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Cannot See Other Network Devices

  1. #1


    tkosel Guest

    Cannot See Other Network Devices

    When I click the Network icon on my Vista Ultimate Desktop, I only see the
    Vista Machine. None of the other network devices are available. However, I
    can ping them. If I enter the IP address of the other devices in the "run,
    open" dialog, I can get to those devices fine. Why can't I see them through
    the Vista Network icon? (I would use "Network Neighborhood" but that is in
    the past!)


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Mick Murphy Guest

    RE: Cannot See Other Network Devices

    Go to> Start>Network>Network and Sharing> Turn on Network Discovery

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    Permissions/Share info is there as well.

    If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall .(LAN allowed)

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    Docs)

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames, and
    passwords (they can be different) on ALL computers in your Network). If you
    have it ON, you will be asked for a username and password when you try to
    access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista Computer.

    Also, If you haven’t done so already, run XP’s Network Setup Wizard (in
    Start >All Programs >Accessories >Communications), and tell the Wizard to
    enable File and Printer Sharing.
    Or > Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Set up a Home or Small
    Office Network.

    --
    Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia


    "tkosel" wrote:

    > When I click the Network icon on my Vista Ultimate Desktop, I only see the
    > Vista Machine. None of the other network devices are available. However, I
    > can ping them. If I enter the IP address of the other devices in the "run,
    > open" dialog, I can get to those devices fine. Why can't I see them through
    > the Vista Network icon? (I would use "Network Neighborhood" but that is in
    > the past!)
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    tkosel Guest

    RE: Cannot See Other Network Devices

    Thanks for the help! The Norton stuff was the key. However, I still cannot
    see the Vista machine from the rest of the network devices. Sharing is
    turned on and each of the other devices can see the other devices except the
    Vista machine. The other machines can ping the vista machine. All the
    things you suggested are in place. Any other ideas? I would like to see the
    vista machine from the rest of my small network.

    "Mick Murphy" wrote:

    > Go to> Start>Network>Network and Sharing> Turn on Network Discovery
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
    >
    > Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    >
    > Permissions/Share info is there as well.
    >
    > If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    > sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall .(LAN allowed)
    >
    > 1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    > the SAME.
    >
    > In Vista Network and Sharing:
    >
    > Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
    >
    > Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
    >
    > File Sharing: ON
    >
    > Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    > Docs)
    >
    > Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames, and
    > passwords (they can be different) on ALL computers in your Network). If you
    > have it ON, you will be asked for a username and password when you try to
    > access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista Computer.
    >
    > Also, If you haven’t done so already, run XP’s Network Setup Wizard (in
    > Start >All Programs >Accessories >Communications), and tell the Wizard to
    > enable File and Printer Sharing.
    > Or > Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Set up a Home or Small
    > Office Network.
    >
    > --
    > Mick Murphy - Qld - Australia
    >
    >
    > "tkosel" wrote:
    >

    > > When I click the Network icon on my Vista Ultimate Desktop, I only see the
    > > Vista Machine. None of the other network devices are available. However, I
    > > can ping them. If I enter the IP address of the other devices in the "run,
    > > open" dialog, I can get to those devices fine. Why can't I see them through
    > > the Vista Network icon? (I would use "Network Neighborhood" but that is in
    > > the past!)
    > >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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