general network problem

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by mickey, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. mickey

    mickey Guest

    Hi All
    I am trying to setup a wireless network in my home. I have done this before
    but this time I can not get anything working.
    I have an xp desktop attached to a belkin wireless router. I also have a
    vista laptop with in intel wireless nic.
    I have setup the router and can attach to that network but niether computer
    can see the other. Each can ping itself and the router but not each other.
    I have turned all firewalls off (temporaily) and the results is the same. A
    friend said that he thought that vista's file nad printer sharing service is
    not working properly. How can I provr or disprove this theory.

    mickey, Jul 22, 2010
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  2. You need to check more systematic list of items to check
    (e.g. folder sharing) and in which order. will probably be helpful. Vista and
    XP use different networking setup methods, I think, so you may need
    first to select one and then make the other conform.
    Don Phillipson, Jul 23, 2010
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  3. mickey

    mickey Guest

    I have followed all these steps and more but to no avail. As I said, the
    connection to the network succeds but neither computer can see the other.
    mickey, Jul 23, 2010
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