Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
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 -
"Rich S" <RichS@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I had set up and was running for 2-3 months a home network between my HP
> Pavillion notebook running Vista Home and my Gateway 400 notebook running
> Home and accessing network via wireless. All was working well until
> Rebooted XP machine and on "My Network Places" couldn't see the HP/Vista
> machine, where the files reside.
> Double checked: workgroups are both named WORKGROUP, permissions are all
> to yes, and even went through the wizard on both machines to redo the
> rebooted both machines, and still doesn't show up on either machine.
> Am connected to internet on BritePort DSL modem, which is connected to
> LinkSys wireless router (the Gateway/XP is wireless; the HP/Vista is on
> ethernet cable to the router but also can be wireless if needed). Also
> a wireless HP All-in-One Printer that shows up and is visible and
> on both computers.
> The only thing I haven't tried is to connect my Gateway to router via
> ethernet while I re-do the setup. I don't remember if I had to do that
> I just can't figure out what happened or what I'm missing.