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Networking Issue In Vista


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#1 saketh

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 04:11 PM

hi,
I have a toshiba A100-TA9 laptop with vista and a HP desktop with XP on them. I am trying to network them together to share files and a printer. I am connecting through a wired router (DI 604). I downloaded the LLTD on to the xp machine and installed it. I checked to make sure the that both the computers have the same workgroup name. After doing evrything i tried to check to see if the computers are recongized on the network but they aren't. I then tried to ping the desktop from my laptop and vice-versa and they reply back perfectly. But i still don't see them in the network icons on either computers. Any one have any idea what might causing this?

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:56 AM

It's a bit difficult to tell, but I suspect that the router may not be 100% Vista compatible. As such, I'd suggest:
1) Disabling IPv6
2) Disabling the DHCP Broadcast Flag: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/928233
3) Upgrading the firmware in your router.
4) Ensuring that the appropriate options are turned on in the Network and Sharing Center in Vista (Network Discovery, Sharing, etc).

BTW - Have you run the Network Setup Wizard?
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