Crossover network xp/vista


music MUSIC music
Political User
I set up a crossover network between two pc's on vista and one xp. They couldn't see each other, but i could ping the ip without issue. I need to transfer files and such, i tried u sing flashfxp, but nothing, even IE wont connect..any ideas?

Also file sharing and all is there a user name or password i need?


Bow Down to the King
Political User
Are these two computers on the same subnet and whatnot? Is there a firewall involved that needs to be disabled? Is it a workgroup or domain?


sh! it stinks
I had this problem too for weeks until I found the (my) solution:

- make sure both pc's are in the same workgroup
- make sure the firewall you use allows traffic between both pc's (enter their (fixed) ip adresses in the trusted zone in the firewall software ON BOTH PC's)
- make sure you have an account with the same name and password on both computers
- make sure you have at least one drive or map shared on both pc's
- then, in VISTA go to my computer
- right click in this window and select "add network location"
- you can now enter the network or internet address of the shared drive/map using the wizard that started after the previous step and this share shows up in "my computer".

I still do not see the XP pc in My Networkplaces, but at least I can transfer files to the shared drive on the XP machine

I see the VISTA pc in "my networkplaces" on the XP machine. Have't figured out yet why I only see the VISTA pc but I don't care anymore...

(maybe I have some translations wrong, I use the Dutch version of VISTA business and the Dutch version of XP Pro SP2...)
Last edited:


OSNN Advanced
Workgroup issue isn't a problem in xp and vista in my experience.

What you need to do is:

Enable Network Discovery on VISTA
Enable folder sharing (with/without password) on VISTA
Enable File Sharing on XP

With the above in place, if you still can't see either machine in 'My Network Places' then try entering " \\192.168.0.x " into the address bar in windows explorer. i.e. your ip for the destination machine.

Members online

No members online now.

Latest posts

Latest profile posts

Perris Calderon wrote on Electronic Punk's profile.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS

Been running around Quora lately, luv it there
Electronic Punk wrote on Perris Calderon's profile.
All good still mate?
Hello, is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me ...
What a long strange trip it's been. =)

Forum statistics

Latest member