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Networking with Vista/XP - can't see each other

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  • Started 9 years ago by spech
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a) I got a Laptop running with XP named Laptop_XP.
b) I got a Desktop running with Vista named Desktop_Vista.
both are connected thru my router and can acces internet normally.
I made folders on each one and set the sharing rights.
On Desktop_Vista, I enable Network Discovery, file sharing, public folder sharing, printer sharing and such.

With Laptop_XP, on the networking I can only see shared folder made on Laptop_XP, I can't see Desktop_Vista neither the sharing folder made on Desktop_Vista. Same problem with the Desktop_Vista, It doesn't see Laptop_XP in the Network but only himself and the router.

What did I forget to do?
Can't see each other, can't share files, so forget the printer. Only internet is working. :(

Thank for reading.

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 13

Welcome to the wonderful world of Vista Home Networking.
Check out this recent article from SmallNetBuilder that
describes what everyone is going through, and how to get
around most of the roadblocks:

Vista Networking: Part 1- The Dragon's Trap

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 2

Thank pal, I will check it.
I manage to let them see each other, by changing the name of the workgroup to match each other. And install the LLTD protocol on the XP.

Posted 9 years ago

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