networking vista and XP

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
March 31, 2010 at 16:19:00
Specs: Windows Vista/ windows XP
On my vista computer, my network map looks
like this:

VISTA
COMPUTER=======switch====Gateway===INTERNET
||
||
XP COMPUTER 1===Hub
||
XP COMPUTER 2====


But it wont allow me to click on XP
COMPUTER 1 or XP COMPUTER 2
In the network folder on my VISTA
COMPUTER, I cannot see either XP
COMPUTER 1 or XP COMPUTER 2.

In the network folder of both of my XP
COMPUTERS, they can only see each
other, but NOT the VISTA COMPUTER.

Thanks in advance for the help


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#1
March 31, 2010 at 17:19:54
If the gateway is a router, it would be better if you did:

All PCs > switch > gateway > internet.

If you want to use the hubs, they have to go to the switch or the router.

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#2
March 31, 2010 at 18:40:46
sorry I notice my diagram got skewed in the post.. so I cannot
have the switch connect to the hub. Then the hub connecting
both XP computers?

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#3
March 31, 2010 at 18:47:04
The hub is connecting both XP computers to where? You don't really need the hubs.

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#4
March 31, 2010 at 18:57:03
vista-----switch-----gateway----internet
.............||
XP-------hub
XP--------|

I need the hub because the computers are in different rooms


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#5
March 31, 2010 at 19:39:14
How are the hubs connected to the rest of the network?

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#6
March 31, 2010 at 20:22:42
I have my room, which has the internet source in it, and a hub
(Vista calls this a switch). The internet source is connected
with the switch in one slot, the next slot connects the switch
to the computer, and the third slot connects a long wire from
the switch to the hub upstairs.

The hub in the upstairs room has the first slot connected with
the switch(from downstairs). The second spot in the hub is
connected with one XP computer, and the third slot of the hub
is used for another XP computer.


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#7
April 1, 2010 at 05:54:53
You didn't mention a router. You need a router.

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