On Sun, 27 May 2007 16:56:01 -0700, supersub15
>I'm a newbie in networking, but had been able to hook up my 2 XP PCs at home
>about 5 years ago and been happy ever since. I just purchased a new Vista PC.
>I removed one of the old XP PCs from the network and hooked up the new Vista
>PC in its place. The network stopped working. I can ping the other XP PC from
>the Vista one, but not vice versa.
>I have renamed the Workgroup to "home" on the Vista PC to match the old
>network name, and Internet and email are working fine. I have activated file
Please explain "cannot ping". Do you get "unknown host", or packets dropped?
Both are probably a firewall problem, but a NetBT setting problem is a
possibility. NetBT has to be consistent.
If no help yet, post logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
computer, so we can diagnose the problem. Read this article, and linked
articles, and follow instructions precisely (download browstat!):
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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