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Solved: The Age Old Problem - XP and Vista on LAN

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Rigwald, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    Ok, I have read tons of threads on this and have yet to find a solution. Here is the situation:

    1 - WinXP Pro (x32) WITH the LLTD installed (Computer: ESPANA)
    1 - Vista Ultimate x64 (Computer: POLSKA)

    *Both connect to the internet through a Linksys (BEFSR41 V3) wired router (the home is wired).
    *Both connect to the internet without a problem. Both have the same workgroup (was WORLD, then changed to THE_WORLD to try and get things working).
    *Neither see's the other (in Vista, the Linksys and Polska show up in the network screen, no Espana / in XP, Linskys shows up)
    *Neither have firewalls up for the purpose of trying to figure out the network issue
    *Typing \\192.168.1.34 in the Visa (RUN) gets me immediately to the XP computer
    *On the XP computer, trying to view others in the workgroup results in "The_world is not accessable...."

    I have putzed with this for a while trying different configurations and reading all the net posts. I have yet to find something that will work for ME. :(

    Anybody have any insight, please? Thanks in advance! :D

    I have seen people request the "ipconfig /all", so I have that below for each computer.

    --- (Vista computer: POLSKA)
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Main>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : POLSKA
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Generic Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 b
    ased Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-29-FD-76-72
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-29-FD-76-D5
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c44d:cbfe:5c5c:544%9(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.36(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{DFABF4D2-9104-4DD4-B28E-43379261A
    884}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.36%12(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    ------- XP Computer: ESPANA

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ESPANA
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : nic.target.com
    tgt.com
    dist.target.com
    stores.target.com
    hq.target.com
    target.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI
    Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-01-29-D6-8E-5E
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.34
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.254.254

    Ethernet adapter {004F03A3-2EBF-42D9-A2D0-F682CB656945}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Check Point Virtual Network Adapter
    For SecureClient - SecuRemote Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 54-55-43-44-52-03
     
  2. invalidusername

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    You did not mention one thing: Is file and print sharing enabled on both on deired folldes?

    I suggest you uninstall IPV6 becasue it is not needed at this point.

    Also, it is better to enable DHCP
     
  3. Rigwald

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    Sorry, File and Print sharing is enabled on both computers.

    I don't have DHCP set so that each computer's IP address remains static. Perhaps I am mistaken in my doing that; I am not that knowledgable in networking.
     
  4. Crash Override

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    Create a shared folder on the vista computer.
     
  5. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    Shared folder is created. No difference. :-(
     
  6. Courtneyc

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    Make sure file and print sharing are enabled on all machines. Make sure all machines are sharing something. Make sure the user account/passwords are identical on all machines. Make sure each account has a password (not a blank password--very important for Vista).

    Now shut all machines down. Start the Vista machine. When it comes completely up, start the others (it doesn't matter which order). Since Vista Ultimate is the first machine up, it will win the browser war against XP Pro (most likely your problem).

    Be patient. The browser war can take up to 54 minutes to complete.

    By the way, unless you change your DNS servers to 192.168.1.1, the same as the router (which is doing DNS services), you may still have the same problem.

    If I were you, I would set the lease time in the router to a large number (like 7 days), then enable DHCP on all systems. Now, their IP addresses will only change if they are off longer than 7 days.

    Courtney sends....
     
  7. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    Vista has public folders and a shared folder created. The XP has many shared folders (it is my GF's computer and when we both ran XP, I was able to move files to and from her computer and keep things "tidy".

    Now, I can only access her computer (which also has the printer that I use) when I type in her ip address into the run command. I shouldn't need to do that everytime. THe purpose of the workgroup and the network screen is to show everything there. :-(
     
  8. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    Thanks Courtney, I will give that a try. :) (Loggin' off to check!)
     
  9. Rigwald

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    After some battling (the DHCP was doing some funky assigning (like 192.168.5.68!!) when the XP system came on-line), I have it recognizing both systems. Hopefully this will last. :)

    Thanks again!
     
  10. JohnWill

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    You can mark your own threads solved using the thread tools at the top of the page in the upper right corner.© :)
     
  11. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    As of today:

    -Vista doesn't show the XP machine in the network screen (Vista went to sleep last night!)
    -XP still can't access the workgroup (same problem as above), but does show the Vista machine's shared/public folders in "My network Places).
     
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  13. Rigwald

    Rigwald Thread Starter

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    Yes I have. :)

    This "shouldn't" have to be so complicated, hehe.
     
  14. JohnWill

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    On the Vista computer, do this:

    Start, Run, regedit

    Navigate to the following folder:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

    In the right, double-click "LmCompatibilityLevel"

    Change the value to 1 (probably currently 3)

    Restart your computer
     
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