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Can't view others computers in My Network Places

Discussion in 'Networking' started by snailp, Nov 29, 2011.

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  1. snailp

    snailp Thread Starter

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    Can anyone help me?? Please.. I had try everything I can but still not working..

    - Windows Firewall is disabled.
    - I can ping the other computers' IP addresses, but I cannot ping their names.
    - Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP is on now as well.
    - Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults, type: netsh int ip reset reset.log
    - Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults, type: netsh winsock reset catalog


    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>NBTSTAT -n

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.6] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    HP519643113261 <00> UNIQUE Registered
    HP519643113261 <20> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
    HP519643113261 <03> UNIQUE Registered
    ADMINISTRATOR <03> UNIQUE Registered

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HP519643113261
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 6C-62-6D-0E-EB-72

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 802.11 USB Wireless LAN Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C8-3A-35-CA-B3-83
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.6
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, November 30, 2011 11:58:42 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 01, 2011 11:58:42 AM
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Because the names are not known, or they resolve to the wrong address, or just don't get a reply?

    Could be a non-Windows firewall on one or more machines.
     
  3. loopax

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    try to do a "Search for Computers" on the network and type their ip addeses in search
     
  4. snailp

    snailp Thread Starter

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    TerryNet
    Quote:
    ... but I cannot ping their names.
    Because the names are not known, or they resolve to the wrong address, or just don't get a reply?

    Could be a non-Windows firewall on one or more machines.


    Reply:
    When I ping using computer name, this will appear:-
    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping hp52613552128
    Ping request could not find host hp52613552128. Please check the name and try ag
    ain.


    But after ping the IP address:-
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping 192.168.1.4

    Pinging 192.168.1.4 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=51ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=79ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=5ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=28ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.4:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 5ms, Maximum = 79ms, Average = 40ms


    Only I can ping with the computer name
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping hp52613552128

    Pinging hp52613552128 [192.168.1.4] with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=35ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=63ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.1.4: bytes=32 time=64ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.4:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 9ms, Maximum = 64ms, Average = 42ms

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>


    I reali duno wat setting that I put wrongly... By the way thanks for ur reply.
     
  5. snailp

    snailp Thread Starter

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    Reply:-
    If using RUN to "Search for Computers" I need to ping the IP address first. :(
     
  6. TerryNet

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    Are you doing this ping by name soon after some network change (such as one of the computers booted or restarted)? If so, it is possible that the Computer Browser service has not yet done its job of updating all the computers with the external names. This can take up to 15 or 20 minutes (even longer is some cases).
     
  7. loopax

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    Search for Computers is located on the My Network Places, right click on it and click search for computers, the results will come up faster searching the pc using their ip addresses instead their names.

    Also you could open your Explorer and go to Tools->Folder Options->View tab-> and check the "Automatically search for network folders and printers" if is unchecked.

    Also make sure that any of those pc's are running their services right, Start->RUN->services.msc and see if the Computer Browser service is running.

    Also you can try on each pc, to see if any of them are hidden from the network (various software does this) but u can do it manually with net config server /hidden:yes|no. To unhide the computer from the Browser list, type net config server /hidden:no at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
     
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