Vista to XP network issues


G

Guest

Hi,
This is similar but not the same as other discussions, so here goes:

I have a laptop running Vista Business connected through a wireless Belkin
8011g router to my home network, which consists of a PC running XP that is
ethernet (wired) to the router, and an HP printer that is connected by USP to
the PC.

I installed the update on the XP, I renamed the Laptop Workgroup to match
the PC, I set up identical users on both systems.

Here's the problem:
#1.
I can "see" the PC on my Vista Network Map, but there is a SWITCH Icon
in-between the wireless router icon and the PC icon (there is actually
nothing but a cable between the two).
#2.
I cannot open files that are shared on the PC from the laptop. I have set
the firewall permissions, and told Vista that this is a Private Network, and
turned off the password requirement
#3.
I cannot even see the laptop from the PC.

Any Ideas?
 
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R

Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

1. "a SWITCH Icon in-between the wireless router icon and the PC icon" is is
normal. Check this link for more details.

Vista View Full Map
http://www.howtonetworking.com/vista/vistaviewmap1.htm

2. Make sure you assign permissions in the Security tab. This link may help
too.

Vista Permission IssuesCan I assume the external drive used to be connecting
to other computer and you just re-connect it the the Vista? Check the
permission using this command: . ...
www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistapermission.htm

3. I cannot even see the laptop from the PC: I would check the
firewall first.


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Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
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How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
http://www.HowToNetworking.com
 

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