Here in Darkest Somerset I am working with two computers, a Dell laptop (running XP) and the new Acer netbook (running Windows 7). When I was using them in California they could see each other over the in-house network. Here they can’t. As far as I can make out, nothing has changed except the router. I can’t see anything in the settings that might block network communications, but I don’t understand routers well enough to know for sure and I don’t have time to randomly change settings to see if something works. If anyone does have good suggestions I would be very grateful. (And if you want diagnostics, I get the dreaded System Error 53, but the machines can ping each other.)
Oh, and anyone posting snide comments about how I should be using a Mac or Linux instead will get a gentle tap with Scalzi’s Loving Mallet of Correction, because I have to use the same O/S my clients use, otherwise I don’t get paid.