Vista and XP talk to each other, My Fix

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Hedgy, May 21, 2007.

  1. Hedgy

    Hedgy Guest

    Eureka!!!
    I finally got the two machines talking to each other andsharing files and
    media between them. I cant believe it was something so simple. I totally
    overlooked it. I use Windows Live care. I went into the change settings for
    it and set the firewall connection tool Network discovery check, File Printer
    and sharing check, Share content with windows Vista check, Video check. I
    then went back to main firewall page in live care. Chose Advanced settings
    button, clicked on protocols tab, selected ICMPv4 Inbound, ICMPv6 Inbound,
    Network Discovery, Pragmatic General Multicast Protocol, Streamin
    Vidio/Audio, Xbox360 and Network Media Players. I set this the same on both
    Systems Using the Live care firewall. They NOW transfer files back and forth.
    Thanks for those that helped your settings worked but I forgot bout firewall.
    They probly would have worked sooner if I would have remembered it. This is
    waht I should have checked first but the Live care maintains itself so easily
    that I never even think about it. I hope this helps some of you people out. I
    know I am sure happy.
     
    Hedgy, May 21, 2007
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    Cerdito Guest

    Excuse my ignorance, but what is Windows Live care? Does it come with Windows
    Vista and/or XP?

    Thanks
     
    Cerdito, May 21, 2007
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    Eureka!!!
    I finally got the two machines talking to each other andsharing files and
    media between them. I cant believe it was something so simple. I totally
    overlooked it. I use Windows Live care. I went into the change settings for
    it and set the firewall connection tool Network discovery check, File Printer
    and sharing check, Share content with windows Vista check, Video check. I
    then went back to main firewall page in live care. Chose Advanced settings
    button, clicked on protocols tab, selected ICMPv4 Inbound, ICMPv6 Inbound,
    Network Discovery, Pragmatic General Multicast Protocol, Streamin
    Vidio/Audio, Xbox360 and Network Media Players. I set this the same on both
    Systems Using the Live care firewall. They NOW transfer files back and forth.
    Thanks for those that helped your settings worked but I forgot bout firewall.
    They probly would have worked sooner if I would have remembered it. This is
    waht I should have checked first but the Live care maintains itself so easily
    that I never even think about it. I hope this helps some of you people out. I
    know I am sure happy.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], May 21, 2007
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  4. Hedgy

    Hedgy Guest

    Live One care is a protection package you can get for Vista, firewall,
    spyware hunter, antivirus. It is an icon on the bottom right section of
    toolbar it will be a cricle with the letter I in it if you have it. The
    circle will be green if everything is ok, yellow if things need attention and
    Red if something is seriously wrong. And you can run it on upto 3 of your
    machines and pay very nominal fee. It does have a trial package you can get
    to see how you like it.
     
    Hedgy, May 21, 2007
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    roddy Guest


    So essentially if one was to configure a 3rd party firewall such as Norton,
    with the same configuration then it should work as well. Thank you very much
    Hedgy for this info as it definitely works. This is the only place I have
    found a solution for this problem.
     
    roddy, May 22, 2007
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  6. Hedgy

    roddy Guest

     
    roddy, May 22, 2007
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  7. Hedgy

    Hedgy Guest

    I am glad to help. I tried to keep the answer as simple and as explanetory as
    possible. Maybe you can post your settings if you useing norton so that
    others may benefit.
     
    Hedgy, May 22, 2007
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    Cerdito Guest

    Thanks for the explanation. It did not help though. My problem is of a
    different nature. Thanks for the info anyway.
    Cerdito
     
    Cerdito, May 23, 2007
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    jimsbid Guest

    For those intested in the Microsoft version of protection:

    Why OneCare?

    Help get peace of mind knowing that everything is managed for you—virus
    and spyware scanning, firewalls, tune-ups, file backups, the whole nine
    yards. And it's all delivered to you in a smooth, hassle-free package.


    http://onecare.live.com/standard/en-us/default.htm
     
    jimsbid, May 27, 2007
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  10. Hedgy

    Hedgy Guest

    Yes, I forget that it is even running half the time. It works great in the
    background and maintains itself real well. I been using it since it first
    came out in beta and have had very few problems with it. Excellent software.

    Hedgy
     
    Hedgy, May 27, 2007
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