Thursday, October 09, 2008

Losing the network - Finding the Network - Losing the Network?

speedtouch_500v6 Hhmmm...this is strange. Over the last few weeks, I've noticed that randomly, I seem to be losing the ability to connect to other PCs on the network. The biggest problem is that it is random! I thought I'd narrowed it down to a faulty router-modem, but having taken delivery of a new one today, it doesn't seem to have made any difference. Bugger! I can see the other PCs on the network, but when I double click on their icons, I get 'Windows cannot access...'

happyfaceUpdate 14:30. After a bit of searching around various Forums on the 'net, I discovered a number that were suggesting the following:

1. Click on the Start button
2. Click on 'run'
3. Type in '\\ipaddress' then OK
4. Type in '\\<<pc name on the network>>
                                then OK
So, far it seems to have done the trick!

Update 18:05 Looks like I spoke too soon! Some of the network has disappeared although some of the shortcuts to other places on the network still work whilst others do not!