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vista connecting tomy wireless network but not other computers on network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jcgrill, Sep 30, 2007.

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  1. jcgrill

    jcgrill Thread Starter

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    I am about to return this brand new computer running Vista since it won't connect to my exiting computers on my wireless network. It will however connect to the wireless netork to get out to the internet. Here is what I have:

    Brand new computer runnig Vista home premium
    Wireless netwrok external netgear ma101 connection that can see the internet (I am using it now).

    It can see a windows 2000 computer as well as my laptop running Windows Xp but when I try to connect to those computers it gives me an error message. I googled this problem and disabled my firewalls. I created same user accounts on all with same passords. I also tried same user accounts with no password. neither works. Any suggestion before I return this? i relaly want to make Vista work since it at last looks different (I like new interface - makes my life more interesting - I know VERY SAD).

    Any suggestions?
     
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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Can the Vista machine be seen from the other machines?

    Have you checked the "Firewalls" on the non Vista machines to see that it (the firewall) is NOT bocking the Vista machine?
     
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    Vista machine can see the other two computers (laptop running xp & Desktop running win 2000). Vista machine & xp have firewall turned off. Not sure how to turn off firewall on Win2000. They can all see eachother just can't connect to eachother. All computers can see the internet.
     
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    Anthing for Windows 2000 and Vista on a wireless network?
     
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