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I have a Windows XP pc which routes the internet through a Wireless Network Adapter.
In addition I have Windows Vista and Windows 8 pcs that simultaneously connect over this network.
I can view all these 3 pcs on Windows XP and Windows 8, but not on Vista. For checking whether it would be a problem only with Windows XP, I even tried making a computer-to-computer network with Windows 8 and in Windows 8, I can see the Vista but on Vista I can't see Windows 8 pc.

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  • Verify the network settings for all the PCs are set to public networks. My guess Vista is set to share its own files but not discovery devices on the network.
    – Ramhound
    Feb 21 '13 at 13:14
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Try checking your services ,look to see if any services related to network or remote access are disabled or not running. You will want a reference guide for services ,check out this link first:

http://www.tweakhound.com/vista/tweakguide/page_7.htm

Most problems I've had with networking multiple PCs together and accessing them with Vista has been a services issue. Look through the table from the link and see what services are disabled or just not running because they're set to manual. Tweak-hound and windows-club are great resources to reference but do be sure to BACK UP because mistakes can happen when making advanced tweaks to any part of your system. I have many PCs ranging from XP to 7 and my main system is Vista 64 bit.

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I ran the Vista on Safe Mode with Networking and all the computers were viewable. With msconfig typed and entered on Run I checked all the services to find which one was preventing the computers from being seen and finally it was - Symantec Settings Manager (ccSetMgr) on Services under Task manager. Once I unchecked that in msconfig, all devices were viewable.

But since disabling the Symantec would disable many of its features, I went into Norton Internet Security -> Internet Security and Firewall Options -> Advanced Settings -> General Rules -> Configure. There the 'Default Inbound NetBIOS ' over UDP Protocol was Blocked then I unblocked it and rebooted the pc. And finally Symantec runs without interfering with the private network.

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