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Neworking Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by jnixon, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. jnixon

    jnixon Thread Starter

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    I have 4 computers on my network. The main one is a WinXP Pro hard wired to a 2wire router. The other 3 are (1)Vista (desktop), (2)XP Home (one desktop, one laptop) all wireless. Here is my problem. I have set up shares on the WinXP Pro and the Vista desktop. I can see all shares and machines from the Vista machine, and from the 2 wireless XP machines. When I try to connect the wired XP Pro, it sees nothing but itself. I can ping the other machines by name or IP address with no problem, but it will not see any other machine. All are on the same workgroup. Discovery is running on Vista, SAP on the XP Pro but no connection. Anyone help? :confused:
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    On the Vista machine, do this:

    Vista compatibility with earlier versions of Windows.

    On your Vista machine: Start, Run, regedit

    Navigate to the following folder:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    In the right, double-click "LmCompatibilityLevel"

    Change the value to 1 (probably currently 3)

    Restart your computer



    Let's see this for the problem XP machine.

    Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

    Type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. jnixon

    jnixon Thread Starter

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    Made the change to the registry on the Vista machine per instructions. This is the IPCONFIG from the XP machine. Still will not see the Vista share. I can ping by name or ip address, but I cannot connect.



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

    C:\Documents and Settings\JNixon>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JNDESKTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
    on
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-07-E9-A8-08-73
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 02, 2007 1:21:31 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, July 03, 2007 1:21:31 PM
     
  4. Bob Cerelli

    Bob Cerelli

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    I sure never needed to make that registry change either.

    Although you do have some of this working, the basics for troubleshooting are:

    1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

    2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

    3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off any other firewalls. (Sounds like that is ok but want to be certain)

    4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name. - Again sounds like this is working but want to be certain.

    5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

    6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off any native firewalls and completely uninstall any other 3rd party firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

    7. Make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

    8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

    9. More details on networking Vista can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm
    and
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

    10. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm
     
  5. jnixon

    jnixon Thread Starter

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    Well, I have tried everything, including shutting down all firewalls (Windows and router). The 3 wireless can see each other and the wired XP system and all of the shares. The wired cannot see the others, even though it can ping and trace route to the Vista machine.
    Node Time (msec) Address Name
    001 1 192.168.1.254 home
    002 2 192.168.1.67 JNWorkshop

    192.168.1.67 : reply 00000 in 7 msec
    192.168.1.67 : reply 00001 in 4 msec
    192.168.1.67 : reply 00002 in 3 msec
    192.168.1.67 : reply 00003 in 2 msec
    192.168.1.67 : reply 00004 in 2 msec
    5 Transmitted, 5 Received, 0% Loss
    2 msec Minimum, 3 msec Average, 7 msec Maximum

    JNWorkshop : reply 00000 in 2 msec
    JNWorkshop : reply 00001 in 2 msec
    JNWorkshop : reply 00002 in 1255 msec
    JNWorkshop : reply 00003 in 140 msec
    JNWorkshop : reply 00004 in 4 msec
    5 Transmitted, 5 Received, 0% Loss
    2 msec Minimum, 280 msec Average, 1255 msec Maximum
    As you can see, there is a trace route, ping by IP and ping by name. But when trying to map a drive or to find it in "My Network Places" no go. Same ip range, same subnet, same workgroup, but no go. Anything else I've missed. Tried everything suggested but nothing.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Other than the ping tests, how are the computers configured?

    For example, same workgroup, same user accounts and non-blank passwords? What is being shared? What error messages do you get?
     
  7. TerryNet

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    On the problem computer make sure these services are running (Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services):

    Server
    Workstation
     
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