about Vista & xp access & share problem



my english is very poor

1.Vista can access XP computer & share file, XP can not access Vista
computer & share file

2.XP can find Vista computer in LAN

3.XP can not ping Vista

4.Vista & XP ip are 192.168.1.x. Connecting between HUB

5.Vista is Home Basic edition, XP is Pro edition

6.Vista's & XP's user are administrator. Vista had turned off "uac"

7.Vista's network setting had turned off "share by password"(sorry, i don't
know the word in English)

8.Vista's network setting had selected "private network"(sorry, i don't know
the word in English)

9.Vista's had install Mcafee. the Mcafee's firewall had trusted 192.168.1.x

10.someone tell me to use gpedit.msc. but Vista Home Basic can't find it

11.Vista is sp1

who can help me about the problem??

I hope to share the Driver

Mick Murphy

Below is some info about Networking XP and Vista


Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

Permissions/Share info is there as well.

If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall (or LAN allowed, depending on how their
Exceptions are worded in their Firewall)

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, and no
identical usernames/passwords, you will be asked for a username and password
when you try to access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista

Also, run the XP’s Home or Small Office Network File and Printer Sharing
Wizard, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to adding a Vista computer
to it(redoing the Wizard seems to work for XP machines!).

In “My Network Placesâ€: “Set up a Home or Small Office Networkâ€
OR under Accessories > Communications > Network Setup Wizard > Allow File
and Printer Sharing.

Jack \(MVP-Networking\).

Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
allowed to be shared.
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 -
Jack (MVP-Networking).

Timothy Daniels

The OP's Vista can access the files on the XP computer.
But the Microsoft article on Link Layer Topology Discovery
(LLTD) is to enable XP to map Vista.


Timothy Daniels

Somehow, I don't know how, exactly, I got my XP Pro (SP3) desktop
and my Vista Business (SP1) laptop to see each other thru my Lynksys
router, the Vista laptop appearing in My Network Places on the XP
desktop PC, and the XP desktop appearing in Network on the Vista
laptop PC. The XP Pro shares its Shared Documents folder, and the
Vista Biz shares its Public folder - no username or password required -
and both machines use the same workgroup name ("HOMEGROUP").
This is *without* Link Layer Topology Discovery installed on the XP Pro,
which I hear is only needed for making pretty iconic maps.
Probably significantly, I listed each PC's IP adrs in the other PC's
firewall list of trusted adrses, and I verified that each could ping the
other at those adrses. I wish I could help more, but I only achieved this
after days of fumbling and fruitless search of the Internet and newsgroups.

Now I contemplate networking between the XP Pro desktop PC
and Ubuntu (dual-booted) on the laptop PC. <shudder>.


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