On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 16:20:45 -0700, email@example.com
>just taken delivery of shiny new Vista Home Premium system.
>I have a simple home network, wireless router and a Win98 (yes, 98)
>machine, this new Vista box. The Win98 machine is wired to the router,
>the Vista machine is wireless.
>Between these two machines, networking fine, internet access fine etc.
>Both machines members of same Workgroup, IP addresses assigned by
>router using DHCP etc.
>I also have a work laptop, XP Pro, it is configured to work on home
>wireless LAN, DHCP, but it is not a member of the workgroup since it
>is a domain machine from work. But when in the home it can connect to
>My problem is that I cannot setup even the most basic communication
>between the Vista machine and the XP laptop. Or in fact either of the
>workground machines adn the XP laptop, not that I cared before. (What
>has the Win98 machine ever done for me?)
>Vista machine IP is 192.168.10.3
>XP is 192.168.10.2
>Win98 is 192.168.10.4
>The Vista machine can ping and share files with the Win98 machine.
>The XP machine can ping either of the Win98 or Vista machines
>But neither of the Win98 or Vista machines can ping the XP machine,
>even though as far as I can tell their ipconfig setups are identical.
>I cannot connect to and FTP server running on the XP machine from
>Firewall is disabled on Vista for test purposes, didn't make any
Define "cannot ping" / "cannot connect to". What exact error message or problem
do you observe?
If you can't ping the XP computer, check the firewall, and all other security
programs, on the XP computer.
And since the XP computer is a domain member at work, look at issues with
relocating domain computers on workgroups.
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
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