If all computer are capable to use the Internet, it is Not an hardware
problem, so leave your network setting and hardware as is.
Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
allowed to be shared.
Vista File and Printer Sharing- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing - http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u...utt_july2.mspx
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
"tgor" <tettnang.hops@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>A client of mine has a vista home basic PC and 2 XP Pro PC's. One of
> the XP boxes houses the shared network files and the vista box has 3
> mapped drives to the xp machine. the xp boxes are working ok.
> Everything was ok but as of Friday the shares now have a red X over
> them and I cannot access them with the vista box. I have internet on
> all PC's, but I just can't access the shared drives with vista.
> I have turned off the firewall (windows) and the antivirus (nod32) on
> the vista machine and created a new share on the xp machine but still
> cannot access the xp box from the vista.
> I replaced the router just to see if it may have been the issue.
> Any thoughts?