Vista laptop wireless can ping other computers but not see them in Network window

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by plh, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. plh

    plh Guest

    Hello all you MVPs,
    Let me add another plea for help to the mountain of mail about Vista networking
    problems.
    In my case a Vista laptop (Dell Inspiron 1521, AMD Turion 64, Vista Home Basic)
    can ping other computers in wireless mode (even one running Win98) but not see
    them in Network window. I waited the requisite 15 minute (more like an hour
    actually) because I had heard the appearance my be that slow, but still, nada.
    This is a peer-to-peer system using a D-Link DI-624 purchased at least two years
    ago, maybe three or four. It is 802.11g and the D-Link version is 2.28 if that
    helps. But this should not matter since I ran the Internet connectivity
    Evaluation Tool found on
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx and it reports to
    me "Congratulations! Your router supports new advanced..." etc.
    I have also carefully followed all the directions found in in
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/library/bb727037.aspx including all the
    Firewall UDP and TCP port allowances.
    So what I am asking is this: How can I address this problem? I have read may
    posts concerning it and followed the directions in each if they seemed relevant.
    Most of them deal with client-server systems and so do not pertain to me and my
    peer-to-peer setup. Is there a definitive step by step procedure, however long,
    to go through and in so doing root out the problem, whatever it may be?
    Thank You,
    -plh
     
    plh, Nov 3, 2007
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  2. What's the system error if you use net view command, for example net view
    \\ipaddress?

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    Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 4, 2007
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  3. plh

    plh Guest

    Hello Bob Lin,
    I have no heard of that one before, is it a command I put in the cmd window like
    this?
    net view (two words)
    or
    netview (one word)
    so then I would type in
    netview\\192.168.0.102
    or some such ip address?
    Thank You,
    -plh
     
    plh, Nov 4, 2007
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  4. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Nov 4, 2007
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  5. plh

    plh Guest

    Hello Bob Lin,
    I don't get any system errors when I do that. When I run it on the Vista machine
    it successfully reports back the computer description (from My Computer>System
    Properties>Computer Name>Computer description) and a list of the shared folders
    that exist thereon. This is true of any computer that is turned on, both XP and
    Win98.
    Thank You,
    -plh
     
    plh, Nov 5, 2007
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  6. plh

    plh Guest

    Hello Bob Lin,
    I don't get any system errors when I do that. When I run it on the Vista machine
    it successfully reports back the computer description (from My Computer>System
    Properties>Computer Name>Computer description) and a list of the shared folders
    that exist thereon. This is true of any computer that is turned on, both XP and
    Win98.
    Thank You,
    -plh
     
    plh, Nov 6, 2007
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