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Q & A: Networking between Vista and XP

Postby chicagotech » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:26 pm

I had the same problem...

Norton Firewall does not need to be turned off- Just set the file sharing
(Located in advanced settings in NIS 2007) permissions to allow.

When setting shares on Vista folders> right click folder> select share> in
the drop down box choose everyone and then add then click share.

Turn guest account on - on all the PC's.

This worked for me- good luck

Heather,

You did almost things we can think about except username. If you turn off all firewall, can you ping the desktop by IP? Or these search result may help,

Step by step troubleshooting ... Create the same username and password on all shared computers. 8. You may try to disable Password protection sharing. 9. If you run Network Map on a Vista, ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/vi ... .php?t=273 - Similar pages

Vista Troubleshooting Collections
Vista How to Collections http://chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=260 Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing ...
http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/vi ... .php?t=259



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"murphydog77" <murphydog77@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:16EFF594-65B1-4E71-B958-0D57054A54E1@microsoft.com...
Hi. I bought a new Dell Vista laptop a few weeks ago and ever since have
been trying to get it to connect to my home network. I have an XP desktop
and iMac on the network and the Vista machine is seeing neither, but it can
hit the internet. The laptop *did* see the desktop exactly *once* 2 weeks
ago for a few hours until I shut it down. I never would have shut it down
had I realized it wasn't a permanent connection.

Here's what I've tried so far:

*made sure all computers belong to the same workgroup
*installed LLTD Responder on XP desktop
*rebooted wireless Netgear network router
*set Network Discovery to "On" on the Vista laptop
*turned on netBIOS over TCP/IP on the XP desktop
*rebooted both computers after doing all of the above
*disabled Norton firewall on Dell laptop
*studied
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/networ ... mspx#EQBAE
extensively, especially the file sharing portion

I'm stuck and out of ideas. I can't print and I'm stuck pulling files off
my old desktop gigabyte by gigabyte via a portable hard drive instead of over
my handy dandy network. So much for pulling my fun new laptop out of the box
and getting right to work :/.

Thanks,
Heather
Last edited by chicagotech on Sun May 27, 2007 10:05 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby chicagotech » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:29 pm

Thank you for the input. Please be advised that enabling guest should work in most cases. However, it is not recommended.
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