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You Cannot Connect to Other Computers After Running Network Setup Wizard

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After you set up a home network using the Network Setup Wizard, you cannot connect to other computers on your network. The other computers do not appear when you click Entire Network to see all of the domains or computers on your network.
The Network Setup Wizard created a network bridge between the IEEE 1394 connection and the local area connection.
To resolve this problem, disable and then delete the network bridge. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties to open Network Connections.
  2. In Network Connections, right-click Network Bridge, and then click Disable.
  3. Right-click Network Bridge again, and then click Delete. Click Yes to confirm that you want to delete the network bridge.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283429 HOW TO: Prevent the Network Setup Wizard From Creating a Bridge in Windows XP

Article ID: 823305 - Last Review: 06/23/2005 16:06:06 - Revision: 1.4

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