On Wed, 9 May 2007 21:24:00 -0700, Irish Bob <Irish
>i have recently bought a new laptop with windows vista home basic for work.
>all the other computers here are using XP and they are all able to access a
>shared drive which is based on one of the computers. the vista computer
>cannot map the network drive it cant even see anyone on the network. all
>other computers can see the vista computer but not vice versa.
>i have allready made sure the setup is the same workgroup in all computers.
>Also made sure to enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP but nothing.
>i have read through all the help microsoft gives you and i still cannot find
>anything that will help me.
>i even called microsoft support centre and the basically told me to jump
>because the copy of windows that comes with new machines does not offer free
>help i would have had to pay for it. this is crap and i am very close to
>changing back to XP unless someone can please help me.
you have something set wrong because it WORKS.
Vista to XP, W2k, 98 and Ubuntu Feisty Fawn <G>.
Are you on the same subnet (right click on the network connection icon and
select status)? Wireless routers mixed with wired LAN (with No built in
switch/ hub) may result in a different (routed) subnet even though it
*appears* to be the same (eg 192.168.0.2). Having a wired IP with the *same*
IP as the wireless laptop and NO "duplicate IP" error messages will be the
give away :/
NB "Access points" will belong to the same network as they are connected to
since they do not *route* the connections.