Not able to browse home network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Thumper, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Thumper

    Thumper Guest

    I have 2 Vista machines, from one (PC1) I am able to browse other shares on
    XP and other Vista machines. The other one (PC2) seems like Microsoft
    network is "broke" in that I can browse the Internet but reaching other
    shares on the internal network and even browsing is broke.

    Thumper, Apr 12, 2008
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    .Joe Guest


    There is a computer world aritcle that talks about networking XP and
    Vista machines. Here's the link: 'Teach XP and Vista to play nice on


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    .Joe, Apr 12, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Have a bit of a read of the info below.

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    Permissions/Share info is there as well.

    If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall .(LAN allowed)

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames, and
    passwords (they can be different) on ALL computers in your Network). If you
    have it ON, you will be asked for a username and password when you try to
    access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista Computer.

    Also, If you haven’t done so already, run XP’s Network Setup Wizard (in
    Start >All Programs >Accessories >Communications), and tell the Wizard to
    enable File and Printer Sharing.
    Or > Start > Control Panel > Network Connections > Set up a Home or Small
    Office Network.
    Mick Murphy, Apr 13, 2008
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    Thumper Guest

    I really think I have something deeper going on. 8-(

    I have double checked:

    - permission/shares
    -network discovery
    - file sharing
    - network set to private
    -disabled firewall
    -password protect is off

    What the heck am I missing??
    Thumper, Apr 13, 2008
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