Help! File Sharing via Peer-to-Peer sharing between Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by AmericanYellow, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. I bought a new HP laptop with Vista and am trying to transfer larges files
    from my old HP laptop running XP. I setup an ad hoc (computer-to-computer) on
    my Vista laptop and installed LLTD on my XP machine so that Vista can see it.
    I enable File Sharing on both laptops, configured the firewalls to allow
    sharing on both, and put both under the same Workgroup name.

    My problem is that my Vista machine sees the XP machine but can't access it.
    My XP machine can't see my Vista but knows its there because it passed the
    ping test I ran. I went to Windows Media Player (WMP 11) on both laptops and
    enabled Media Sharing. My Vista laptop can connect to my XP WMP and play the
    music while my XP still can't see my Vista or play the music.

    I don't know what else to do and am so frustrated because file sharing
    shouldn't be difficult. Any suggestions?(other then using third-party apps).
     
    AmericanYellow, Sep 7, 2007
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  2. AmericanYellow

    haynaguy Guest

    I experienced similar file sharing problems and know your frustration
    well.

    Finally I solved ALL my networking problem in ten minutes with a
    program called Network Magic which I learned of from one of several
    computer newsletters to which I subscribe. Check it out here:
    http://www.networkmagic.com/nmlp/linkshare.php
    I now see they offer a free trial but I ordered through the newsletter
    and bought the paid version rright off the bat.
     
    haynaguy, Sep 8, 2007
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