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Vista can't see XP because of Norton

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Vista can't see XP because of Norton

Postby chicagotech » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:49 am

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> Hi Everybody,
>
> I have HP lappie with Vista Home Premium and Norton Internet security 2007
> (preinstalled 60 days). I was facing the same problem since i bought the
> laptop. I followed Sen's above said steps to reconfigure the firewall of
> Norton Internet security and i can now connect between any computers, share
> files, printers, etc. whether XP or Vista with windows firewall of on my
> Vista.
>
> ThankYou!!! Sen
>
> "Sen [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> Samski,
>> Have you configured Norton so that it allows network discovery and file &
>> printer sharing to take place seamlessly? If not, can you please try these
>> steps?
>>
>> <Instructions>> > > actually working. It took Network Magic to point me in this direction, where
>> > > it showed up as an unnamed device. Unplugging it resulted in all issues
>> > > disappearing. Why the simple existence of this device on the network would
>> > > prevent Vista from networking with XP systems is beyond me. I also have a
>> > > VOIP modem connected to the router, which apparently doesn't cause problems,
>> > > but which I had tried disconnecting anyway.
>> > >
>> > > "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > Samski,
>> > > >
>> > > > Thank you for the detail feedback.
>> > > >
>> > > > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
>> > > > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
>> > > > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

>> > > > WAHOO! Its working. I disabled my firewall and booted the main pc and it
>> > > > popped up all working in myt network place... Dont know whether the pcs just
>> > > > needed a reboot or it was the firewall... Have now reconnected firewall and
>> > > > all is loverly. Here are my settings (i hope they help):
>> > > >
>> > > > Network discovery: on
>> > > > File sharing: on
>> > > > public folder sharing: off
>> > > > printer sharing: on (password protected)
>> > > > Password protected sharing: on
>> > > > Media sharing: off
>> > > >
>> > > > I also changed my workgroup name from WORKGROUP to MSHOME and briefly turned
>> > > > of my firewall (dont know how important that it). DID NOT disable anything in
>> > > > my wireless connection properties, all the tcp lltd tc things are ticked.
>> > > >
>> > > > I think microsoft could have atleast included something to detect worgroup
>> > > > names etc.
>> > > >
>> > > > oh well... good look to you guys!
>> > > >
>> > > > sam
>> > > >
>> > > >
>> > > > "Mike S." wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > > Bob, come on, please take this a little more seriously. I have tried every
>> > > > > imaginable fix for this, including this one. All I really want to do is
>> > > > > connect thsi stupid Vista machine to my printer.
>> > > > >
>> > > > > "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
>> > > > >
>> > > > > > Make sure all computers are in the same workgroup. Also make sure enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP. These troubleshooting may help,
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing
>> > > > > > http://www.chicagotech.net/forum1.htm
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Vista Troubleshooting Collections
>> > > > > > http://www.chicagotech.net/forum1.htm
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
>> > > > > > Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
>> > > > > > How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com

>> > > > > > I have 3 PC's, and 2 Notebooks on a home network. I purchased a Vista
>> > > > > > Machine and can not see the XP Pro Machines. I have upgraded one machine to
>> > > > > > Vista and can see the other Vista machine, but still can not see the XP
>> > > > > > Boxes. All have file sharing and all have the same Workgroup Name.
>> > > > > >
>> > > > > > I can ping the machines, just not connect to them
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