Devil505 wrote:I have 4 computers (with 3 operating systems,,,ranging from Vista, XP & Millenium) & have them all running off a KVM switch so that I can use them all from the same keyboard, mouse & monitor. I would like to wire them up so that each computer would "see" the other (like a hard drive) & be able to share files.
Why is this so difficult to accomplish?? (at least for me)
If the machines are all in the same Workgroup it shouldn't be a problem. Vista and XP should be chatty easily.
Make sure firewalls (if present) on the computers are set to allow SMB file sharing (Netbios ports 137-139). This is the #1 cause of problems.
The ME box may be problematic. Putting entries in the hosts and lmhosts files can also help if you can't browse to a machine by name. The ME box may not like browsing for computers that have spaces or non alphanumeric characters in their names.
I like to set static IP's for any machine sharing resources.