Solved: Sharing files in a mixed(wired+wireless) network

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aharonbirn

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Hi

I'm having 2 computers: a Desktop and a laptop, both has Windows XP. The desktop is connected to the wireless router with LAN cable and the laptop connects using wireless connection.

I want to share files and printer between those computers but although I entered both computers to the same workgroup and enabled file and printer sharing I can't access one computer from the other.

Can you help me find what other settings should I change?

Thanks
 

TerryNet

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3rd party firewalls (security suites) must be configured for the desired access or completely and cleanly uninstalled. Sometimes 'disable' or 'turn off' will suffice.

To open a Command Window: Start - Run – cmd (command in 98SE) – OK
(if Run not on Vista’s Start menu, just type cmd in the Search box)

To determine a computer's IP address: open a Command Window and type
ipconfig

Now for some troubleshooting:

1. On each PC open a Command window and type
ping IPofOther (where IPofOther is the IP address of the other PC)

Do you get Replies, or do you get packets lost?

If you got Replies,

2. Do the same ping except use the Computer Name of the other computer:
ping NameOfOtherPC

Replies or lost packets?

If you got Replies to either or both,

3. Then
Start - Run - \\IPofOther - OK

With luck after about a minute you should get an explorer window showing the other PC's shares. If not, what is the error message?
 

aharonbirn

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When I try to ping with the IP address everything is fine, but when I try to ping with NameOfThePc using: "ping Aharon" what I get is "Ping request could not find host Aharon. Please check the name and try again."
 

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That could still be a firewall issue, but please show the following for each PC.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

aharonbirn

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The data from the desktop computer:

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

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

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.0.0.1] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
COMP1 <00> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
COMP1 <20> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered
HOME <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered

\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{A5F1B336-C459-4F16-AF06-CB7C90B63155}:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

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

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : COMP1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-8B-69-46
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.1
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 18, 2008 7:51:09
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 21, 2008 7:51:09 A
M

Ethernet adapter {A5F1B336-C459-4F16-AF06-CB7C90B63155}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Check Point Virtual Network Adapter
For SSL Network Extender - &#1502;&#1497;&#1504;&#1497;-&#1497;&#1510;&#1497;&#1488;&#1492; &#1513;&#1500; &#1502;&#1514;&#1494;&#1502;&#1503; &#1502;&#1504;&#1493;&#1514;
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-26-D5-8D-C9-0B

C:\Documents and Settings\user>

the data from the mobile computer:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Aharon Birnbaum>nbstat -n
'nbstat' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

C:\Documents and Settings\Aharon Birnbaum>nbtstat -n

Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.0.0.2] Scope Id: []

NetBIOS Local Name Table

Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
AHARON <00> UNIQUE Registered
AHARON <20> UNIQUE Registered
HOME <00> GROUP Registered
HOME <1E> GROUP Registered

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

No names in cache

\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{3C3ED8D6-BA51-4DD9-94A5-C9B73F98F696}:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

Bluetooth Network:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

C:\Documents and Settings\Aharon Birnbaum>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Aharon
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network
Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-00-4D-3E-01
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.2
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.0.0.138
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, September 18, 2008 10:05:5
2 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:05:52
PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-C2-E5-35-A4

Ethernet adapter {3C3ED8D6-BA51-4DD9-94A5-C9B73F98F696}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Check Point Virtual Network Adapter
For SSL Network Extender - Packet Scheduler Miniport
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-10-DC-6A-DC-0E

Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth LAN Access Server Driver
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-C6-FC-E1-C2

C:\Documents and Settings\Aharon Birnbaum>

Thanks
 

TerryNet

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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.
 
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