problem with home network

By vortexm ยท 4 replies
Jun 1, 2007
  1. hello,

    i hope u can help me with this.
    i'm trying to connect vista computer to xp computer via ethernet for home networking. the xp computer is connected to the internet. for some reason the vista doesn't see the network. only wireless networks are being displayed as existing networks and options to choose from.
    i understand vista should detect immediately the network to which it connects. is it true? is this a known problem? any thoughts on fixing it?

    kind regards,
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415


    I had such a hell of a time getting VIsta to join my Domain that I gave up and scrapped it.

    However you dont say how you are connecting the pc's together, is it through a router, a hub or crossover cable.

    If any of these terms confuse you then you had better do a google on home networking and read any of the many sites available.

    If the terms dont confuse you (i aint being funny here I dont know how PC savvy you are) then let us know so we can assist you further.

  3. vortexm

    vortexm TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx for replaying...

    regarding your question, i'm using a crossover cable.

    i solved the problem and it took me some time. if you are interested in the details i can eleborate. just let me know.

  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    It might not be a bad idea to post your fix. That way when others search the forum, they will have a solution.

  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,472   +126

    Yes post your fix... thanks! :)
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