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Vista and XP Network Issues


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Hephaestus_42

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I have 2 identical Vista laptops, and one XP desktop. The Vista machines are bothe wireless, and the XP is wired.

My problem is this:

Vista machine 1 can see all computers on the network, and can access all computers

XP machine can see all computers, but can only access Vista machine 1

Vista machine 2 can see Vista Machine 1 but not XP machine, however it can see the XP machine as a media device and can access the Windows Media Player library on that machine


I suspect some setting on Vista Machine 2 is causing my issue

Thanks for any suggestions
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Dan

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Hey Hephaestus_42; welcome to G2G :)

I'm sorry for the delay in a response. On each of the machines, please do the following File Sharing Troubleshooting test (i.e. do the Vista test on the Vista machines and the XP test on the XP machine). When you post the results, please label each as you have been (Vista1, Vista2, XP).

Step 1 - File Sharing Troubleshooting (Windows XP):
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ipconfig /all > C:\results.txt
    • net view >> C:\results.txt
    • net share >> C:\results.txt
    • nbtstat -n >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Step 2 - File Sharing Troubleshooting (Windows Vista):
  • Select Start
  • In the Start Search field type cmd -- right-click on the cmd program and choose Run as administrator
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ipconfig /all > C:\results.txt
    • net view >> C:\results.txt
    • net share >> C:\results.txt
    • nbtstat -n >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Thanks,
- Dan
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