Home network Vista wifi laptop can't see cabled XP PC
Posted on 2008-10-20
I have a problem which is the same as one already posted but alas the solution doesn't work for me!
On my home network I have an XP PC Dell (Dimension 2400,) a Vista PC (Dell Dimension 9200) which are cabled via a Linksys WAG160N modem/router and a Vista laptop (Dell Inspiron 1525) which connects by wifi. The XP machine and the Dimension 9200 see all three machines and can print on each other's printers. However, nomatter what I do, I cannot get the laptop to see the XP machine.
I have downloaded SP3 so I know that th LLTD responder has been installed. Sharing is turned on, as is Network Discovery on the laptop and the network is set to Private.
I have changed the SP machines workgroup from MSHOME to WORKGROUP.
The XP machine uses a Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller and I wonder if there is something wrong with that. I have downloaded the latest driver but I get the report that I am already using the latest one.
I cannot ping the XP Dell 2400 machine from the laptop but I can from the Vista Dimension 9200.
Any help very welcome.