Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


XP Home/Vista network issues

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 webrat


  • Members
  • 138 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:02:34 AM

Posted 07 January 2009 - 08:35 PM

Hey folks,

I recently added a Vista based laptop to our little home network. All seemed in order as the laptop got to grips with the network and connected to the internet immediately, with no fuss. Then I noticed it was not file-sharing, or even showing the other workgroup computers at all. I checked all the settings for Vista to enable file and printer sharing (Private network and all the other stuff in the drop down menus). Nothing. I dropped the firewall on our Norton product. Nothing. I switched everything off and started again. It worked.

Next day I tried it again and had the same problem. No network comps showing at all (despite seeing them on the XP based machines) no networked printer. Just an internet connection. I did all the above again but this time nothing worked. The Vista machine simply would not recognise anything but the internet connection. I resorted to configuring the Norton firewall as a last resort, changing some of the inbound NetBIOS settings and File Sharing after much reading up on it. Nothing.

I have heard that people have made this kind of set-up work, and I'm familiar with basic networking but this one has me completely stumped. If anyone has any thoughts it would be really useful.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users