I have  different PC's here at home,  Desktops &  Notebooks.
Last week all were running XP Home, all sharing internet, resources and
printers via a LinkSys wired/wireless router. Life was good.
Along comes Vista - I upgraded  Desktop &  Notebook
Now, I cannot access any of the Vista machine shares from any other machine,
I can't even access shares between the Vista machines - let alone a printer.
Setting up a shared network printer in XP took about 2 seconds - In Vista it
appears as though it isn't even possible.
I found and followed MS's own "File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista"
article from techNet at:
excruciating detail and STILL can't resolve this seemingly simple problem.
and yes,, all machines are configured properly, shares, permissions,
drivers, syntaxes, all "t's" are crossed, all "i's" dotted, etc. etc.
.... this isn't my first pc or my first network...
At this point, I can only assume Vista's Networking is broken.