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HELP with Media Sharing & File /Printer Sharing !

Discussion in 'Networking' started by daveyjones777, Apr 11, 2008.

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  1. daveyjones777

    daveyjones777 Thread Starter

    Apr 11, 2008
    Basically I can get everything to work in my home network, just not all at once. Let me explain:
    My tower/desktop is running XP sp2.
    My (wireless) laptop is running Vista Sp1.
    My 360 is hard wired to router
    My PS3 is hard wired to router
    Printer connected to tower via USB
    I have had no problems setting up my PS3 and 360 for online gaming and enabling access to my tower’s HD media files. I’ve also always had internet on my laptop but I really NEED is my laptop to be able to access my tower
    Here is the crux of the situation: When I turn on Windows Media Player’s “Media Sharing” (and ps3/360/laptop do all show up) it shares the media files BUT it kills my laptop internet access. Seems I can get internet back on laptop but never back any file sharing with tower and never access to my printer anymore.

    **Right now the status is wireless laptop DOES have internet and access to all files on Tower.
    360 and Ps3 have internet access, but not MEDIA access because I have to keep that off.....

    What the *%$# am I doing wrong? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
  2. stan_879nz


    Apr 12, 2008
    ever thought of using remote access to log onto the tower for internet use and using the ps3 or xbox as storage givin that they a hard wired in yes i have used vista as a media/server as well and know that you cant connect remotly to vista from xp but there a tools tomake this able
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Of course you can connect remotely to Vista from XP, I can do it right here using Remote Desktop or UltraVNC. The Vista must be either Business or Ultimate, not one of the home versions to use Remote Desktop, but UltraVNC works on any version of Windows.
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