all peer-to-peer networking in NT4.0-win2000-winxp is
handled thru the guest account. Make sure it is turned on
in all XP machines - I recommend no password.
Things should clear up rapidly after that.
>Windows XP peer-to-peer network, can see and share
>resources on other machines but cannot ping them using
>their static IP addresses. Each machine can ping itself,
>firewall and external addresses - just not the local ones.
>All machines act as terminals for another processor which
>recognises them by IP address. The problem is still there
>even if the processor is switched off.
>Finally, network is running TCP-IP and NetBEUI (necessary
>for terminal function).
>Is there a setting I'm missing?