XP Host - Vista client - ad-hoc wireless network

XP Host - Vista client - ad-hoc wireless network

Post by Q2xpdmVEYX » Tue, 25 Aug 2009 18:33:01


On the Vista client, can see the "gateway" and am able to use the internet
connection share at the XP host.
For some reason, however, cannot see the shared folders even though it is
connected to the ad-hoc network.
On an XP client, I have no such problem; can access all shared folders and
can also access the ICS.
I have 3 pcs; desktop host with XP, laptop client with XP and laptop client
with Vista. This last one is the problem.
I've read all the help on not seeing folders, at the Vista end and seem to
have everything correct. All SPs are loaded uptodate on the XP host.
H E L P!
 
 
 

XP Host - Vista client - ad-hoc wireless network

Post by Jack [MVP- » Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:09:09

Hi
Ad-Doc works well between two computers, once you have more than two YMMV.
If the Ad-Hoc per-se is working correctly and there is a valid concurrent
connection between the computers, then it is a matter of Files and Printer
Sharing.
Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.yqcomputer.com/ #trusted
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Windows XP File Sharing -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;304040
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Sharing between Windows XP and Mac -
http://www.yqcomputer.com/
Jack (MVP-Networking).