Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -
Printer Sharing XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
<rmo555@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've read some of the other posts but don't know which apply to me.
> Here are my specifics:
> 3 PC's (Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro and Vista Home Premium
> The two XP's work flawlwssly with simple file sharing and printer
> sharing - the Vista has a problem. All I care about having work, for
> now, is simple file sharing with no user restrictions and printer
> All Workgroups are the same.
> The two XP's use Zone Alarm
> The Vista uses the built-in Microsoft firewall
> Some login Usernames are different on the three machines.
> The router is a Linksys WRT160N
> Situation: The XP's are fine. The Vista shows the networking map OK
> (I think). The reason I say I think is that, under the router icon -
> is a switch icon. I have no switch that I know of. At least the Vista
> machine recognizes that there are three machines in the network.
> Internet works fine on all three machines. However, in Explorer, under
> Network, on the Vista machine, only the Vista machine shows up with
> its' shared folders.
> Hope this is enough info to get started with and I hope someone out
> there can solve my specific problems. Thanks