Can't share files or see other computers on workgroup (and can't P

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by mchinsomboon, May 4, 2007.

  1. mchinsomboon

    mchinsomboon Guest

    I have a Linksys Draft-N network with 2 XP machines (one wireless, one
    wired), and my new Vista Ultimate machine that can be both wired and wireless
    (tried both), and I cannot seem to get file sharing to work properly. I have
    it working fine on my two XP machines, between each other. I checked the
    WORKGROUP and they match. In fact, on the XP machines, I can see the Vista
    machine, but when I try to click on it, it says I don't have permissions to
    do so.

    On the Vista machine, I browse to the Network and that workgroup, and I can
    only see the Vista machine in that workgroup (even though on the two XP
    machines, I can at least see all 3 machines).

    I also checked my settings on the Network and Sharing Center, and I have
    turned OFF Password protected sharing, and ON for all other options including
    Network Discovery, File Sharing, Public folder sharing, Printer sharing,
    Media Sharing. I also have both Norton Firewall (came installed on the HP
    Vista Ultimate machine) and Windows Firewall turned OFF.

    Also, I get my IP address from CMD with an "ipconfig /all". And, when I try
    to ping from the Vista machine, ping itself, it timesout. Same machine, it
    can ping the router and of course various Internet website, but just not
    itself. E.g. I can ping 192.168.15.1 (gateway) but NOT 192.168.15.104 (Vista
    machine).

    And, when I'm on the Network and Sharing Center, at the bottom, I click on
    "Show me all shared network folders on this computer" and it shows all the
    drives that I have shared. Then I click on "Show me all the files and folders
    I am sharing" and it comes up "No Items Match your Search", even though I
    have specifically shared "c:/disks", a directory, for testing purposes. And
    it doesn't show up.

    I'm logged in as Admin (no other users exist) on the Vista machine. I can't
    figure this out. Please help me!

    Thanks in advance!

    - Mac
     
    mchinsomboon, May 4, 2007
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  2. mchinsomboon

    Chuck Guest

    Mac,

    What you're describing sounds like a personal firewall problem of some type. If
    the Vista computer can't ping itself, you have a problem. Try getting
    instructions from Symantec, and un installing Norton, religiously following all
    Symantec instructions. You wouldn't be the first to discover the advantages of
    being Norton Free.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck, May 4, 2007
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  3. mchinsomboon

    mchinsomboon Guest

    That was it thanks! The XP machine did still ask for a password, which is odd
    since I turned it off, but anywho, I put in my admin password and it worked.
    Wow, Norton sucks (not sure why HP preinstalls it).

     
    mchinsomboon, May 4, 2007
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  4. mchinsomboon

    Chuck Guest

    Norton is one of the oldest, and best known AVs. Plus they are overpriced, so
    they can lower their prices, to companies who will mass install their product,
    without losing money.

    Now that you are S$ Free, consider Avast or AVG, both free and both lighter in
    resource use.

    And thanks for updating the thread.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/how-to-post-on-usenet-and-encourage.html#Followup>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/how-to-post-on-usenet-and-encourage.html#Followup

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck, May 4, 2007
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