01-30-2010 05:00 PM - edited 01-30-2010 05:12 PM
Try this if you haven't already done so.
Start -- Control Panel -- Network and Sharing Centre -- Change Advanced Sharing Settings.
Open the 'Home or Work (current profile), via the dropdown arrow on right.
Scroll down and select Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers.
It is up to you if you turn OFF or ON the password option above it.
Click 'Save Changes' at bottom.
Do this on both m/c's and re- logon. ( Or better still, Do a reboot on both.)
I have turned off 'Homegroup'
01-31-2010 05:50 AM - edited 01-31-2010 05:52 AM
Ok, the oddness continues. I have not done any password settings etc now, I just added the XP computer to the network. All exceptions for the MAC addresses were made and now my Windows 7 and XP see eachother beautifully - the problem is that Vista or XP don't find eachother at all!
This is getting bizarre as all settings in the network are similar :D XP has SP3 installed and I installed additional protocols to the network adapter, nothing else had to be done aside from the network map of Norton to be configured. This is starting to get fairly odd honestly :/
I'm starting to think the problem has to do with Vista as it is the only computer with the problems, although now that Norton has been reinstalled I can connect to Vista's shared Canon printer from Seven. XP and Seven seem to get along just fine without doing much.
01-31-2010 06:35 AM
I haven't got Vista, only XP & Win 7.
But I believe it's similar to Win-7.
When I can not see the pc's in 'Network', it's mostly because I haven't , Selected the ' 'Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers', option on the Win 7 m/c, in 'Change Advanced Sharing Settings'.
I'm sure if you run through all the options on that Page, you will sort it.
There are two dropdown lists on that page, 'Home or Work (current profill)' and ' Public'.
I don't think it's to do with Norton
I will set up a Vista, and see if I come across anything.
Let me know if you get it going.
01-31-2010 11:29 AM
Configured a private home DHCP server on my Alink router. After that I could see all the computers but could not connect to internet (I guess it's because the settings I used), but it seems that Norton let all stuff through in the local subnet. Now I am not in a one, or so the computers think, and that leads to me being unable to share. Now I can connect from Win7 to Vista and XP, from XP to Win7, and from Vista to Win7, but Vista and XP remain dead for each other. When I had the local subnet up, I could ping and browse both computers. I hate this ;_;
No need to allow anything more on Win7 as I can print on the Vista, but the XP still remains dead. Trying MAC-configured firewall exception next.
01-31-2010 01:27 PM - edited 01-31-2010 01:29 PM
Have set up vista and managed to get it talking to W 7 and XP
Although I will say it was more by luck, than judgement.
Don't know if you tried this.
With the XP, I find that if it doesn't show other pc's, I sometimes have to :-
Collapse 'My Network Places.
Then right click it and select 'Explore' ( not expand)
If explore doesn't show, hold the 'Shift' key while right clicking.
Then go -- Entire Network -- Microsoft Windows Network -- Workgroup.
( or whatever the network group is called )
Sometime I have to wait a while to let it load.
On the vista it was ok after I Shared the Public 'User' in C:\ drive.
Plus setting up the 'Sharing and Discovery' page.
If I can be of any more help, let me know.
01-31-2010 11:59 PM
I'll continue tweaking today, though it seems that when I set up my router DHCP it works fine (coz it creates a local subnet and Norton and Vista apparently both like local subnets..) The only thing that doesn't work after that is DNS, so I'll have to call my ISP for some advice on this matter.
Thanks a bunch for your suggestions, seems like this problem relates to more than Norton and Vista solely, afterall :)
02-02-2010 07:08 AM
The problem was related to my router (A-Link RR55AP) which I had to configure for about dozen a times to get it working. For anyone else configuring the router (anyone who is Finnish anyway) this problem can be solved with this manual:
The router's menus are rather.. special. The configuration of DHCP is simple, yet all settings need to be exactly right for it to work.
After setting up a local subnet and a local IP range all problems were gone :) I've also, though, allowed NetBIOS and Windows File Sharing in local subnets in Norton's firewall settings - makes things a bit faster.
Thanks a bunch for your help!
02-02-2010 09:53 AM
Enjoy your networking.
If you are satisfied that your networking is now OK.
Please mark it as 'Solved', in the relevant post, so others with same problem can quickly go to the answer.