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Vista/xp Computers will not talk to each other?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Gadgetman43, Jun 15, 2013.

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  1. Gadgetman43

    Gadgetman43 Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I have the following:- Vista x64 laptop, Vista x32 Desktop, (Wifes)Dell Win7 x64 laptop. All running on my home network. Cisco/Linksys x3000. I also have an Old Toshiba laptop running xpPro, which I wish to add to the network for monitoring 2 Ip camera`s remotely.

    The Issue is:- The 2 Vista machines can access each others files, printers, even the i-pad! etc. BUT niether will "talk" to the Win7, nor the xp machines. The Win7 machine will "talk" to the xp macine and vice versa BUT not the 2 Vista Machines!!!.

    Pinging the machines, using the DHCP client table ip info. 2 vista machines can "see" the other but not the Win7 nor xp machines. and vice versa. I am begining to suspect the issue may be with the Router? but why that should be? I am at a complete loss?

    The Win7 (Dell) is running McAffee (Pre-installed by Dell) the 2 Vista Machines have the latest Norton (NIS) the xp machine has (as yet) only the windows Firewall etc.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
    OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T6600 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 4089 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GS, 512 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 450940 MB, Free - 154627 MB; D: Total - 25984 MB, Free - 6825 MB;
    Motherboard: MEDION, P6618
    Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

    pete
     
  2. etaf

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    some router will isolate the wireless from the LAN connections - theres an option in the configuration pages to set that
    so is it a wireless / LAN connected PC issue ?

    also check your firewalls on all the PCs are allowing access

    A few links below that may help

    Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html

    Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

    Share-files between windows7 and xp
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

    I need to share files between windows xp and Windows 7
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...s-xp-and/ac06b348-648c-41e5-aa9b-109abf314e85

    Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/184232/set_up_your_home_network_windows_7_edition.html
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/12246/share-a-printer-on-your-network-from-vista-or-xp-to-windows-7/
     
  3. Gadgetman43

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    Hi

    Now that`s a Possiblity? and I will look into it ASAP. Just one thing. IF that is the case The wiFi enabled devices cannot access the I-Pad? (which is a wifi device?)

    Pete
     
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