Windows Vista & Windows XP can’t see each otherLocked
I have an XP based computer and a Vista based computer joined together through a modem/router. Both can access Internet but they can’t see each other on the network map even though both have shared public folders, are in the same work group. In Vista, the network is set as private network so it is expected that devices on the network are discoverable. I have downloaded and installed the Link Layer Topology Discovery protocol on the XP computer, so that Vista computer is expected to see the XP computer. I can’t ping the Vista computer from XP though I can do the same from Vista to XP after installing the LLTD on XP. On the Vista computer I can ping localhost but I can’t ping the IP address assigned by the router which has DHCP turned on. Is this something to do with the Vista setup? I then took the router/modem off so no Internet and connected a crossover cat5 cable between the two computers, give them a fixed IP address each, they still can’t see each other. I want the computers to be able to see each other and to map drives for shared directories.