Windows XP Home Edition-Based Computers Cannot Detect Windows Millennium Edition-Based Computers on a Home Network

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SYMPTOMS

When you connect a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-based computer to a network that has Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition-based computers connected to it, the Windows XP Home Edition-based computer will be not be able to connect to any of the Windows Millennium Edition-based computers on the network.

CAUSE

This problem may occur if the Windows Millennium Edition-based computers do not have the TCP/IP network protocol installed. By default, Windows XP uses the TCP/IP networking protocol to connect to other computers on a network.

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, configure each Windows Millennium Edition-based computer to use the TCP/IP network protocol.

For each Windows Millennium Edition-based computer on the network, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network, and then click the Network Configuration tab.
  3. Click Add, click Protocol, and then click Add.
  4. Click Microsoft, click TCP/IP, and then click OK.
For additional information about troubleshooting home network connections, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308007 How to troubleshoot home networking in Windows XP
For additional information about accessing shared folders from a Windows Millennium Edition-based computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
266033 Cannot Connect to Subfolders Within a Password-Protected Share Folder

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Article ID: 826812 - Last Review: May 7, 2007 - Revision: 2.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
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