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

Discussion in 'Networking' started by aharonbirn, Sep 18, 2008.

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  1. aharonbirn

    aharonbirn Thread Starter

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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
     
  2. 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?
     
  3. aharonbirn

    aharonbirn Thread Starter

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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."
     
  4. TerryNet

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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.
     
  5. aharonbirn

    aharonbirn Thread Starter

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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
     
  6. 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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