Info on Networking XP and Vista below.
Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
Permissions/Share info is there as well.
If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall (or LAN allowed, depending on how their
Exceptions are worded in their Firewall)
1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
In Vista Network and Sharing:
Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)
Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)
File Sharing: ON
Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vistaâ€™s Public Folder is the same as XPâ€™s Shared
Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, and no
identical usernames/passwords, you will be asked for a username and password
when you try to access a Vista computer from an XP computer, or a Vista
Also, run the XPâ€™s Home or Small Office Network File and Printer Sharing
Wizard, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to adding a Vista computer
to it(redoing the Wizard seems to work for XP machines!).
In â€śMy Network Placesâ€ť: â€śSet up a Home or Small Office Networkâ€ť
OR under Accessories > Communications > Network Setup Wizard > Allow File
and Printer Sharing.
Mick Murphy - Qld (Sunshine State) - Australia
> sometimes the sharing folder works, and most of the time it doesn't. i
> have to restart both computer and sometimes the folder works, but i can
> only see it on my laptop which has vista. on my computer which has XP i
> have never been able to see any files from my laptop. im pretty sure i
> have everything set-up properly. im not sure if im going to the right
> folder in windows XP to see my sharing folders, could someone confirm
> for me which folder to go to? i have kaspersky internet security
> installed on both computer, windows firewall off, and have a WRT300N
> router if that helps.
> thanks guys
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