1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Vista - XP networking problem

Discussion in 'Networking' started by paranormal, Oct 2, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. paranormal

    paranormal Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    I have a HP laptop with 64 bit windows Vista Ultimate on it and a Desktop with Windows XP sp3 on it. I tried to connect them together using a Linksys wireless router, with Laptop connected wireless and Desktop with cable. I have been successful in sharing the internet over the two but haven't been able to create a full functioning Home network. Though both the computers can ping each other i havent been able to share files. I have them over the same workgroup and have also disabled the firewalls on the computers (Norton on Laptop and Kaspersky on desktop) Windows firewall is also disabled. The machines detect each other but when i click to view the shared files it gives an error as

    "" \\Laptop is not accessible.You might not have the permission to use this network resource.Contack network administrator .........""

    I have identical user accounts on both machines aswell .

    I have been tearing my hair apart over this from last couple of days....:(

    Plz plz pzl help me :confused:
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Messages:
    78,205
    First Name:
    Terry
    Have you enabled file sharing on both PCs?

    Non-Windows firewalls often block stuff unless they are properly configured for the desired access or completely and cleanly uninstalled. Sometimes 'disable' or 'turn off' will suffice.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    Turn off password protected sharing on the Vista machine as well.
     
  4. paranormal

    paranormal Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    THANKS FOR UR RESPONSE

    Actually i dont kno exactly how but i managed to get them to working. Maybe becoz i enabled Guest Sharing on the Vista Machine....:confused: .

    Sorry For my late reply .
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    Thanks for the feedback.

    You can mark your own threads solved using the [​IMG] button at the top of the first page of the thread in the upper left corner.© :)
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/755361

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice