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Vista Laptop cannot connect to XP users

I just got a Laptop running Vista Ultimate (64-bit), and was trying to connect it to the network so that I could print documents on the networked printer.

My laptop is in the same workgroup, and the connection is set to "private." Network Discovery is turned on as well, but the laptop cannot connect to any computer running XP. (I can connect to my Vista Desktop, and the desktop can connect to the XP users). I have tried connecting with and without the windows firewall enabled on the laptop.

I can see the XP computers in my Network window, but when i try to click on them, I get an error saying "Windows cannot access \\DesktopName". The XP computers get a similar error when trying to connect to the Laptop as well

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  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

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  • supernovajm Jan 31, 2009

    I checked all of those boxes on the xp computer hosting the printer, and it still isn't connecting (the laptop didnt have those exact names but the ones that looked relevant were already checked)

  • supernovajm Feb 02, 2009

    One Desktop running XP is connected to the pinter for the whole network.
    The Desktop running Vista is connected through an ethernet cable to the wireless router, and all the other computers (including the XP Desktop with the printer, and the Vista laptop with the problem) are connected through wifi on that router.

    The Router is a Linksys WRT54GS (v4 i think).
    The Vista Laptop is running Wireless-G, and the rest of the computers on wifi are wireless-B


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I have included 3 solutions below.

SOLUTION # 1
1. Make sure you can see each other, for example ping.
2. Make sure you enable file sharing.
3. Make sure they are in the same workgroup.
4. If they would like to access each by using the netbios name, make sure enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP.
5. Make sure no firewall/security software block sharing.
6. It is easy and safe to use Public sharing.
7. You may try to disable Password protection sharing.
8. Disable the IPv6 from the property page of the NIC.
9. Make sure you have assigned permissions in the Security tab in the Properties of the shared folder.
10. Reset Network Security LAN Manager Authentication Level from the default setting (NTLMv2 only) to Send LM & NTLM - use NTLMv2 session if negotiated.
11. It is no recommended to leave the blank password fro the remote access.
12. If you run Network Map on a Vista, computers that are running XP do not appear on the network diagram, you may want to download the Windows XP package (LLTD):
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120

SOLUTION # 2

  1. To open the Network Connections folder, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then double-click Network Connections.
  2. Click Create a new connection, and then click Next
  3. Click Connect to the network at my workplace, and then click Next.
  4. Click Virtual Private Network connection, click Next.
  5. Type a descriptive name, and click Next.
  6. If you are already connected to the Internet, click Do not dial the initial connection
  7. Type the host name or IP address of the computer to which you are connecting, and then click Next.
  8. Choose whether you want this connection to be shared by all users (Anyone's use) of this computer, or only for yourself.
  9. Click Next, and then click Finish to end the Setup process.
SOLUTION #3
A. Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network (LAN)
traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, this means allowing File/Printer
Sharing on the Exceptions tab. Normally running the Network Setup Wizard on
XP will take care of this for those machines.The only "gotcha" is that this
will turn on the XPSP2 Windows Firewall. If you aren't running a
third-party firewall or have an antivirus with "Internet Worm
Protection" (like Norton 2006/07) which acts as a firewall, then you're
fine. With third-party firewalls, I usually configure the LAN allowance
with an IP range. Ex. would be 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you
would substitute your correct subnet. Do not run more than one firewall. DO
NOT TURN OFF FIREWALLS; CONFIGURE THEM CORRECTLY.

B. For ease of organization, put all computers in the same Workgroup. This
is done from the System applet in Control Panel, Computer Name tab.

C. Create matching user accounts and passwords on all machines. You do not
need to be logged into the same account on all machines and the passwords
assigned to each user account can be different; the accounts/passwords just
need to exist and match on all machines. DO NOT NEGLECT TO CREATE
PASSWORDS, EVEN IF ONLY SIMPLE ONES.

D. If one or more of the computers is XP Pro or Media Center, turn off
Simple File Sharing (Folder Options>View tab).

E. Create shares as desired. XP Home does not permit sharing of users' home
directories or Program Files, but you can share folders inside those
directories. A better choice is to simply use the Shared Documents folder.



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Go to control panel>>add and remove prgrams>>click on add/reomve windows components on the left panel.
make sure you have the system CD.
put a check mark in "networking services" and "other network files and print services" install the addtional services.
check the share volume, make sure you have given the user rights to access the drive.

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    Frank Feb 02, 2009

    what is the network setup? what is connected to what?

  • Frank
    Frank Feb 03, 2009

    you mean the desktop PC is the print server??

    in other words, the printer is connected to the Desktop only, and you want printer to the dekstop printer?

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