Vista - XP Pro Wireless Networking

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by the hvac man, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. the hvac man

    the hvac man Guest

    Laptop with vista business, desktop wih xp pro. Laptop has wireless A/G card,
    desktop has wireless g card. Niether system will see the other. Installed MS
    KB fix for xp that allows xp to show up in vista network map. Last night I
    could see the laptop from the desktop but could not connect to it. I could
    not connect to or see the desktop from the latop. Each system could ping the
    other and both systems connect to the internet and email with no problem.
    Also, both systems are running Norton 2007 firewall and anti virus. Totally
    disabled Norton, still could not connect to either system from the other.
    Started again this morning and after changing nothing now I get the following
    error on the xp system when I try to browse to the vista system " workgroup
    is not accessable...".
    the hvac man, Jun 2, 2007
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  2. the hvac man

    Chuck Guest

    On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 08:16:02 -0700, the hvac man <the hvac
    Any time you involve WiFi with the need to "see" as well as access another
    computer, you have a challenge. And mixing Windows Vista and XP presents
    another set of challenges, though not insurmountable ones.

    Totally disabling Norton frequently requires removing it from the computer.

    Make sure that NetBT is enabled on both computers.

    If you have just 2 computers, disable the browser on one, then restart both
    computers. I like to use desktop systems for my browser, you are free to make
    your own decision here.

    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
    Chuck, Jun 2, 2007
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