Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the networ

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by inouno, May 19, 2008.

  1. inouno

    inouno Guest

    A few things first:
    XP to XP network was and is working great. I can print over the network and
    everything.
    Workgroup names are the same on all computers (MSHOME.)
    I followed every tutorial for setting up a home network between XP and Vista
    computers that I could find.
    Everything appears to be in proper working order for the network to
    function, but it does not.
    I can ping the XP computer from the Vista laptop via computer name and IP
    address.
    I can connect to the Vista laptop's Public folders on my XP desktop just fine.

    My problem(s): I click on view full map in Network and Sharing center on
    Vista, and I can see all the XP computers (because I installed the LLTD fix)
    sometimes I can click on the computers, sometimes I can't. I don't know why
    that is.

    Next, clicking on "View computers and devices" only shows my Laptop and
    router. Sometimes the other computers show up too, usually after a few tries
    or refreshes. When the XP computers do show up, and I double click to try to
    view the shared folders, I get the following error:

    "Windows cannot access \\Computer Name. Check the spelling of the name.
    Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and
    resolve network problems, click Diagnose. Error code: 0x80070005 Access is
    denied."

    Clicking on diagnose says this:

    "Windows did not find any problems with this computer's network connection."

    My firewalls are set to allow computers on the network. I've even turned
    them off and just let Windows Firewall do it's thing.

    I really don't understand the spelling error. I think if that can be fixed,
    the network would work just fine.
     
    inouno, May 19, 2008
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  2. inouno

    john_cena Guest

    Hi inouno

    Make sure Network Discovery is turned on, Also File Sharing. make sur
    the following Services are Set to automatic and started.
    go to start, then in the search bar type services.msc and check th
    following

    Function Discovery Resource Publication Serivce

    Function Discovery Host service

    Server Service


    Also if this doesnt work please post has to haove your computers ar
    connected wih.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    --
    john_cen

    -Shihan Sylvester Pietersz-
    -(MCP,MCSA,MCSE+Security,MCSE+Messeging-
    -MCTS,MCITP)-
    -Systems -::-Engineer / Consultant Trainer- ::
     
    john_cena, May 19, 2008
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  3. inouno

    inouno Guest

    Yep, Network Discovery is turned on, File sharing as well, and those
    services are all set to automatic and are started.

    Can see the XP computers in the full map, but they still don't always load
    when I click "view computers and devices." Typing " \\Computer " into the run
    dialog gives me the same "Windows cannot access, check spelling" error as
    before. I don't understand what spelling I'm checking when it gives me the
    same error when I connect using " \\IP ADDRESS "

    Like I said, I followed every resource I could find from MS about getting
    this to work, so Network discovery, file sharing, public folder sharing,
    printer sharing, media sharing, are all set to ON. My network is set up as a
    private network in Vista. Everything SHOULD work, but clearly it's not.
     
    inouno, May 19, 2008
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  4. inouno

    john_cena Guest

    Hi inouno,

    Ok can you post the Ipconfig /all of your vista computer & IPconfi
    /all of a xp computer please .

    Cheers !!

    --
    john_cen

    -Shihan Sylvester Pietersz-
    -(MCP,MCSA,MCSE+Security,MCSE+Messeging-
    -MCTS,MCITP)-
    -Systems -::-Engineer / Consultant Trainer- ::
     
    john_cena, May 19, 2008
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  5. inouno

    tripap Guest

    I had a similar problem with Vista connecting to a printer that wa
    connected to a network computer running XP. I tried everything I coul
    think of including all the stuff MS suggests concerning making th
    printer visible on the network and enabling sharing, etc. I found th
    answer in a TechRepublic item that worked around the problem by definin
    a "local?" printer on the Vista laptop. It might be a solution for you

    - On Vista PC go to "Control Panel" - "Printers" - "Add printer"
    - Believe or not, click "Add a local printer" (I know you want to add
    network printer but that way it doesn't work)
    - Click "Create a new port" - "Local Port" - "Next"
    - In the next box you have to enter a port name like this
    "\\PCname\Printer name" where "PC name" is the network name of the X
    PC or Network Share where you have the printer and "Printer name" is th
    network name of that printer. Be careful with this names. Check in you
    XP PC "Control Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - "your printer" - righ
    click - "share" - "share resources name"
    - Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you ar
    adding.
    - Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or prin
    something to test it
     
    tripap, May 19, 2008
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  6. inouno

    inouno Guest

    Vista Ipconfig:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Sean-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cmts.eph.ptd.net

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cmts.eph.ptd.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-61-4D-0B
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c8e:ff63:20c5:2ced%10(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.198(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 18, 2008 7:06:50 PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:18:37 PM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cmts.eph.ptd.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated
    Controlle
    r
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-09-CC-D8-61
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
    2001:0:4137:9e50:3c8d:2f8b:3f57:ff39(Pref
    erred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c8d:2f8b:3f57:ff39%8(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.cmts.eph.ptd.net
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . Yes
     
    inouno, May 19, 2008
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  7. inouno

    inouno Guest

    XP IPconfig:

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : SEANPC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : cmts.eph.ptd.net

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : cmts.eph.ptd.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet
    Adap
    ter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-A1-0D-59-F5
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.195
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::208:a1ff:fe0d:59f5%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, May 19, 2008 8:47:57 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, May 20, 2008 8:47:57 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 . : cmts.eph.ptd.net
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    Pseudo-Interface

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-C3
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.195%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


    Also- I realize that my laptop name is Sean-PC and my desktop is SeanPC,
    without the dash. Just so no one calls me out on them being so similar.
     
    inouno, May 19, 2008
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  8. inouno

    john_cena Guest

    HI inouno ,

    Your IP configuration Looks fine. what you need to do is youi said yo
    turned off all other firewalls and let windows Firewall do it thing. O
    your xp computers open up windows firewall and go to the Exemptions tab
    make sure file and print sharing is ticked.

    Also on your vista computer make sure file & print sharing is ticked.

    Also make sure you can ping from your vista computer to your x
    computer & vise versa.
    if this doesnt work please post the PIng results.

    Hope this helps

    CHeers !

    --
    john_cen

    -Shihan Sylvester Pietersz-
    -(MCP,MCSA,MCSE+Security,MCSE+Messeging-
    -MCTS,MCITP)-
    -Systems -::-Engineer / Consultant Trainer- ::
     
    john_cena, May 20, 2008
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  9. inouno

    inouno Guest

    File & Print sharing is ticked, ping works from XP and Vista, and my Vista
    computer is also added to the "trusted" list of my 3rd party firewall. I
    really don't understand what the issue is here, if everything is set up
    correctly. The only REAL issue I'm having is the "Check Spelling" error.
     
    inouno, May 20, 2008
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  10. inouno

    inouno Guest

    No more ideas?
     
    inouno, May 24, 2008
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  11. inouno

    tripap Guest

    Did you try the workaround I sent? On my Vista laptop, I had been able
    to add network printers attached to XP computers, but never print
    anything to them before I applied the technique I sent. After defining
    the printer differently, everything worked perfectly.
     
    tripap, May 27, 2008
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