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Windows XP home on all 4 home computers. Networking been working for years.
Installed firewall on just one computer, my main workhorse. Network is through router, through Time Warner cable modem.

All computers can ping each other, including the one with firewall.
The one with firewall does not show up in WORKGROUP on any computer, including self.

Other computers can net use to shares and get them. Yes it works, however the fire walled computer does not show up in WORKGROUP.

Here is what I think is important.
When firewalled computer tries to see WORKGROUP computers, it is denied access to view the WORKGROUP. “Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource….etc. Contact administrator …access permissions.”

I AM the administrator. I don’t have a clue! Somehow installing the firewall has removed my permission to access my own WORKGROUP., yet is is working via net use commands.

Net user guest /active:yes has been performed.

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More information. I hope it’s useful.
The machine with the firewall is: King-Daddy.
The machine I am testing from is: Princess2

The is “Browser not active” on King-Daddy. The Computer Browser service is started. I don’t know where to go from here.

King-Daddy:

C:WINDOWS>browstat status

Status for domain WORKGROUP on transport DeviceNetBT_Tcpip_{A051A54C-8209-4FAB-B279-ACA549622387}
Browsing is NOT active on domain.
Master browser name is held by: KING-DADDY
Master browser is running build 2600

PRINCESS2:

Status for domain WORKGROUP on transport DeviceNetBT_Tcpip_{7CB8ED3A-8987-4CCB-B619-EE5345504F4B}
Browsing is active on domain.
Master browser name is: KING-DADDY
Could not connect to registry, error = 53 Unable to determine build of browser master: 53
\\KING-DADDY . Version:05.01 Flags: 51203 NT POTENTIAL MASTER
1 backup servers retrieved from master KING-DADDY
\KING-DADDY
There are 6 servers in domain WORKGROUP on transport DeviceNetBT_Tcpip_{7CB8ED3A-8987-4CCB-B619-EE5345504F4B}
There are 0 domains in domain WORKGROUP on transport DeviceNetBT_Tcpip_{7CB8ED3A-8987-4CCB-B619-EE5345504F4B}

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