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Solved: XP Wireless Network Problem

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  1. ibo

    ibo Thread Starter

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    OK. At home, I have a computer wired to a TrendNet-tew432brp router and a laptop with Intel(R) Pro/Wireless 3945ABG network adapter. Both of the systems have Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2. I am using Intel ProSet/ Wireless to manage my WiFi. There is no problem with the internet connection. However, when it comes to file and printer sharing, I wish I could pull out my hair. All I want to do, is to see the files on the computer from the laptop and print my homework from the HP PSC 1600 series attached to the computer. I cannot make my dream come true. Is there anyone who can help me?

    So far, I have tried to wire the laptop and the router - didn't work as I expected. I also tried to connect the systems somehow by stopping the antivirus on both of them. I tried using the same account that was already on the laptop on the computer - it didn't work out again. I haven't tried anything with DOS, simply because I don't know how to.

    I don't really know what to do next, except asking someone more capable of me. Has anyone encountered the same problem and fixed it? Please, can you let me know...
     
  2. TerryNet

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    If both (all) PCs are accessing the internet through the same router the following is the wizard way to enable file and printer sharing.

    Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a Windows PC other than XP or 2k Pro or Vista.

    Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

    The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, accept the offer to load other drivers if your other PCs have different Operating System(s).

    When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes or so) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers.

    When computers show up in My Network Places, double click on one to see its shares. If that includes a printer, you can right click on the printer to connect to it.
     
  3. ibo

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    Thank you TerryNet, for all the time and effort. It does not work. I just don't know why. After a solid break of 2 hours, I came back and searched for a computer named "computer" ( I wanted to keep it simple, equally, the the name of the laptop is "laptop"). After the search is done, there is only one result: "\\computer\". When I double-click it, I get this screen.

    When I go to Network Places, and click "Home" (this is the name of the workgroup) I get kind of a Similar screen that says I have no permission. Does anyone have a solution to my problem?
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Windows XP firewall (if SP2) will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine.

    Improperly configured 3rd party firewall(s) (sometimes part of a "internet security" package) are the most frequent cause of such problems. Following are some tests; failure of the ping by IP address means a firewall problem (or one of your PCs is using your neighbor's wireless).

    To open a Command Window: Start - Run – cmd (command in 98SE) - OK

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

    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?
     
  5. JohnWill

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    Your link leads to a Rapid Share ad page. Why not upload the screen shot here?

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to TSG, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
     
  6. ibo

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    I've just tried that. I forgot to mention that before doing anything, I turn the protection off. I'm really sorry for the picture - lack of knowledge.

    I followed the steps. I typed "ping IPofOther" ( where "IPofOther" is the IP address of the computer. Everything worked out and the Packets Lost % was 0.
    When I tried "ping computer" ("computer" is the name of the other PC), it said: "Ping request could not find host computer. Please check the name and try again". I checked the name and there was nothing wrong.
    I also went to the Start Menu, Run, \\IPofOther and all i got after a minute was error.


    When I tried "ping IPofOther" from the Computer, that is wired to the wireless router, it kept saying: "Request time out" and then a 100% loss.

    I will appreciate someone's reply
     

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    Let's see the following for both PCs.

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

    Type the following commands:

    nbtstat -n

    IPCONFIG /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.
     
  8. ibo

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    This is what I get from the laptop:

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

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

    Wireless Network Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.100] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    LAPTOP <00> UNIQUE Registered
    LAPTOP <20> UNIQUE Registered
    HOME <00> GROUP Registered

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
    k Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-2B-4C-EB
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:fe2b:4ceb%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : November 7, 2007 9:48:49 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : November 7, 2007 10:48:49 AM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ibo>
     
  9. ibo

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    This is what I get from the computer:

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

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

    Local Area Connection:
    Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.122] Scope Id: []

    NetBIOS Local Name Table

    Name Type Status
    ---------------------------------------------
    COMPUTER <20> UNIQUE Registered

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : COMPUTER
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-F2-E9-F8-97
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.122
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::215:f2ff:fee9:f897%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : November 7, 2007 9:49:27 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : November 7, 2007 10:49:27 AM

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::ffff:ffff:fffd%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : phub.net.cable.rogers.com
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-01-7A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.122%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    C:\Documents and Settings\Compaq_Administrator>
     
  10. JohnWill

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    You have no master browser, probably due to services not running.

    Check your Services are Started on all PCs:
    • Computer Browser
    • DHCP Client
    • DNS Client
    • Network Location Awareness
    • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • Server
    • TCP/IP Netbios helper
    • Workstation

    Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

    All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic (or perhaps manual).
     
  11. ibo

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    I've finally solved the problem. I would never have solved it unless it were you guys. Thank you so much for all the help. Now I know what to do if a computer is not shown on in workgroup. My problem was that the services on the computer were not started. I had to start them and set them to automatically.

    Thanks to TerryNet & JohnWill - you're the starzzz
     
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    You're welcome. Glad you got it working now.

    Please mark this 'solved' using the Thread Tools at the upper right.
     
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    Glad it helped. :)
     
  14. ibo

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    I'm sorry, but it only says to show printable version and e-mail the page. How do you do this?
     
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    There should be some entries below that. It's been so long since I looked at the page without the mod commands that I don't remember exactly what appears, but Mark Solved should be the last thing on the menu.
     
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