Home Network Problems

  hockeystar1985 17:47 22 Jul 2007

I've tried to add a new desktop PC running Vista to my home network and it's messed the whole thing up.

I can see the other 2 PC's (both running xp) on the network from the vista machine but can't access any files.

Now neither of the XP machines can see other PC's!

Help needed as I've tried to re-run the network setup wizard but that hasn't worked...

  ambra4 04:40 24 Jul 2007

Network Adapter Setup on the Computer

Also called a LAN card (Local Area Network) or NIC card (Network Interface Connection)

1. Click “Start”, “Settings” Network Connection

2. Double-click on the “Network Connection

3. Left-click on the “Local Area Connection” associated with your network adapter

Select “Properties” from the drop-down menu.

4. In the “Local Area Connection Properties” window all boxes should be ticked

Tick the box “Show Icon in Notification Area When Connected,

An Icon will appear in the task bar when you have finish the setup

5. Click “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” Click the “Properties” button

6. Select “Obtain an IP address automatically

7. Select “Obtain DNS server address automatically”

Do Not Change Any Other Setting

8. Click “OK”.

Your computer network card is now configured for use with the Modem/Router

Other Network Connection Setting

Start- Setting-Network Connection-New Connection Wizard-next-Connect to the Internet

Next-Set Up My Connection Manually-next-Click Connect using a broadband connection that is always on next Finish

  ambra4 04:47 24 Jul 2007

Get the XP PC working first and then add the Vista PC
Don't use Vista so unable to say how set up network

I will not install Vista until SP2 is out will stick XP until bill fix all the problems

As been through these problems with 98SE,2000,XP so don't more headache.

  hockeystar1985 21:50 24 Jul 2007

Ok ambra4 I tried that, i can now see the other XP machine but when i click on the icon it brings up a message:

\\(PC NAME)is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have permissions.

The network path was not found.

Any ideas??

  ambra4 23:02 24 Jul 2007

If any firewalls are installed on any of the PCs, uninstall them.

This includes Zone Alarm, Sygate, Kerio, Norton Internet Security, Zero Knowledge Freedom, Cisco VPN Client, F-Secure, McAfee Firewall, Trend Micro, etc.

In many cases, disabling the firewall is not enough; you have to actually uninstall it.

Do not install or re-install the firewall until after you have the network functioning properly.

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