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Solved: Windows 8 laptop can connect with XP machines using IP, but not names

Discussion in 'Networking' started by tigerucla, Jan 29, 2013.

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  1. tigerucla

    tigerucla Thread Starter

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    Hello

    Please bear with me as I am a novice when it comes to networking. Our dental office has 6 PCs (all XP), one XP laptop and my laptop, which I just upgraded from Vista 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit. When I got the laptop, I was able to get it connected to the network no problem. All the other computers have been working for years without network issues.

    After upgrading this weekend, I joined my home network using Homegroup (both PCs at home are Windows 7). When I plugged it into our office network, I couldn't see any of the other computers. After some research, I verfied I can ping the other computers successfully. Then I found out I could access folders on them mapping them using their IP addresses, but not by using their names.

    After more research (and confusion since I'm a newby), I have disconnected from the Homegroup, set IPv4 IP settings (using DNS settings from the other PCs), and checked to make sure the TCP/IP WINS is set to "default".

    Any chance we can fix this?

    Here are my ipconfig /all and nbtstat -n:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
    (c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

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

    Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 12-21-63-D2-4C-B7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Ethernet:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-33-90-7F-7E
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c15d:6f62:6138:894%13(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.46(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 352329267
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-18-94-F2-0A-00-21-63-D2-4C-B7

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    68.87.85.98
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Qualcomm Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Networ
    k Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-21-63-D2-4C-B7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{223FE158-F192-4B3D-A9FD-FC39E60EF687}:

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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:bd:e4d:3f57:ffd1(Preferr
    ed)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bd:e4d:3f57:ffd1%15(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Windows\system32>nbtstat -n

    Ethernet:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.0.46] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    YAMLEETOSHIBA <20> UNIQUE Registered
    YAMLEETOSHIBA <00> UNIQUE Registered
    WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
    WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
    &#9786;&#9787;__MSBROWSE__&#9787;<01> GROUP Registered

    Wi-Fi:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    Local Area Connection* 12:
    Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

    No names in cache

    C:\Windows\system32>
     
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

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    Try a dynamic connection on the ethernet.

    The "MSBROWSE" line says that the Windows 7 is the Master Browser. Is any other machine also claiming to be Master Browser? If so, a firewall on one or both machines is causing a problem.
     
  3. tigerucla

    tigerucla Thread Starter

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    I figured out my problem- the Default Gateway had a 0 where the DNS server had a 1. That's what I get for being a newbie!

    Thanks TerryNet for trying to help me figure it out.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    You're welcome. :)
     
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