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Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

ageinghippy
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Registered: ‎14-08-2009

Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

Got a small home Vista network,
2 pc's (A: Cat5 Desktop (Vista Premium), B:Wireless Laptop (Vista Home))
Thompson Router
Vista Extender
PC A: can see all devices, PC B and its public folders
PC B: can see all devices but not PC A?
Both run Norton 360's firewall
Both can access Internet through router
ANy ideas why A can see B but B cannot see A:?

Thanks in anticipation
Trev
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Nick_Russell
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Registered: ‎10-05-2007

Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

Maybe Vista Premium security settings?  Are both machines in the same Workgroup (or whatever the Vista equivalent is)?
If you want to waste a day, try getting a Vista and XP machine to see each other!
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Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

Have you got exactly the same user names and passwords set up on both machines?
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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ageinghippy
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Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

No different usernames and passwords
ageinghippy
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Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

Quote from: Nick
Maybe Vista Premium security settings?  Are both machines in the same Workgroup (or whatever the Vista equivalent is)?
If you want to waste a day, try getting a Vista and XP machine to see each other!


Year both in workgroup 'WORKGROUP'
Trev
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Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

have you tried disabling Norton
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Re: Small Home Network PC Visabilty Prob

Is Vista the same as XP in that you have to make sure that the LAN connection properties has File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks enabled on both PCs. Also on XP the Professional defaults to higher security than the Home edition so I guess that could be similar.
jelv (a.k.a Spoon Whittler)
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