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File Sharing Vista XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by devilzwrath, Feb 16, 2008.

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  1. devilzwrath

    devilzwrath Thread Starter

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    Hi.

    I am trying to share files between Vista and XP .. My Other Xp laptop detects the XP laptop.. but my Vista PC cant discovery my Xp Laptop .. Help Plz.. Done everything lol
     
  2. Jscuzza

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    Are you trying to share wired to wired. or wireless to wired? I know it is possible to share wired to wireless from Vista to XP, just some certain settings that need to be changed.

    Are you able to see anything under the Workgroup? Are you getting any errors?
     
  3. devilzwrath

    devilzwrath Thread Starter

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    Wired to Wireless BRo.. How can i get an error message.. i find my other vista computers on the network.. but no XP laptop
     
  4. JohnWill

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    Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt for the following commands:

    PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

    PING <ip address>
    or
    PING <computer name>

    Where:
    <ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
    <computer name> - is the computer name

    A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

    Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.




    On each of the computers, please do this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following two commands:

    NBTSTAT -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
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