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Problems with Vista and XP networking

Discussion in 'Networking' started by networkmadness, Sep 21, 2008.

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  1. networkmadness

    networkmadness Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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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.
     
  3. networkmadness

    networkmadness Thread Starter

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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)
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I need to see the same thing from the XP computer.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    John, does the same procedure fix Vista peer-peer node type?
     
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  7. 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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