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network issue

by FpLiOnYkD / January 31, 2007 2:19 AM PST

Bought a new laptop with Vista Home premium yesterday and the the laptop found my home network and printer with no problem. Today, it can't find a thing. I did upgrade McAfee and loaded one game and palm software, other than that, nothing new. Any ideas would be appreciated. oh, the other computers are running XP Home, service pack 2. Thanks.

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Found a solution
by FpLiOnYkD / January 31, 2007 10:01 AM PST
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I was able to run the network setup wizard on my XP comuter to a SD card. I then used it on the Vista computer. Things went OK, but I did get an error message at the end. However, it did work. Still don't know why the Vista computer saw everyting on the network yesterday and not today, but at least I have them networked now.

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Vista Home Networking Problem
by e2a2j / February 3, 2007 1:46 AM PST
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I added a new vista laptop to my home network. Internet connectivity works fine, but I cannot see the other computers (that are running XP) and printers on my network from the Vista machine. File and printer sharing is on. Network discovery is on. "Private" network type selected. Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.

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Try this
by FpLiOnYkD / February 3, 2007 7:59 AM PST

Run the Network setup wizard on your XP machine. (in the control panel) When it asks to create a network disk, choose this option. I had to use a secure digital card for this. Then use the disk on your vista machine. You will get an error at the end of installation, but it will work anyway. You should then be able to see the other computers. Hope this helps, worked for me.

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Vistan network with XP
by e2a2j / February 3, 2007 10:32 AM PST
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Thanks. I got the other computers to show up on the network map, but am still not able to map them in the file directory or access files/printers...

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Vista XP Home netwroking proble,
by mduski / February 11, 2007 3:03 AM PST

Had identical problem. You should update XP computer from MS web site article KB922120.

Ran ipconfig/all in dos window, found my DNS server was set for my DLS modem.

I had configured my NIC to auto configure IP settings. I changed auto configure DNS server to "Use the following" and set it to the address of my router. (In this case

This made other computers on my network appear as if by magic.

Of course, all other network configurations are correct. Give it a try.

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