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Solved: PK5000, unable to set up file sharing between wired and wireless

Discussion in 'Networking' started by dufus7189, Jan 29, 2011.

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  1. dufus7189

    dufus7189 Thread Starter

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    After reading posts in this forum and others, and reviewing MSFT tech docs, I'm still not able to establish file sharing between the wired PC and the wireless-connected laptop. Maybe I'm working under some stupid assumptions. I am able to ping each computer by their IP address - I can ping the laptop from the desktop, and vice versa. The desktop shows the Basecomputer under network places, but on the laptop, nothing at all shows up under network places. Laptop missing something?

    The details:
    a) Connecting to internet via DSL, Qwest ISP, Actiontec PK5000 Advanced Networking Network Router. Advanced Networking router, to me, means that home networking shouldn't require any other hardware. Stupid assumption?

    b) Desktop PC is connected to the modem/router via ethernet cable
    c) Laptop is connected to the modem/router via wireless, (Dell Wireless WLAN 1350 WLAN Mini PCI Card). Assocation tab of the wireless properties gives the network authentication/data encryption types as Open/WEP.

    d) Some settings of the modem, viewed via the browser (192.168.0.x)
    - Wireless security type: WPA
    - MAC authentication Enabled
    - Firewall security level: Off (NAT only)

    e) Desktop PC is Windows XP Home Edition, SP 3

    f) Laptop is Windows XP Professional Version 2002, SP3

    g) Both are running Windows Firewall; File and Printer Sharing is checked for both, under the Exceptions tabl

    h) I ran the Network setup wizard for both, using same Workgroup name, called HOME. Desktop is called BASECOMPUTER, and Laptop is called LAPTOP. No errors in the setup. On the desktop PC, under Windows Explorer, Network Places -> Entire Network, I can see a 'Home' network under a Microsoft Windows Network icon, with the Basecomputer listed. However, LAPTOP is not listed. This is after a couple of restarts.

    h) ipconfig and nbtstat ouput
    From the desktop:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : BASECOMPUTER
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.actdsltmp
    domain.actdsltmp

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-76-26-10-2C
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.3
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    205.171.3.65
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:30:12 P
    M
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:30:12 PM



    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.3] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    BASECOMPUTER <20> UNIQUE Registered
    BASECOMPUTER <00> UNIQUE Registered
    HOME <00> GROUP Registered
    HOME <1E> GROUP Registered
    HOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    ..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered


    From the laptop

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LAPTOP
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ad.qintra.com
    qintra.com
    uwsc.uswest.com
    qwest.net
    lci.com
    litel.com

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain.actdsltmp
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless WLAN 1350 WLAN Mini-PC
    I Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-7D-16-FD-A1
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    205.171.3.65
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, January 29, 2011 6:02:00 P
    M
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 30, 2011 6:02:00 PM




    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.2] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Thanks, I haven't seen this problem for some time. :) The issue is with the LAPTOP ...

    (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.
     
  3. dufus7189

    dufus7189 Thread Starter

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    Running the netfix.reg and restarting didn't resolve. However, I located the 2007 thread from which the johnwill post came (http://forums.techguy.org/networking/633521-solved-home-network-windows-xp.html?highlight=netfix.reg) and saw your post about checking these Services

    Computer Browser Automatic
    DHCP Client Automatic
    DNS Client Automatic
    Network Location Awareness Manual
    Server Automatic
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper Automatic
    Workstation Automatic

    I had to start a couple of these services, and also altered the startup options per the list. After doing that, I can now see the basecomputer shared resources !!! Even the printer. Working now. Thanks!!!
     
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Great! Is it too late to say that I was gonna mention the services next if the node fix didn't completely solve it? :) Well, no matter now; the node had to be fixed, and I'm happy that you found the services.

    You're welcome. :)
     
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