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"Srt" <basalt2003@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> As in header. I have just bought my daughter a new laptop running vista
> home. Which I dont seem to be able to hook up to my desktop pc running
> vista ultimate!
> I got the Network and sharing centre to do the following.
> A)Make sure both computers on the network have the same workgroup name.
> B)Changed the network location type to Private.
> C)Turned Network Discovery on
> D)Turned File Sharing on.
> E)Turned Public folder sharing on
> F)Turned Printer sharing on
> G)Turned password protected sharing off.
> H)Turned Media Sharing on
> I can see and access the laptop but when I tried to access the desktop
> (which I see) from the laptop I got this firewall issue
> "windows confirms (Desktop) is currently online but is not
> responding to connection attempts at this time"
> Then says
> " This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between
> the two computers and is blocking file and printer sharing (smb). Windows
> has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly
> to allow this connection, however a remote firewall might be blocking your
> Then it says
> "If you have access to this firewall then configure the
> firewall to allow connections through tcp port 445" it says if you don't
> have access then contact isp!!
> Well I opened the port - - just put daughters pc and then 455 in the port
> Still nothing!
> So I disabled firewall to test and got this when attempting to access from
> the laptop.
> Desktop (the one I am trying to connect to from the laptop) is not setup
> establish a connection on port "file and printer sharing (smb)" with this
> Should I do anything else here? I am stumped. I am using a router which
> the desktop directly connected to it and the laptop via wireless. any