I am trying to set up a home network for file sharing between a desktop PC (Windows XP) and a laptop (Windows Vista. Although apparently setting up correctly on each neither seems to detect the other. When checking Network only the network place for that machine is shown. Help and advice please?
LLTD was installed with XP SP3. I have Zone Alarm as my firewall, but all the settings on this seem OK. I can confirm that I do not see the laptop on the XP desktop machine. I have set up networks before and have not come across this problem before!
Hi Brundle, There has been a development, when accessing "View Workgroup Computers" on the XP Machine it can see the Vista one, but I get the message stating that is not accessible and that permissions may be required. The Vista machine still does not detect the XP one.
On the XP machine nbtstat -n still shows only the XP machine and on the Vista only that machine.
After some work the desktop is now visible on the laptop Network screen, and the laptop is visible on the desktop Network Places. Unfortunately I am unable to access files from remote machine from either.