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Old 07-01-2008
puffinanda
 

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Accessing home network computers

I'm trying to access other computers on my home network. My Vista laptop
recognizes the computers in the shared workgroup, but I cannot connect
to them. When I attempt to connect to the other computers in the
workgroup, the login dialog appears asking for user name and password.
Vista appends the computername as part of the username
(computername\username), which the other workgroup computers do not
recognize. Would like to just enter the username without having the
computername automatically appended. Is there a way to suppress the
computername when providing the username?


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Old 07-01-2008
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Accessing home network computers
On Tue, 1 Jul 2008 12:01:50 -0500, puffinanda <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote:

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>I'm trying to access other computers on my home network. My Vista laptop
>recognizes the computers in the shared workgroup, but I cannot connect
>to them. When I attempt to connect to the other computers in the
>workgroup, the login dialog appears asking for user name and password.
>Vista appends the computername as part of the username
>(computername\username), which the other workgroup computers do not
>recognize. Would like to just enter the username without having the
>computername automatically appended. Is there a way to suppress the
>computername when providing the username?


The Vista computer pre pending the computer name to the user name is a symptom
of the problem, it's not necessarily the problem itself.

I'm guessing that the other computers run Windows XP. If so, XP Home or Pro?
If Pro, with Simple or Advanced File Sharing? If AFS, with Guest or non-Guest
authentication? You need to have all computers setup compatibly.
<http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2005/06/file-sharing-under-windows-xp.html>
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2005...indows-xp.html

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