a new laptop with Windows 7.  It can connect to internet by wireless but cannot see the XP computers or the attached printers.

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Last updated March 14, 2018 Views 109,716 Applies to:
Can the two XP conputers 'see' each other and the printers?

Two suggestions:

Make sure the network workgroup name is the same for all computers/workstations. Turn _off_ network passwords at least while you get it all set up and working. Then set up passwords or set up an account with the same user/pass on all networked computers/workstations.


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