Cannot ping my own IP- general network sharing problem w/ xp


Sean K

I am trying to set up vista basic home for the first time to connect to
Windows XP machine. I cannot ping myself or see share contents between
machines. I can connect to the internet on all machines.

From vista machine I can:
cannot ping the ip address I gave my own card (192.168.1.x)
I could not see XP machine on network (until I installed LLTD for xp on xp
I can ping xp machine IP

On vista machine, network discovery is on, file sharing is one, it is a
private network and password protected sharing is off. I also tested with
firewall off.

From XP machine:
I can see vista machine listed (but not shared info)
Cannot connect or select shared printer (although I can see it)

I have reinstalled network card. Reinstalled LLTD mapper and responder.
Both machines are connected to same switch. Both are set with same subnet
mask, gateway, and workgroup name

I am connected to a linksys switch which is in turn connected to a linksys
router to internet. The older router is not on the linksys list for
non-vista compatible. My ip addresses are both static local 192.168.1.x and
gateway is router IP. The only thing I am not clear on is DNS settings. DNS
is set to what it has always been prior to vista (that of ISP)

In the network map I see my machine and the gateway router.

Incidentally, the client for microsoft networks named service provider will
no stay selected on windows locators ( not sure if this matters)

whew- seems like I have tried everything hmm

Mick Murphy

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
How to give Permissions are there, too.

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, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.

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