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    Networking Issue

    Hey,

    On my home network I have a main PC with Windows Vista Home Premium and a Laptop with Windows Vista Business...

    My HomeP PC can see the laptop but the laptop will not see the main PC....! I need this for the printer on my main PC... I have tryed to ping my HomeP PC from the laptop and it times out....

    Any ideas?

    Dan

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    Could it be the Firewall?

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    Lightbulb re networking error

    do you use norton by anychance

    try adding your ip range into your firewall allow list

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    I'd second the firewall idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marktoulson View Post
    do you use norton by anychance

    try adding your ip range into your firewall allow list
    I use norton but the laptop does not.
    I will check firewall now

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    Exclamation

    you may need to speciy a range of ip's in the norton personal firewall

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    YAY! Thanks guys, it was Norton, grrr I dislike it!
    Cheers

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    Another annoying feature with vista - check if you have selected 'work' or 'home' for the network type, the latter hides your computer and can be a right pain - although that wasn't your issue - hopefully save someone else with a similar issue, you got it fixed though :-D!

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    glad you got it sorted
    norton is a major pain in the bum

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