Problems with Vista and XP networking

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networkmadness

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Hi everyone and thank you for taking the time to read this,

I've been trying to (fruitlessly) figure out the problem with network that used to work fine and consisted of 1 XP and 1 Vista computer. After upgrading Vista to SP1 and XP to SP3, these problems started occurring:

1. From the Vista computer, I can ping the XP computer and access all the shared files and printers by using the IP address of the XP computer, but NOT its name.

In the network dialog window, clicking on the name of the XP computer gives the error message that "Windows sent a request to the DNS server and the server responded that the name was unknown."

2. I can also ping and access the Vista computer by IP from the XP computer, however none of its shared folders or printers appear in the "My Network Places" window. Furthermore, I cannot view the list of computers in my network by clicking on "View workgroup computers". The error message that comes up states that
"The list of servers for thsi workgroup in not currently available."

-- I added another XP computer to the network (but this one uses SP2), which can both see and access all the other computers by name. However, the other computers in the network can't access without typing in the IP address.

I would really appreciate any help you may have on this subject. Thank you.
 

JohnWill

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For each of the computers, please do this and post the results here.



Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands, one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

Note that there is a space before the -n or the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the - or / in the following commands.

NBTSTAT -n

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.
 

networkmadness

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Hi,

Thanks for volunteering to help:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Here's the log:

"C:\Users\Kirill>nbtstat -n

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

No names in cache

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.101] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
KIRILL-PC <00> UNIQUE Registered
VIDALIA <00> GROUP Registered
VIDALIA <1E> GROUP Registered
KIRILL-PC <20> UNIQUE Registered
VIDALIA <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

C:\Users\Kirill>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kirill-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Con
nection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-77-3F-F6-CF
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 21, 2008 4:41:21 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 22, 2008 4:41:19 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.71.255.198
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566MC Gigabit Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-B8-CF-C0-DD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes"



Note; VIDALIA is the workgroup name, KIRILL-PC is the name of the VISTA computer, KIRILL-DIZEWBFF would be the name of the XP computer (but it's not the log)
 

TerryNet

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John, does the same procedure fix Vista peer-peer node type?
 

networkmadness

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Hi, this is from the XP computer

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

C:\Documents and Settings\Kirill>nbtstat - n

Displays protocol statistics and current TCP/IP connections using NBT
(NetBIOS over TCP/IP).

NBTSTAT [ [-a RemoteName] [-A IP address] [-c] [-n]
[-r] [-R] [-RR] [-s] [-S] [interval] ]

-a (adapter status) Lists the remote machine's name table given its name
-A (Adapter status) Lists the remote machine's name table given its
IP address.
-c (cache) Lists NBT's cache of remote [machine] names and their IP
addresses
-n (names) Lists local NetBIOS names.
-r (resolved) Lists names resolved by broadcast and via WINS
-R (Reload) Purges and reloads the remote cache name table
-S (Sessions) Lists sessions table with the destination IP addresses
-s (sessions) Lists sessions table converting destination IP
addresses to computer NETBIOS names.
-RR (ReleaseRefresh) Sends Name Release packets to WINS and then, starts Refr
esh

RemoteName Remote host machine name.
IP address Dotted decimal representation of the IP address.
interval Redisplays selected statistics, pausing interval seconds
between each display. Press Ctrl+C to stop redisplaying
statistics.


C:\Documents and Settings\Kirill>nbtstat -n

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
KIRILL-DIZEWBFF<00> UNIQUE Registered
VIDALIA <00> GROUP Registered
KIRILL-DIZEWBFF<20> UNIQUE Registered
VIDALIA <1E> GROUP Registered

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kirill-dizewbff
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce MCP Networking Control
ler
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-30-46-14
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 64.71.255.198
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, September 22, 2008 8:58:59 A
M
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, September 23, 2008 8:58:59
AM

C:\Documents and Settings\Kirill>


Currently reading through your help page.
 
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