Can 2 xp computers and 2 vista computers exist in a family network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Cyndy A, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Cyndy A

    Cyndy A Guest

    Hi. We have had 4 computers on a family network forever. 2 are connected to
    the router via cable - 1 xp and 1 vista. 2 are connected to the network
    wirelessly, 1 xp and 1 vista. The 2 computers running vista can see each
    other and the relevant printers. The 2 computers running xp cannot connect
    to the network at all and cannot connect to the networked printers either -
    PLEASE HELP!
     
    Cyndy A, Jul 1, 2007
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  2. Are personal firewalls, and the NetBT setting, consistent on all computers?
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html

    Are both Vista computers setup with a Network Location Type of Private?
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

    Look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each computer, and
    diagnose the problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow
    instructions precisely (download browstat!):
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
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    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck [MVP - Windows Networking], Jul 2, 2007
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  3. Sure, they should be able to see each other. Can you ping each by IP?

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
    Hi. We have had 4 computers on a family network forever. 2 are connected to
    the router via cable - 1 xp and 1 vista. 2 are connected to the network
    wirelessly, 1 xp and 1 vista. The 2 computers running vista can see each
    other and the relevant printers. The 2 computers running xp cannot connect
    to the network at all and cannot connect to the networked printers either -
    PLEASE HELP!
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jul 2, 2007
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