NetBIOS vs WSD
I have two computers (both Acer laptops, called A & B, both running Vista Home Premium, service Pack 2) hooked up to a (wireless) network. The problem is that I can access resources (access public files, printer) on computer B from computer A, but not the other way around. On computer A I can see both A & B in the Network Explorer screen and Discovery Method is listed as WSD for both. However, on computer B, Discovery Method is listed as NetBIOS for computer A. (Sometimes I actually cannot see neiter A nor B, but they are visible via "View full map" in the Network Center.) If I type \\A on computer B, I get back the message that Windows cannot access \\A. If I "diagnose" the problem, it correctly comes back with the IP address, but nothing more helpful. I've set the Network Center settings the same, also the Windows Firewall (on, Private network), both run MacAfee SecurityCenter. I've tried to connect directly to the router (so not wireless), but no change. Anyone out there with an idea ??
October 31st, 2009 12:44am

Hi Smbjerke,As the issue is more related to Vista operation system, I would like to suggest that you initial a new thread in the Vista Networking forum for better and accurate answer to the question. The community members and support professionals there can help you in a more efficient way.Windows Vista Networkinghttp://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistanetworking/threadsBest Regards,Wilson JiaThis posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
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November 2nd, 2009 6:35am

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