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devoduo

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I have a Windows 7 Desktop mainly used as a server to store files and I have a Windows 7 Laptop used to mainly access and store files to the desktop. I do not use homegroups because I find that workgroups work better for what I am doing. I have researched hours and hours on forums and googling troubleshooting tips but I can not find one thing that will fix my problem. So here it is....
My laptop can see, view and access my desktop no problem. It shows up on the network and also sees the media devices on it. I can ping and view and alsp remote to desktop. So this is working as expected.
My desktop however cannot see my laptop on the network. I can ping and view laptop by ip address though. I can also see the laptop as a media device. I just cannot see the laptop as a computer on the network.
I have renamed workgroup, reconfigured windows firewall, disabled windows firewall, and pretty much done everything basic and also some minor registry changed but converted back becuase problem did not fix.
I appreciate any help thanks.
 

TerryNet

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Before we really get into trouble shooting, what (if any) non-Windows firewall or security suite do, or did you ever, have on the laptop?

Secondly, on the desktop you are talking about the Network folder, right? Not the eye-candy network map that only works when and if it feels like it?
 

devoduo

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I am using windows firewall and microsoft security suites. I disabled both though and problem still exists.

Yes I am talking about the network folder. You see all the networked devices....computers, media devices, and others like printers.

My laptop is not listed under the computer like the desktop is on the laptop. Like I said though I can ping and connect to laptop by IP.
 

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I have no idea how I missed your post #3 yesterday. :( Sorry.

Can you ping the laptop by name? Please show for both ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 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.
 

devoduo

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No problem....

I can ping the laptop by ip address only and not by name. I will post the results for nbtstat -n and ipconfig/all when I get home.

I am thinkin about just bringing the laptop back to factory settings since its only a month old and starting over, because of all the changes and reinverting that I have made. lol Maybe if I do that then we can start over from scratch.
 

devoduo

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Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Devan>ping devanserver
Ping request could not find host devanserver. Please check the name and try agai
n.
C:\Users\Devan>ping 192.168.1.6
Pinging 192.168.1.6 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.6: bytes=32 time=24ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.6: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.6: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.6: bytes=32 time=10ms TTL=128
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.6:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 3ms, Maximum = 24ms, Average = 11ms
C:\Users\Devan>nbtstat -n
Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.1.38] Scope Id: []
NetBIOS Local Name Table
Name Type Status
---------------------------------------------
DEVANDELL <00> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <00> GROUP Registered
DEVANDELL <20> UNIQUE Registered
WORKGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered
WORKGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered
..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
Wireless Network Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache
Wireless Network Connection 3:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []
No names in cache

C:\Users\Devan>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DevanDell
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #
2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 58-94-6B-46-48-75
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 58-94-6B-46-48-75
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Centrino(R) Advanced-N 6200 AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 58-94-6B-46-48-74
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3026:a5bd:c85d:b22d%15(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.38(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:34:14 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, February 24, 2011 9:34:13 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 223908971
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-BA-44-24-B8-AC-6F-C5-68-14
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : D01A.COM
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B8-AC-6F-C5-68-14
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{76466612-244D-4EF7-97B6-206DC4DD9971}:
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* 9:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter isatap.{47CD97D1-540F-4DE7-87B4-7F77C357E470}:
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
Tunnel adapter isatap.{40F84E5C-1439-42CA-A212-A5CA6D94FD9C}:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #3
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:49e:29c6:3f57:fed9(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::49e:29c6:3f57:fed9%35(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter isatap.D01A.COM:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #4
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


I redid my laptop to factory settings like new. Enabled file sharing, network discovery, etc. that should work with workgroups.
 

TerryNet

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Is the above output for the laptop or desktop, and are you going to show the other one?
 

devoduo

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The above is for the laptop. I figure that the problem is with the laptop. Do you need other one?
 

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If the problem is with the laptop then suspect a firewall, incorrect wireless driver or defective wireless adapter.
 

devoduo

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Wireless works great....the laptop works great....I just can not see it from my desktop
 
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