New Windows Vista machine not communicating with existing Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by LegalDiva, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. LegalDiva

    LegalDiva Guest

    I just purchased a new Windows Vista machine. My server with has XP does not
    recognize the new machine. My network is both wired/wireless, however, the
    new machine is wired. I am using Windows XP Professional on the other three
    computers, and Windows Vista a spare laptop (that doesn't connect to the
    network drives). What do I need to do to fix this problem so that I can map
    the drives to the new machine?
     
    LegalDiva, Jul 9, 2007
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  2. Do a simple test. If turn off the firewall, can you ping the Vista by IP?

    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
    I just purchased a new Windows Vista machine. My server with has XP does not
    recognize the new machine. My network is both wired/wireless, however, the
    new machine is wired. I am using Windows XP Professional on the other three
    computers, and Windows Vista a spare laptop (that doesn't connect to the
    network drives). What do I need to do to fix this problem so that I can map
    the drives to the new machine?
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jul 9, 2007
    #2
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  3. LegalDiva

    Chuck [MVP] Guest

    Start by checking firewalls, and the NetBT setting, on each computer.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html

    And you did setup the Vista computer properly?
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/12/windows-xp-and-vista-on-lan-together.html

    You could look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    computer, and diagnose the problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and
    follow instructions precisely (download browstat!):
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP 2005-2007 [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.
     
    Chuck [MVP], Jul 9, 2007
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  4. LegalDiva

    LegalDiva Guest

    Thank you both for all your help. I am not sure what worked but...

    I first installed the fix for Windows XP working with Vista on all
    computers.
    Then I attempted to connect to the network again... It connected, but then
    the server lost the router...so I reinstalled the router.
    Then from the Vista PC, I made a rule in Norton, to allow a range of IP
    Addresses for both Inbound/Outbound traffic.
    I still could not browse the XP machines, but I was able to type the path,
    which then gave me the ability to browse the XP directory.

    All is working fine now.
     
    LegalDiva, Jul 9, 2007
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  5. Thank you for the update.

    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
    Thank you both for all your help. I am not sure what worked but...

    I first installed the fix for Windows XP working with Vista on all
    computers.
    Then I attempted to connect to the network again... It connected, but then
    the server lost the router...so I reinstalled the router.
    Then from the Vista PC, I made a rule in Norton, to allow a range of IP
    Addresses for both Inbound/Outbound traffic.
    I still could not browse the XP machines, but I was able to type the path,
    which then gave me the ability to browse the XP directory.

    All is working fine now.
     
    Robert L [MVP - Networking], Jul 10, 2007
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