Getting Vista PCs to talk to Win2K PCs in the same workgroup.....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Navygakman, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Navygakman

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    I have an existing Win2K peer-to-peer network (under a workgroup, not a
    domain) that has been running smoothly - with the DHCP managed by a Linksys
    wireless router.

    I just added two VISTA (home edition) PCs with wireless NIC to the system,
    the machines are uniquely named and the same workgroup name as the Win2K PCs.

    The usernames/PWs are set up appropriately on all the Win2K PCs - so the two
    Vistas should have permission to at least "see" their existence.

    The Vista PCs can see one another but not any of the Win2K PCs. The Win2K
    PCs can see all the Win2K PCs but not the Vista PCs.

    It should not be a DHCP issue since the Vista PCs can see each other as well
    as having internet access.

    What does it take to get them to see and talk to one another? My file
    server is in the Win2K group and the Vista PCs need to be able to access the
    files.

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Navygakman, Feb 13, 2007
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  2. Can you ping each other by IP? These links may help.

    Info: Step by step troubleshooting VISTA sharing
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=273

    Vista Troubleshooting Collections
    Vista sharing problem; Vista can't access the Internet; Wireless doesn't work in Vista...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?t=259

    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
    I have an existing Win2K peer-to-peer network (under a workgroup, not a
    domain) that has been running smoothly - with the DHCP managed by a Linksys
    wireless router.

    I just added two VISTA (home edition) PCs with wireless NIC to the system,
    the machines are uniquely named and the same workgroup name as the Win2K PCs.

    The usernames/PWs are set up appropriately on all the Win2K PCs - so the two
    Vistas should have permission to at least "see" their existence.

    The Vista PCs can see one another but not any of the Win2K PCs. The Win2K
    PCs can see all the Win2K PCs but not the Vista PCs.

    It should not be a DHCP issue since the Vista PCs can see each other as well
    as having internet access.

    What does it take to get them to see and talk to one another? My file
    server is in the Win2K group and the Vista PCs need to be able to access the
    files.

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Feb 13, 2007
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