My network has 3 computers accessing the internet with no problem. One is connected to the router via Ethernet and the other 2 are wireless. When I first set it up, all 3 computers were using XP. I was able to print to either of 2 printers AND "see" shared folders from all 3 computers.
Then, I installed Vista on my desktop (Ethernet connection) and since that time I have not been able to print or share files between computer. Still, all 3 computers can access the internet just as before.
I've done everything I can think of to get full access to shared folders without success. All computers are in the same WorkGroup name and all have had the network software ran several times. All computers are firewalled. I'm using WPA security with broadcast SSID on.
I'm thinking of giving the system one more try (installing a new WorkGroup name, etc. Somewhere in this forum I saw a link to a checklist to run when setting up a network. I believe it was on a MS site, but maybe it wasn't.
Anyone know of a good checklist to run for one final attempt to reinstall my network? I miss not being able to use our printers from my laptop and also to transfer files.
An added reason for getting my network back is to access is Tivo. I just setup my Tivo to interface with my network via Tivo Desktop. My idea is to be able to transfer a few movies to my laptop for traveling, but my laptop is unable to see my Tivo when running Tivo Desktop. My desktop sees my Tivo hard drive and work fine with the transfer of videos.