wireless network - XP and Vista computers
hi guys, sorry to post a new thread about this problem but i was unable to find out any solution at all, here is my problem: i have a XP computer and new laptop with Vista, when i first installed the LAN network it worked find, i could see the shared folders from both computers, but couple of days later i could see my laptop from the XP computer but the laptop did not see the XP computer, i don't know the cause of this... and the next problem with wiriless network is that my laptop can't see the wifi network, i have checked the router the connection the hardware in laptop = nothing, i know the wirelles connection on my Xp computer is working because i need it for my internet connection and my sister with her laptop uses the wirelles network to connect to interenet, so can you please help to solve this out? what am i doing wrong? thanks for any answers...
June 13th, 2007 8:27pm
You might want to start by checking the firewall settings on your Vista machine, after taking a look at my computer blog on how I successfully resolved theXP <> Vista networking issue at http://www.svabhinava.org/Dia-Gnosis/SuntharVisuvalingam/ComputerBlogs/VistaXP-frame.php http://forums.microsoft.com/technet/ShowPost.aspx?postid=1683125&siteid=17 Sunthar PS. Were you initially able to access (read / write) the shared drives, or just see them without being able to do anything else (not the same thing)?
June 14th, 2007 1:58am
hey there, i have successfully get the LAN working...i installed the latest Zonealarm for Vista and sudenly it worked so let just hope that it will be kept in that way for a while... but wirelles network is still not working... i dunno what to do, i have searched this entire forum and tryed everything but the only answer i got was silence of the wi-fi network...
June 14th, 2007 11:22pm
hey there, the LAN is working... i have installed the latest version of Zonealarm and sudenly it worked but the wirelles network is still inactive, i dunno what to do, i have tried your guides but nothing happened... the wi-fi in my laptop does not see the router that i use for internet connection...
June 14th, 2007 11:24pm
See the questions that I posed just now to someone else having a similat connectivity problem with the wireless router: http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1718759&SiteID=17 As for the detailed instructions referred to in my earlier post, they are intended to integrate the new Vista machine into a preexisting XP (home) network. This is not the same thing as Internet connectivity through a (wireless) router. For example, our new Vista machine was able to immediately detect the wireless gateway, autoconfigureand connect to the Internet. However, it was not part of the same network yet (let alone access for file sharing, etc.). Sunthar
June 15th, 2007 10:05pm