That's quite a grab bag of tricks! I've saved all the links. I already had
some of them and had followed them.
With all that information, it's just a bit hard to sift through it all to
figure out what's likely at issue here. As I said, there are some
strangenesses that I've not seen before.
Why would multiple wireless XP machines be able to see INTO both the Vista
Public folder AND the Vista C: drive while:
multiple wired XP machines can only see into the Vista Public folder and can
see but not INTO the Vista C: drive?
Why would adding a Guest privilege on the Vista C: drive fix the problem
when the same setting isn't needed for the other wireless XP machines to see
I can certainly follow instructions. What I'm seeking is understanding.
"Jack (MVP-Networking)." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The Wireless connection per-se (including SSID) has nothing to do with
> If you Wireless works (I.e. you can use the internet from the Wireless
> computer) then leave the Wireless related settings alone.
> Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network
> settings, http://www.ezlan.net/sharing.html
> As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is
> allowed to be shared.
> Vista File and Printer Sharing-
> Windows XP File Sharing -
> Printer Sharing XP -
> Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
> Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
> Jack (MVP-Networking).
> "Fred Marshall" <fmarshallx@remove_the_x.acm.org> wrote in message
>>I have a simple LAN that includes a wireless access point device.
>> Some computers are wired and some computers are connected via the AP /
>> All computers are on the same subnet as you might well expect.
>> Most computers are XP Pro.
>> We just introduced a new Vista system on the wireless part of the LAN.
>> The Network and Sharing Center settings were normal for our Vista
>> "private network,
>> Network Discovery ON,
>> File Sharing ON,
>> Public Folder Sharing ON,
>> Printer Sharing ON,
>> Password Protected Sharing OFF,
>> Media Sharing OFF.
>> We shared the C: drive and the following observations were made:
>> All the computers on the LAN could see and get into the Public Folder
>> Only the wireless connected computers could see and get into the shared
>> C: drive.
>> The wired computers could see but could NOT get into the shared C: drive
>> ... initially.
>> I notice in other LANs that the wired computers in Network and Sharing
>> Center are connected to "Network"
>> I notice that this wireless Vista computer in Network and Sharing Center
>> is connected to "[ssid]" as a network name - so I suspect that a wired
>> Vista system on this same LAN would be connected to "Network".
>> I found the control that will "merge" networks and merged the SSID-named
>> wireless network with the "Network". That didn't help.
>> I added Everyone to the permissions on the Vista shared drive. That
>> didn't help.
>> Eventually, I added Guest to the shared drive permissions and it fixed
>> the problem. Now all the computers on the LAN can see the shared C:
>> drive and can get into it.
>> On other LANs I've not had to add Guest in order to gain access to shared
>> folders such as c:\Users\Me
>> I wonder why having the wireless segment matters here?
>> I wonder if the C: drive is handled differently than a subordinate folder
>> in such a case?
>> I need explanations that will allow me to reliably network Vista