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Topic # 49643 19-Nov-2009 20:57
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have a vista computer and a xp laptop, laptop shows up on the vista computer network bit,(the vista computer can also"see" it self on its own network page)
but the vista computer doesnt show up on the laptops network, (network page im meaning)
the vista computer could be hidden for some reason? \any help?
thanks

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  Reply # 274590 19-Nov-2009 21:21
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try opening my computer on the xp machine
type \\vistaname\ into the address bar. vista name is the network name of the vista pc.
to find the name of a pc, right click on my computer / computer and select properties - will be in there somewhere.

You will also need to share a folder by right clicking it on the vista pc and go to the sharing tab, otherwise with nothing shared, there is no reason for it to be seen in the network.

Also you will want to go to control panel > network and sharing centre and turning on file and printer sharing for anonymous or public access.




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  Reply # 274604 19-Nov-2009 22:39
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You can resolve this as follows, it is a known issue.
Ensure that each PC has the same workgroup name. Either both as WORKGROUP that XP uses or both as MSHOME which Vista uses. Or any name you wish as long as they are the same on both PC's.



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  Reply # 275249 22-Nov-2009 18:59
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hello, im sure they are both named mshome (screen shots attached) im just trying to print from the laptop which is plugged into the back of the router, using the printer plugged into the desktop comp (desktop comp is plugged into router aswell)
I was able to get the xp screen shot transferred over the shared folder network,
But I cant even ?see? the vista computer from the xp computer,

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  Reply # 275308 22-Nov-2009 22:09
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Is there any firewall running on the vista computer? Try turning it off and then checking it from the xp computer




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  Reply # 275605 23-Nov-2009 20:03
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yes thanks its showing now, is there any way i can add an exception or anything?
thanks

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  Reply # 275645 23-Nov-2009 22:18
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By going into the control panel > windows firewall, you will find the exceptions in there. Normally you just need to tick windows file and printer sharing.

However if you are using norton or another firewall / security system other than the windows built in one, you will have to work out how to add the exceptions using its instruction manual.




Ray Taylor
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  Reply # 275919 24-Nov-2009 19:02
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ok, do you know how to do it on bit defender
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  Reply # 275937 24-Nov-2009 19:43
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You will have to fiddle around or check the help menu from within bit defender. Most firewalls allow you to select a profile or type of network you are on. If you have this option, choose small office or company network - or something to that effect.




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  Reply # 275939 24-Nov-2009 19:44
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See this page in the bitdefender support forum
http://forum.bitdefender.com/index.php?showtopic=3038&mode=threaded&pid=15570




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