Vista Unable to see XP in LAN

beh007

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Heres my problem.

I got a laptop with Vista Ultimate 32bit and a XP desktop

Both of my PC is connected to DSL-2640T Modem+Router

I change both my PC under MSHOME group.



My laptop using wireless connection & my desktop is on cable.

I have read some thread by installing a update on XP and reset in Vista but nothing happens

I hope you guys can help me out. Thx
 

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roy69

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Have you created any shares on your laptop?
You are also looking at the wrong screen.
Just click on the network icon to show the networked pcs. When you click on it you should see something like this.

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beh007

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Yes i did done shared folder with all my computers. However, it cannot see any pc in the network. Is like my laptop become invincible to all computer in the network. It cannot be seen and cannot see others.
 

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Barman58

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Hi beh007,

You also need to create identical users on both machines and set passwords for both.

the other thing to check is permissions, on the vista machine you have to set both sharing and security permissions. hope this helps
 

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beh007

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Im sorry, i have done that and even uninstall my service pack 1and still no hope. I tried putting same name, same group. I remember it cannot be work is when i installed Acronis director suit to resize my partition and updates to sp1 in the very night then it started my laptop become invincible and unable to see others pc. The first day i install Vista it is visible and other pc can acess it.
 

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atl530i

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Go into the Ethernet controller on the XP computer, click on the TCP/IP properties, then go to the WINS tab and enable Netbios of TCP/IP if it is not already enabled.

Then set your shares. If the XP computer asks for a user name and p/w, it is usually what you use to log into your Vista computer.
 

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Try renaming both PC's to workgroup. As vista is very particular about this. Vista prefers that you change the name to what is already named. See if that helps.
 

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Everlong

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I'm having the same problem. Trying to connect an old XP laptop via Ethernet to my Vista machine. Set IP and stuff up and it says it's connected, but I can't do anything like can't even ping.

It worked instantly a couple of months ago on another XP machine, just connected them and it seemed to pick each other up instantly, but it's just not happening atm.
 

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A couple of things to check. First make sure the XP machine has the LLTD responder. Here is the site to download.
Network Map in Windows Vista does not display computers that are running Windows XP
Next; Firewall and firewall settings. Norton and CA are known to have issues with networking computers. I was using CA firewall and anti-virus and it was giving me fits so I switched. Now no problems. Make sure your firewall is allowing access to network. Make sure you have set files you want to share set to sharing.
 

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Everlong

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Managed to get it working. Missed a firewall option that kept the laptop hidden in Zone Alarm, so changed that and can send files over to the Vista machine.

Though I was attempting it at 2am last night, so probably explains why ^^
 

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    ASUS Nvidia Geforce GTX470
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    ASUS Xonar DX
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    Logitech G5 Laser Mouse (2007 edition)
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    100Mbps
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Managed to get it working. Missed a firewall option that kept the laptop hidden in Zone Alarm, so changed that and can send files over to the Vista machine.

Though I was attempting it at 2am last night, so probably explains why ^^
Glad to here you have it working. I too was up till 3:00 am doing a reformat on wifes computer. I know what you mean when working in the wee hours of the morning.
 

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    3Gb PC2-5300 DDR2 @ 667mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    XFX Radeon HD 4770 512mb GDDR5
    Sound Card
    VIA HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dual monitors: HP W1907 LCD 19" and Gateway HD Display 19" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    Barracuda 7200.10 SATA 3.0Gb/s 320 x 2-GB Hard Drive
    PSU
    Antec Earthwatts 80 plus 500 watts
    Case
    Ultra E-Torque ATX Mid tower clear side w/2 120mm fans
    Cooling
    Thermaltake MaxOrb cpu cooler w/120 mm blue led
    Mouse
    OEM HP
    Keyboard
    OEM HP
    Internet Speed
    Download 6885 kb/s upload 367 kb/s
    Other Info
    Optical: Super Muliti DVD burner w/lightscribe, Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1800
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