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can't access laptop shared folders on home network

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  1. sortedyeti

    sortedyeti Thread Starter

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    hi, can anyone help?

    i am having problems accessing shared folder on one of my laptops on my home network.

    my network currently comprisies,

    network printer
    sky wireless router
    desktop pc running XP sp3
    laptop A running Vista 32 bit
    laptop B running XP sp3 (was originally running Vista 32 bit)


    Where i am at the momment,

    everything has full access to the internet
    everything can see each other in the workgroup
    the desktop and laptop A can fully communicate with each other (all shared folders are avalible and accessable)
    the promblem lies with laptop B which is new to the work group.

    i have manged to add laptop B to the workgroup as both laptop A and the desktop can see it.

    when i try and acccess laptop B from the desktop i get the following error message" \\Orla is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ", "the network path was not found"


    when i try and access laptop B from the desktop i get a similar message " windows cannot access \\orla " "error code 0x80070035 " when i run the diagmostics it says " orla is not a valid host name"


    when i try and access either Laptop A or the desktop from laptop B, i get the following error message " \\Orla is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. ", "the network path was not found"


    i have to say i have tried allsorts to try and get this working,

    1. 1st created new workgroup and wireless network
    2. made sure that all the devices could see each other and were trusted on Norton 360 "my network"
    3. i've checked all devices names and work group are fine.

    if any one has any suggestions, i would be greatfull.

    cheers.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Could be a non-Windows firewall (Norton 360 is an excellent candidate) on laptop B. For laptop B please reboot it and then show ...

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n

    IPCONFIG /ALL

    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
     
  3. sortedyeti

    sortedyeti Thread Starter

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    for your information, i hope this can help solve the problem,

    cheers for assistance so for.



    DESKTOP

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\andy briggs>nbtstat -n
    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
    No names in cache
    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.7] Scope Id: []
    NetBIOS Local Name Table
    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    ANDY_STUDIO <00> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <00> GROUP Registered
    ANDY_STUDIO <20> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <1E> GROUP Registered
    C:\Documents and Settings\andy briggs>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ANDY_STUDIO
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 1000/100/10 Ethernet Device
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-85-C5-34-4D
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Belkin 802.11g Network Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-50-EC-DE-37
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.7
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 March 2009 20:33:51
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 March 2009 20:33:51
    C:\Documents and Settings\andy briggs>

    LAPTOP A

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    C:\Users\sorted yeti>mbtstat -n
    'mbtstat' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Users\sorted yeti>nbtstat -n
    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
    No names in cache
    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.4] Scope Id: []
    NetBIOS Local Name Table
    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    ANDYLAPTOP <00> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <00> GROUP Registered
    SKY61894 <1E> GROUP Registered
    ANDYLAPTOP <20> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
    C:\Users\sorted yeti>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : andylaptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-73-29-15-50
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7d19:881f:7717:6a33%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.4(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 March 2009 09:56:43
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 March 2009 09:56:42
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
    NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-D4-B8-81-66
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{CA52D670-9CA5-4B7B-B40E-8091B2306
    10C}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 19:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{ED87E97B-6168-4C18-BE6F-542048BA6
    1B6}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 22:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.home
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    C:\Users\sorted yeti>

    LAPTOP B

    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>nbtstat -n
    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
    No names in cache
    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.6] Scope Id: []
    NetBIOS Local Name Table
    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    ORLA <00> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <00> GROUP Registered
    ORLA <20> UNIQUE Registered
    SKY61894 <1E> GROUP Registered
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>ipfonfig/all
    'ipfonfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>ipfonfig\all
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>ipfonfig\ all
    'ipfonfig\' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>ipfonfig
    'ipfonfig' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>ipconfig/all
    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Orla
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
    roller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-6B-B5-74
    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
    Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-6F-B3-E3-26
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.6
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::216:6fff:feb3:e326%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 30 March 2009 20:34:58
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 31 March 2009 20:34:58
    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%6
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-06
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.6%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    C:\Documents and Settings\Orla Ferguson>
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Laptop B--you don't need ipv6 and it sometimes causes problems so I suggest you get rid of it with ...

    Start - Run - ipv6 uninstall - OK

    But, the real problem is ...

    (from a JohnWill post)

    The Peer-Peer node is the issue.
    Create a file with the following contents in NOTEPAD. Save it as NETFIX.REG from the File menu of notepad.

    --------------------------------------- Include data after this line ---------------------------
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters]

    "NodeType"=-
    "DhcpNodeType"=-
    ---------------------------------- include data before this line -----------------------------

    Double click the file and say Yes to the merge question. Reboot and see if you're cookin' again.
     
  5. sortedyeti

    sortedyeti Thread Starter

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    still no joy, i have run ipconfig comand again and it would appear that the peer to peer setting is still there.
     
  6. sortedyeti

    sortedyeti Thread Starter

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    oops, sorry must have got something wrong in the new registry, have just retyped and follwed instructions.

    now works a treat,

    cheers very much.:)(y)
     
  7. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. You can mark your thread "Solved" using the button at the upper left of the page.
     
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