Hello all you MVPs,
Let me add another plea for help to the mountain of mail about Vista networking
In my case a Vista laptop (Dell Inspiron 1521, AMD Turion 64, Vista Home Basic)
can ping other computers in wireless mode (even one running Win98) but not see
them in Network window. I waited the requisite 15 minute (more like an hour
actually) because I had heard the appearance my be that slow, but still, nada.
This is a peer-to-peer system using a D-Link DI-624 purchased at least two years
ago, maybe three or four. It is 802.11g and the D-Link version is 2.28 if that
helps. But this should not matter since I ran the Internet connectivity
Evaluation Tool found on http://www.microsoft.com/windows/usi...d/default.mspx
and it reports to
me "Congratulations! Your router supports new advanced..." etc.
I have also carefully followed all the directions found in in http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/l.../bb727037.aspx
including all the
Firewall UDP and TCP port allowances.
So what I am asking is this: How can I address this problem? I have read may
posts concerning it and followed the directions in each if they seemed relevant.
Most of them deal with client-server systems and so do not pertain to me and my
peer-to-peer setup. Is there a definitive step by step procedure, however long,
to go through and in so doing root out the problem, whatever it may be?
Where are we going and why am I in this HAND BASKET??