Windows 7 PC network problems with Windows XP PC if wireless

My windows 7 pc won't detect my xp computer unless it is wired to the router instead of operating on a wireless connection. I can connect to a vista pc fine but not the xp one. Also, the vista pc can connect fine to both computers and it's on a wireless connection. The xp computer is on a wired connection to the router.

How can I fix it so I can detect all computers on the network without having to switch from a wireless connection to a wired one?


Hi Paincake,


Do you get any error message when you try connecting to the network? If yes, do inform us the same.

I would suggest you to use the below mentioned link for network troubleshooter and check you are able to identify and resolve any errors -

Also refer to the links below and check if you have met all the parameters required for connecting the computers on the network -

Why can’t I connect to a network -


Networking home computers running different versions of Windows -


Hope this helps. Let us know the results.
Meghmala – Microsoft Support

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 1,354 Applies to: