Can't see other computers on Network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by WilliamW, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    I have a Vista Home Premium Laptop and a Vista Ultimate PC. Both are
    connected to the same network and workgroup. The laptop is wireless and the
    PC is wired. If I connect the laptop to the PC with a crossover cable I have
    no problems with the network. Both computers have sharing enabled for all
    but Password and Media.

    Any ideas on where to start
     
    WilliamW, Jan 15, 2008
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  2. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 15, 2008
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  3. WilliamW

    Mick Murphy Guest

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
    How to give Permissions are there, too.
    If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

    1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
    the SAME.

    In Vista Network and Sharing:

    Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

    Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

    File Sharing: ON

    Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
    Docs)

    Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
    passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
    asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
    from an XP computer.
     
    Mick Murphy, Jan 15, 2008
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  4. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    I'm not 100% sure how to ping the laptop from the PC or vice versa. I was
    able to ping the gateway.
     
    WilliamW, Jan 15, 2008
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  5. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    I reviewed the link and verified all the items listed there are executed -
    permissions are set to Everyone on both computers. Password Protection is
    disabled on both. All sharing except Media are enabled on both. Both are in
    the same workgroup (even checked for typos) with Network Discovery enabled.
    Both are set to private network. Both Link Layer items are checked in the
    connection properties on both computers.

    Both are using Windows firewall with FIle and Printer Sharing and Network
    Discovery checked in the exceptions list.

    I can even access the gateway address from both computers (192.168.0.1) and
    do have internet access on both.
     
    WilliamW, Jan 15, 2008
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  6. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 15, 2008
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  7. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    my PC (wired) was able to ping the laptop, but the laptop(wireless) was
    unable to ping the PC.
     
    WilliamW, Jan 15, 2008
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  8. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
    Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Nestor>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Nestor-Laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : mygateway.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mygateway.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-E0-23-D2-87
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c959:2e3a:cdb9:b08a%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.176.138(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 335551968
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . :
    00-01-00-01-0E-ED-25-E3-00-1B-24-D5-E0-1B

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::c959:2e3a:cdb9:b08a%12
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mygateway.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast
    Ethern
    et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-24-D5-E0-1B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : mygateway.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.mygateway.net
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::5efe:169.254.176.138%14(Preferred)

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::c959:2e3a:cdb9:b08a%12
    192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 16:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
    WilliamW, Jan 16, 2008
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  9. "Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.176.138(Preferred)" is the
    problem. You may want to check if there is a new firmware for the router or
    a new driver for the NIC. Otherwise, you may try to disable Ipv6. This post
    may help too.

    Vista: unidentified networkTo my surprize, it was getting 169.254.90.121,
    with a subnet mask of .... Vista: unidentified network The Network and
    Sharing center will identify the ...
    www.chicagotech.net/netforums/viewtopic.php?p=1377&sid=efd7bb2fe5c9d78c8fafa9d9fb0d00cc


    --
    Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


     
    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 16, 2008
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  10. WilliamW

    Azadeh Guest

    I have similar problem. I have three computers connected to the network. One
    computer is using XP, second one W98 and the last one Vista home premium. I
    can see other computer from both W98 and Xp. However, I am not able to see XP
    and W98 from Vista. All sharings except media and password are ON. I would
    like to see other computers from Vista and share printer from W98 and XP. Any
    idea to resolve the problem.

    Thanks

    Azadeh
     
    Azadeh, Jan 17, 2008
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  11. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    There doesn't seem to be any firmware update for the router or new drivers
    for the NIC. I have disabled IPv6 and set a static IPv4 address of
    192.168.0.102. Everytime the laptop reboots, the connection to the internet
    is active and in fine working order. However, I still cannot see the PC from
    the laptop or the laptop from the PC.
    When I ping the laptop from the PC, I get:
    Pinging 192.168.0.102 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 192.168.0.102: bytes=32 time=9ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.102: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.102: bytes=32 time=3ms TTL=128
    Reply from 192.168.0.102: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=128

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.102:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 2ms, Maximum = 9ms, Average = 4ms

    When pinging the PC from the laptop I get:
    Pinging 192.168.1.2 with 32 bytes of data:

    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.1.2:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


     
    WilliamW, Feb 2, 2008
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  12. WilliamW

    WilliamW Guest

    Well, the laptop system crashed so I had to start from scratch. The recovery
    disks that were made when the laptop was first started wouldn't work, so I
    had to install Vista Ultimate onto the laptop. Now ym internet connection is
    working with no issues but I still cannot get network interaction from either
    the desktop or the laptop. The laptop gets the "request times out" when I
    ping the desktop, but the desktop gets a normal response when I ping the
    laptop. Network discovery and sharing is on. The only things turned off are
    media sharing and password protected sharing.
     
    WilliamW, Feb 18, 2008
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