in my home network xp laptop in 'My network places' can't see the two other vista computers portable altought they can see computer laptop xp

in my computer laptop network xp home in my network places can not see the two other vista computers portable altought they can see xp laptop computer and access this computer laptop xp shared docs, laptops 2 vista can see eachother so working group name is on all computers the same portable 3, all are connected etc. What can I do to see the portable 2 on my computer vista laptop xp


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