On Sun, 3 Feb 2008 21:07:00 -0800, Rob D <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Sorry if this is answered somewhere else....
>My vista laptop can't seem to see other my other xp pro desktop pc. The
>laptop is wireless, it does connect to the internet fine. I've disabled
>firewalls on both pc's, installed the LLTD on the xp desktop, network
>discovery/file sharing/public folder sharing/media sharing all "on" on the
>vista laptop and network is set to private. Workgroup is set to the same
>name on both. However, neither pc shows up on the other in "network places",
>nor can I ping the other. The only place I have any evidence of my xp
>desktop is when I "show full network map" on the vista machine. However,
>there it shows my laptop, then my router (with my workgroup name) then
>"internet"....all with the ability to click on and have something open up.
>Below these is a "switch" (apparently connected to my router) and connected
>to it is my desktop. However, neither of these 2 icons can be clicked
>on....it's as if they are "greyed out". I don't know what else to
>try.......any suggestions? thanks
What anti-virus protection do you use? Look for an anti-worm component that
will block SMBs ("My Network Places") and pings.
You could maybe diagnose the problem, using 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, and note how to start a command window in Vista!):
Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [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.