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So I've got my laptop running Vista Ultimate connected wirelessly to my router. My sig rig, running XP, is connected via CAT 5 or whatever. Both access the internet just fine, no problems at all. But...I want to network these guys.

I've set up the home network on XP just fine. But using Vista on the laptop I cant seem to connect to the home network. Nothing I click on seems to work. I'm new to Vista's networking features, soooo....What do I do to get my laptop and PC on the same sheet of music??
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Are they in the same workgroup? Also what level of trust did you set for your network? If you set it to something besides home network, it will probally block out the other PC's from seeing it.
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Are they in the same workgroup? Also what level of trust did you set for your network? If you set it to something besides home network, it will probally block out the other PC's from seeing it.
Getting them in the same workgroup appears to be the problem. Sooo, the short answer is no, not yet. And I've set the laptop up with the home network settings.
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Well on Vista the Workgroup defaults to the name: "WORKGROUP" and on XP it defaults to "MSHOME," So just change it to WORKGROUP in XP and after that the computers will pretty much automatically detect each other when you go into "Network" on the start bar in Vista. Filesharing should set up automatically, to set up network printers you have to go into printers and add one from the network. I had the same problem.
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I had this problem on Vista - Change the Workgroup to MSHOME and it should work

EDIT: Damn you Joe!
    
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Worked like a charm JoeUbi. Too easy a fix I guess. Thanks guys, i'm rockin' and rollin' now! REPS around.
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post #7 of 15
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Whoop....still a problem.

On my laptop, I can the shared drives on my PC.

But when I go into networking on my PC, I can't see any shared drives on the laptop....
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In your Network Properties (can't remember, not on Vista anymore), do you have Password Protection for Filesharing/Printer Sharing disabled?
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I know xp, not vista yet....did you right click the properties of the files and allow them to be shared?

*edit...in xp it should have a hand under it, if it is shared. Try setting permissions in the drive properties
    
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post #10 of 15
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In your Network Properties (can't remember, not on Vista anymore), do you have Password Protection for Filesharing/Printer Sharing disabled?
Yep it says password required. I'm looking for where to disable that.

Edit - The option to turn off the pw is right underneathe.

I swear Vista makes this crap TOO easy. I'm used to having to look all over for crap in XP. With Vista, it's all right in front of your face.
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