Networking Issues between Windows ME and Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by cj9998, Apr 5, 2007.

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    cj9998 Guest

    I have setup a home network and I am having a problem. I can see each machine
    on the other but can't access the files. I can Ping both and get a response
    back. I have Mcafee Internet Security Suite on the Vista machine and Norton
    on the ME Machine. I can access the internet from both machines. I get the
    following message from the vista machine: "pcname" is not set up to establish
    a connection on port "File and printer sharing (SMB)" with this computer. Any
    help would be appreciated

    Thank you in advance
    cj9998, Apr 5, 2007
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    Max Guest

    I think you have just described and identified a big part of your problem.
    Max, Apr 5, 2007
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    cj9998 Guest


    are you saying that McAfee is stopping the return traffic and not SMB?

    cj9998, Apr 5, 2007
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    ...winston Guest

    Yes....more than one person has reported success with removing McAfee and/or
    Norton. If Norton is just the AV app, turn off Internet Worm Protection.
    Alternative AV apps that have a higher success rate(AVast, AVG, and
    ...winston, Apr 6, 2007
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    SteveB Guest

    I had the same problem but between two Vista machines. I found an answer ...
    I hope it works for you.

    I needed to enable file sharing in the network properties: In Vista it's:
    Network and Sharing Center/Status/Properties (check File and Printer Sharing
    for Microsoft Networks).

    The following is the article I found via Google that is directed at XP:

    Good luck
    SteveB, Apr 7, 2007
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