Vista/XP Networking Fustrations has become Vista/XP Networking HEL

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Sid, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Sid

    Sid Guest

    I gotta say, no computer problem has ever caused me this much grief or caused
    me to cuss so much in my life, so hopefully someone can help me...

    I have been trying for the good part of a month to set up a network between
    ONE Vista machine and ONE XP Machine, and have been told to go screw myself
    by my Vista machine at every turn, everyday...

    I've realized I posted about this awhile ago but here is my problem again in
    a nutshell:

    *The XP Machine cannot see the Vista Machine, ever.
    *The Vista Machine will occassionally show the XP machine in the Network
    Folder, about 25% of the time.
    *I am sometimes able to access the XP machine using \\ip address. When this
    is successful, sometimes I am able to actually read/write to folders, other
    times access is denied.
    *If the XP machine shows up in the Network Folder, it is almost guaranteed
    that I won't be able to access it via \\ip address. If the XP machine does
    not show up in the Network forlder, then I have a better chance of using \\ip
    address.
    *The XP machine always comes out in the Network Map.

    I have a Linksys WRT350N wireless router. The Vista box is connected with a
    cable, and the XP brick is connected wirelessly.

    I have determined the following, beyond a doubt:
    *The problem lies with the Vista box and not the XP brick because I have a
    Archos portable media player (its OS is Linux based I believe), and both the
    player and the brick can see each other and interact just fine.
    *It maybe a problem with NetBios Over TCP/IP, as ipconfig.txt says it is
    disabled on all my adapters (even thoe it is clearly enabled in WINS tab).
    *It maybe a problem with the NT Browser Service, as browstat.txt says
    browsing is not active on the domain, I cannot find it in the service list.

    (I've tried everything in PChuck articles and all Mick Murphy suggestions,
    the standard stuff I guess)
    (the output of the ipconfig.txt and browstat.txt is included in a reply)

    Thanks in advance for any help, sorry if I sound rude. :p
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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  2. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Sorry don't know why it posted twice, the window crashed and I thought I had
    to resend the post. Anyway, here is my ipconfig.txt and browstat.txt:

    Vista box is Cybertron, MOTHERSCOMPUTER is the XP brick: PHOENIX311 is the
    workgroup for both puters.

    ipconfig.txt-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cybertron
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-9A-DA-25
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::85bf:6e7d:c2ec:fe06%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    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. . . . . . . . . . . :
    2001:0:4137:9e66:3050:107d:b4e0:47b7(Preferred)
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3050:107d:b4e0:47b7%9(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{6728EBF0-8BB6-42F3-B54F-83908CBC704C}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.101%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    ipconfig.txt-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    browstat.txt-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Status for domain PHOENIX311 on transport
    \Device\Nbf_{6728EBF0-8BB6-42F3-B54F-83908CBC704C}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: MOTHERSCOMPUTER
    Could not connect to registry, error = 53 Unable to determine build
    of browser master: 53
    Unable to determine server information for browser master: 59
    1 backup servers retrieved from master MOTHERSCOMPUTER
    \\MOTHERSCOMPUTER
    Unable to retrieve server list from MOTHERSCOMPUTER: 59


    Status for domain PHOENIX311 on transport
    \Device\Nbf_NdisWanNbfOut{A51D56CB-3B7D-44EC-B690-651382409BE0}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.


    Status for domain PHOENIX311 on transport
    \Device\Nbf_{D1DB7276-C4FE-4CD4-BC66-8263B9A9BA24}
    Browsing is NOT active on domain.
    Master name cannot be determined from GetAdapterStatus.
    browstat.txt-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Thanks again!
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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  3. Sid

    RalfG Guest

    You should run ipconfig /all separately on the XP computer.

    Errors here:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network
    Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-9A-DA-25
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::85bf:6e7d:c2ec:fe06%8(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred) ***** cannot
    communicate with 192.168.0.xxx
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1****** >>> there's only
    one router, which IP does it actually have?
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1******
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    and here:


    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . :
    isatap.{6728EBF0-8BB6-42F3-B54F-83908CBC704C}
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
    fe80::5efe:192.168.1.101%14(Preferred)
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 ************** same
    situation as above
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled



    There is no domain in a peer to peer lan, just a workgroup which should be
    the same on all computers. Browsing is integral provided there is actual
    communication between the computers and one or the other will become the
    master browser... it doesn't really matter which. First you have to fix the
    TCP/IP configuration so that gateway, DHCP and DNS servers are all the same
    address. Devices on different subnets should not be able to communicate with
    each other.. i.e. 192.168.1.x doesn't talk to 192.168.0.x. Either set the
    router's IP to be 192.168.1.1 or change your TCP/IP settings in the
    computers to match what it really is (DHCP and DNS). Check that DNS relay is
    enabled in the router. Neither computer can have the same IP as the router.
    If ICS happens to be activated on either computer turn it off.

    Third party software firewalls can block LAN communications. If you're using
    any it may help to disable or uninstall the firewall before configuring your
    LAN. Once the LAN is working properly you can reinstall the firewall and
    debug any networking problems it creates.
     
    RalfG, Mar 15, 2008
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  4. Sid

    Sid Guest

    RalfG,

    Thanks. I set the router ip to 192.168.1.1 and the XP computer is set to
    static ip 192.168.1.102.

    The XP Machine can now see the Vista puter, but the Vista Machine still
    cannot see the XP brick in the Network Folder, although it does show up in
    the Network Map. I can also ping both puters both ways and access each
    computers files both ways.

    I know its possible to see the XP brick in the Network Folder because, even
    with the errors you pointed out, it happens occasionally, now not being one
    of those better moments. Why does it only work sometimes? :|

    Also I tried looking for a DNS relay option in the routers settings, but
    couldn't find anything, is there anything equivalent to this on a Linksys
    WRT350N?

    Netbios over TCP/Ip is still disabled. :(

    I have Bitdefender on the Vista machine and Zone Alarm on the XP machine,
    both are disabled, as are both Windows firewalls.

    Here are the ipconfigs for both machines:

    Vista--------------------------------------------

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cybertron
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Bluetooth Network Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth Device (Personal Area
    Network)
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-12-5A-5F-6E-B7
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-20-9A-DA-25
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

    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

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

    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* 10:

    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

    Vista--------------------------------------------


    XP-----------------------------------------------

    Windows IP Configuration



    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MothersComputer

    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No



    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast
    Ethernet NIC

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-09-73-17-A6



    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:



    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter
    WMP300N

    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-F8-A6-2B-1D

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

    192.168.0.1

    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, March 15, 2008 1:01:30
    PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, March 16, 2008 1:01:30 PM
    XP-----------------------------------------------

    I have no idea why the vista box ahs so many adapters, I only see the
    bluetooth and intel adapters in the network connections :|

    Thanks again.
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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