xp-vista visibility

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by alant, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. alant

    alant Guest

    hi all,
    please excuse me in advance, but the problems I am experiencing appear(to
    me) very basic. I have a desktop (XP pro) and a laptop (Vista ultimate) and
    am trying to wirelessly network them with a belkin G router. My physical
    layout is as follows: internet comes in via broadband cable(virgin) modem
    then through the router to the RJ45 conn at the rear of my desktop.(note:I
    also have a USB dongle connected, as I was instructed to do so). The laptop
    has an internal wireless card. On the XP machine network conns. window I have
    a wireless network connection showing. On the Vista machine in the network
    and sharing -my XP is not visible (net discovery is on). I have downloaded
    the LLTD patch on my Xp. I can ping the router from each machine, but cannot
    ping machine to machine. Firewalls on XP, Vista and router are all switched
    off. I can access the internet from both machines. My router DHCP client list
    shows both computers. This post may seem a bit long winded but I did want to
    include as much information as possible. This is probably due to me doing/not
    doing something very basic. (File/Printer sharing is my final goal)
    alant, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. If you can't ping each by IP, I would double check any security software.
    this search result may help.

    Vista and Security Software IssuesVista and Security Software Issues. Is not
    accessible because of Norton Internet Security ยท Can't find other computer
    because of Norton ...

    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    Robert L \(MS-MVP\), Oct 15, 2007
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  3. alant

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Oct 16, 2007
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