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XP and Vista can't see each other


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tjnguyen

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Okay so this started recently but i wasnt bothered with it. I left it alone. A while back I used to transfer a lot of things from my computer to my laptop and my laptop to my computer, my desktop is XP and my laptop is vista. And it worked perfectly, i detected other XP laptops and XP desktops on my network map. But recently, i dont know what happened but it stopped detecting the computers. I checked everything, firewall is off, the registry value is set to 0 for restrictanonymous (i cant access my own laptop sharing), deleted norton off the laptop, and did everything other forums asked me to do. I even installed LLDP for my XP and that didnt help at all. I mean this wasnt the case always, i used to be able to do it but now idk what happened. Even under the Network Map for vista, i See my laptop connected ti something called switch, to gateway then Internet, and under it Is my Desktop connected to switch, but I cant click on it. All my connections are set to private and such too, I dont know what to do, i spent so much time on this, atleast 6 hours today and still figuring it out, and now i need your help!!!

ps. also when i view my network on the vista, i see my laptop and my desktop's name with the icon of a router and a music note, i click on it but it brings up windows media player. Also i think its my laptop to be honest, becuz my desktop can view other computers fine.

Edited by tjnguyen, 12 December 2008 - 08:36 PM.

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Howszit?

Can both systems get to the internet? Open a command prompt on both system and type IPCONFIG /all and then press enter. Each machine will display its IP addressing, Vista will show an IP6 category, but look at the IP4 numbers. Then type PING followed by the address of the other system, (for example, if sys1 is 192.168.0.2 and sys2 is 192.168.0.3 then to ping sys2 from sys1 you would type PING 192.168.0.3 on sys1 and press enter). Do this both ways. If the PING command reports that it cannot reach the address, make sure both systems are on the same subnet mask. Obviously, your ip addresses should be similar, only the last set of numbers different.

If there are not any PING errors on either machine then I'd suggest adjusting your Vista system so that your network location is a "Home" type of network. If that opens the communication again I would try to create a folder shared to the network on both systems and MAP from the Vista machine to the XP to keep the channel open. You may also ask Vista to "Search" for the XP system's name. I'm sorry I can't be more detailed about my answers for Vista as I don't have one of those here, but I do recall using the Vista Search feature to find a workstation on a LAN. And if your Vista machine is set to Private, well then, it will not let you see anything (or anything see it) on the network.

(I have a client whose Vista NB kept losing track of a network printer on a XP system. It appears that Vista will "turn off" local network connections to other systems if they are not active, even though the internet is being accessed through the network. I've established a mapped drive in the network to the XP system so that Vista will activate the network every time its turned on and what used to take two or three minutes to print, now spits out in about 20 seconds... :) )



Hope this helps...
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Nvm i fixed it, my vista's nodetype was set to peer-to-peer, i set it to hybrid and now it works. thanks for helping tho
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