neophite - 11:23 pm on Jun 17, 2008 (gmt 0) Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ok, this may have been talked about before but I couldn't find a thread on point, so here goes (i'm sorry about the length but I'm trying to thorough): How the heck do I get Vista to "see" the shared files on my XP computer on my home network?
I have a homeoffice network that WAS running two XP computers through a Linksys WRT54GS router to a DSL to the internet. the router came with a networking software called "EasyLink Adviser", which i used to set up the network. the printer was shared through one of the two computers.
I bought a new computer with Vista on it, and tried to network it to the XP. I downloaded the new IP protocol to the XP and changed the network group to WORKGROUP on both computers. I made the network on the Vista "private" and set the public and file share options without passwords. I also set some of the files on the XP to "shared", and ran the network wizard.
XP can now see all the public files on Vista and access the printer through Vista. BUT Vista cannot see the shared files on XP (under "network" using Vista's version of Windows Explorer) and does not display XP on "Network and sharing". However, Vista DOES display XP on "View full Map" and will give me the XP details when i run the mouse over its icon. Also, the "Easylink Adviser" software on both computers shows both computers. I've tried mapping the shared files on the XP from the Vista but I get an error messages saying the XP is not set up right or something.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.