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Pulling my hair out trying to put xp and vista on the same network.

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Techfizzle, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. Techfizzle

    Techfizzle Thread Starter

    Jan 27, 2011
    I have a xp pro pc in one room, custom built in my room, and a acer desktop running vista home premium in the living room belonging to my mom. I am having a nightmare trying to set up both pcs on the same network. What I wanted to do is allow her to print on my laser printer over the network. So I enabled the printer sharing option on my pc. The laser is a new brother, and is vista compatible.

    When I went into computer and device list on her computer, my pc was showing up. I tried to connect to it, and it said "cannot logon, user restriction". I did some looking and I read both computers need to have the same workgroup name, which was diffrent since vista set the default to a new name. So I set both pcs to workgroup;"workgroup" and restarted, after the reboot, it all went downhil from there. My pc is showing up in the network map on her pc, but not on the computer and device list. I can also ping my computer from her pc, but cannot ping her pc from my computer. I turned off both windows firewall and the avast! antivirus firewall, and tried to ping her pc again, this time, it seems like one or 2 packets get through, but the others time out.

    I am good with computers, but networking is not my expertise.

    Please help.
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