Network between xp laptop and vista laptop

By mamun16 ·
I have two laptops, one is running under vista os and other is xp. I am sharing my internet connection with a router Dlink-600. Both laptop are connected via wireless connection. Both are getting internet connection properly. but when i try to access other computer through LAN i am not getting that. Both laptop can ping the router but not the other. Both laptop are in the same work group. My concern is to access the computers.
Please help to fix the problem.

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Windows Firewall

by robo_dev In reply to Network between xp laptop ...

disable it.

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by ahmadraza_s In reply to Windows Firewall

Yes Disable windows firewall on both laptops. and if still facing problem then check your Anti-virus firewall May be it is blocking the access between both Laptops.

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Firewall/network location ip-services

by TobiF In reply to Network between xp laptop ...

On the firewall, you need to ensure that you specifically open for windows networking.

On the Vista machine, the easiest way to do this (and more) is to declare the "Network place" as "Home".

Also, you need to make sure that on both computers wifi-connections you have activated "Windows networking" (the client) and "Windows printer and file sharing" (the server)

Oh, you should check that workgroup name is the same on both computers.

In order for the computers to easier find each other, I'd suggest you set up the router to always assign the same ip-addresses to them. (If your router can't do it with its native firmware, install dd-wrt on it (should work on your router,
Then enter these addresses in your both computers' hosts file (C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc)
(Due to UAC, you'll have to fight a little to put it in place on the Vista machine, but don't give up.)

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