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Home Network XP/Vista

By jsexton9 ·
I've been all over the Net, not only here but also on Microsoft and several other technical forums. There are many, many complaints similar to mine, and (so far) no solution that works for me.

The problem: I have an HP Pavilion desktop running XP and a Toshiba laptop running Vista. So far I have put in the equivalent of about a week of 24-hour days trying to establish a viable network between the two. Occasionally, I have been successful for all of about 10 or 15 minutes!

The desktop has no problem seeing and accessing the laptop. During the occasional "window", the laptop actually can do the same in the other direction. That lasts for the aforesaid 10 to 15 minutes. Non-communication periods then persist for days at a time.

The desktop is wired to a Netgear WGT624, with which the laptop communicates wirelessly. There is no Internet connectivity issue for either machine.

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What routes between the two networks

by The 'G-Man.' In reply to Home Network XP/Vista

wired & wireless

Or are they on the same segment?

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If you have some spare money

by Dumphrey In reply to Home Network XP/Vista

try a different router thats Vista certified.... I know I know, but Vista has a brand new networking stack and we know how much MS sticks to standards.

The compatibility of your router is listed as "unknown"
http://tinyurl.com/5c83rf

Does it matter if you plug the vista machine in to a wire instead of wireless?

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