On Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:29:01 -0700, Confused
>My husband I recently got two new laptops, both running Vista Home Premium.
>I have a Toshiba Satellite and he has a Dell Inspirion. We are using a year
>old Linksys 10/100 Ethernet hub. We have run the newwork wizard over and
>over but can't get the computers to see eachother. We have set to private
>and so on but see no way to connect via a hub instead of using wireless.
>What are we doing wrong??
Lack of visibility is a problem with Server Message Blocks. If by wireless, you
mean a WiFi router, check for "Isolation Mode" or "VLAN".
Also look for an inconsistent NetBT setting, or a personal firewall problem.
Or are you talking about an ad-hoc WiFi LAN, without a router? That's a tricky
setup, and not all WiFi equipment will do that with reliability.
If no help yet, do some diagnostic work. Look at logs from "browstat status",
"ipconfig /all", "net config server", and "net config workstation", from each
computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
precisely (download browstat!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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