Networking with Vista Basic

  bribow 19:15 30 Apr 2007

Am I right in assuming that One can't set up a network using Vista Home Basic?

I have been trying to do this for a WEEK now and I have pulled ALL my hair out....

I have a desktop running XP and attached is a Netgear router, I am using a laptop with XP to access my network, BUT I have just bought a new laptop with 'Vista Home Basic' on it for family use, I have tried just about everything I know to get it up and running on my network without success.

I would REALLY apreciate help with this....

Thanks for taking the time to read my post.


  setecio 19:47 30 Apr 2007

Hope this helps :

Go into network and sharing centre in control panel, manage network connections, right click on wireless connection and untick IP6 !!

It improved my wireless dramtically

  Ashrich 22:57 30 Apr 2007

Hello , first of all , make sure both PC's are in the same workgroup , then on the

  Ashrich 23:05 30 Apr 2007

( cont. ) Vista PC go to the Network and Sharing centre and turn on Network Discovery , File Sharing and Public Folder Sharing , turn off Password Protected sharing for now and run the Network wizard , putting the laptop in the MSHOME workgroup , then on the XP PC go to Network Connections and set up a new network . Put the PC in the MSHOME workgroup and give it a name , finish the wizard , without transferring any settings . Turn off , for now , both firewalls and try looking for each PC in My Networks or Windows Explorer . Sorry for the split post , not too sure what happened !


  dave16v1 15:21 03 May 2007

hi there, i had serious probs with my lappy with vista and aol broadband to make it go wireless, but i did solve the prob with no help from aol at all nor my lappy maker, i f you need help mail me and i will sort this prob for you, i have already helped many peolpe and they are all now wireless, i would imagine this is your prob, u have laptop with either internal adapter which aol says is not compatible you are running vista with aol as ur isp ,if this sounds fimilar mail me its easily fixed.

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