On Jul 8, 1:25 pm, Raghav <sharma.raghven...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 4:27 pm, "J & C" <r...@example.com> wrote:
> > Raghav <sharma.raghven...@gmail.com> wrote innews:firstname.lastname@example.org:
> > > On Jul 7, 6:50 am, Mick Murphy <MickMur...@discussions.microsoft.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >> 1. Make sure both computers have the same Workgoup name. XP has
> > >> MSHOME, Vista has WORKGROUP. Change one or the other so that they are
> > >> the same.
> > >> 2. In Vista, go to Start>Network>Network and Sharing Centre
> > >> 3. Network Discovery ON
> > >> File sharing ON
> > >> Public folder sharing ON
> > >> Password protected sharing OFF
> > >> In XP, it was "shared docs; in Vista, it is "Public" folder
> > >> If you leave "password protected sharing" on in Vista, you will be
> > >> asked for a password???? in XP
> > >> "Raghav" wrote:
> > >> > Hi Friends,
> > >> > I just got my new HP 6710b with Vista Business preinstalled.
> > >> > I already have another pc with Win-XP home running on it.
> > >> > I tried a few things but cant get through to connect the two
> > >> > systems into a single network.
> > >> > In the forums I found that I need a patch for XP and I installed
> > >> > that as well. But no avail. Neither system can see each other.
> > >> > However, in the run window of vista, a ping to the other system can
> > >> > see the box. However, the xp machine can not ping the vista system.
> > >> > Help please...
> > >> > regards
> > >> > raghav..
> > > Thanks for your help with ideas.
> > > However, it did not help me with the final solution.
> > > 1. I changed the workgroup names to one (wrkgrp_home) and then the
> > > computers could detect each other in network map / search computers
> > > (XP).
> > > 2. I switched on the File and printer sharing as an exception on
> > > Windows firewall on both systems.
> > > 3. My network location was Public earlier, I changed that to Private
> > > now.
> > > Due to one of these changes, the vista machine which could ping the xp
> > > machine earlier, cant ping it anymore.
> > > REally getting frustrated here.
> > > All help is appreciated.
> > > regards
> > > raghav..
> > Raghav,
> > You deserve all you got.
> > I dont understand how can a SHARMA be foolish enough to meddle with Vista
> > when he had good piece of XP running for him.
> > I can understand other people going for it, but a SHARMA!- Unbelievable.- Hide quoted text -
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> Well, I sense the humor in that
> But I need to know you to gtet or respond to ur humor there..
> And, btw, HP has forced Vista to me with their laptop. I always wanted
> to run Ubuntu on my piece of machine.
> Thats what I intend to do now... Not getting done yet...
> raghav..- Hide quoted text -
> - Show quoted text -
Thanks for all your help and tips. Finally I managed to get it
It took me a while.. I set them both into same workgroup, I installed
the fix for XP (the patch for the protocol...)...a few reboots...
Vista network assistent still does not show the xp machine in the
computers list.. but it shows in the network map.
Also, I already posted as the next question.. the connection is pretty
intermittent... and if I launch an executable over the small network
vista treats me.. with.. a blue screen...