Wireless or wire does nor matter for this purpose.
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
Windows 7 Work Network,
Printer Sharing- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx
Windows XP File Sharing -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
"GatesofDawn67" <GatesofDawn67@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> How do I make my vista machine and xp machine to see each other in a
> wireless network?
> "Jenny-72" wrote:
>> I've tried this method with my Epson Stylus Photo 895 attached to a
>> XP Pro workstation but Vista x64 just asks for drivers because they
>> aren't on
>> the XP Pro machine.
>> The problem is, the drivers are only available on the Vista install CD
>> and I
>> can't find them.
>> I've tried connecting the printer to the Vista x64 machine but face
>> problems from the XP Pro machine.
>> It's driving me nuts!! :-/
>> "AJR" wrote:
>> > To "BigK" - I print from Vista to a HP 3740 connected directly to Vista
>> > computer and to a HP 1310 connected to a network XP computer
>> > Setting up the network printer went something like this: Set printer
>> > via XP
>> > for sharing - gave share name hp1310 then:
>> > 1. Add printer via Vista
>> > 2. Select Network printer (Printer attached to
>> > another computer)
>> > 3. Used the UNC path to the printer - in my case
>> > \\roco-pro\hp1310
>> > 4. OK
>> > "BigK" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> > news:7D7E53CE-FE37-442A-A154-523542A86D6B@microsoft.com...
>> > >
>> > > "Notts Ash" <NottsAsh@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > news:EB66DA7C-10AA-4B22-8AF3-5BB925C26D90@microsoft.com...
>> > >> will it be possible for a vista and xp computer to link together in
>> > >> a
>> > >> network
>> > >
>> > > I have an XP Home system connected to my laptop running Vista.
>> > >
>> > > I have had trouble with printer sharing (can't print from the Vista
>> > > machine) but file sharing is doing fine. I have a router so I don't
>> > > know
>> > > about ICS.