Hello. Lets get too it. I have two computers networked via Lan to each other, with the Vista machine connected to DSL modem via USB. The Vista machine allows Ubuntu to use the internet through Vista but Vista just refuses to 'see' the Ubuntu machine in the Network Connections window. Ubuntu can see the Vista machine but not browse any folders.
I can ping Ubuntu rather successfully.
I think I have activated Samba (right clicked a file on the desktop in Ubuntu and shared, it did some stuff and said it was all good).
I have gone through the Vista wizards enough times I could probably write out what all the steps it takes you in a circle doing. Although I'm not opposed to doing them over again.
Zone Alarm has Ubuntu's IP set to Trusted.