I have a win xp Home computer that needs to be able to access a share on windows vista on a wired network. it almost never works. accessing the vista machine share via newer computers is never a problem even though sometimes they're using exactly the same network hardware.
what happens is that it simply says it's not accessible. I don't even get the login/pswd.
i've tried rebooting both machines.
i tried accessing it by name (D2670) and by IP.
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike>ping 22.214.171.124
Pinging 126.96.36.199 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 188.8.131.52: bytes=32 time=724ms TTL=128 Reply from 184.108.40.206: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=128 Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=8ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 18.104.22.168: Packets: Sent = 3, Received = 3, Lost = 0 (0% loss), Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds: Minimum = 8ms, Maximum = 724ms, Average = 246ms Control-C ^C
tracert confirms it's on our network:
C:\Documents and Settings\Mike>tracert 22.214.171.124
Tracing route to AMontpellier-654-1-97-10.w90-0.abo.wanadoo.fr [126.96.36.199] over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 <1 ms <1 ms <1 ms AMontpellier-654-1-97-10.w90-0.abo.wanadoo.fr [9 0.0.0.10]
I do realize that 188.8.131.52 is a routeable address (i thought it was non-routeable when I chose it).
it's just a simple peer-to-peer network with a single router connecting xp home to vista home premium. no special security or strange network setup.
this xp machine is usually used wirelessly but when i desperately try to make this work, i tend to turn off wireless and connect the wire.
oh yeah, on the vista computer the (windows) firewall is turned off. it didn't help to turn it off...
for other reasons, the xp computer was recently reloaded but the problem continues.
thank you for your help--this is driving me crazy!