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When I look on my router at 'attached devices' - I see the names of my XP machine and my Ubuntu box - but the Vista name is not there (despite seeing the IP addresses of all three connected - ie the Vista box shows as device name 'unknown'.)

DHCP is enabled on the Vista box - and the LmCompatibilityLevel is set to 1 and has been rebooted.

Any idea what could be causing this?


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up vote 1 down vote accepted

Turns out this fixed it for me:

And changing this registry entry:




(Although that second one indicates there is a problem with my Samba config.)

Thanks for your help.


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Have you configured Vista to be on a "private" network (as opposed to a "public") one? Have you enabled file and print sharing?

Or, if you want to get this up and running in a simple way, you can just disable Windows Firewall. It shouldn't matter much in a home LAN.

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