WE need to figure out why you can't ping. Turn off all firewall or security software on the Vista. Ping the vista by IP. Can you ping it? Or these links may help,
Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=273
Solved: Another Vista network file sharing issue http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=297
Vista Troubleshooting Collections http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums...opic.php?t=259
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"Bob" <Bob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:AA982C27-E410-49A9-BECB-9D86EF3786A4@microsoft.com...
Problem sharing printer & files from desktop PC with Vista Home Premium with
XP wireless laptop. Please help !!
I can ping the wireless XP laptop from the Vista desktop PC but I get an
error message "Request time out" when I try to ping the Vista PC from the XP
I have enabled file & printer sharing on both PC's.
I have put LLTD responder (KB922120) onto the wireless XP laptop.
I have done the Microsoft.com/technet/network/evaluate/vista_fp.mspx steps.
- Workgroup name same on both PC's, enabled private network, enabled file
& print sharing, created same user account name with same password on both
computers. (Tried creating same user account name without Admin rights with
same password on both PC's. Tried creating same user account name with Admin
rights with the same password on both PC's then without passwords.)
What is really strange is that on a few times the XP laptop will see part of
the Vista PC but will not see the shared files or the shared printer. I have
tried disabling Norton Antivirus on the XP laptop but still no luck. On both
the M/S Windows Firewall I have enabled file & printer sharing. One thing I
have not tried yet is disabling the Firewall on both PC's but this does not
seem like a safe way to operate my home network.