Vista/XP Networking Fustrations have become Vista/XP Networking HE

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. . . . . . . . : Disable
    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

    PEF Guest

    Hi

    Did not mention which antivirus or 3rd party firewall if its present

    Regards

    PEF
     
    PEF, Mar 15, 2008
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  4. Sid

    PureFox Guest

    Sid schreef:
    Have you read this:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx

    --

    Groetjes/
    _______/Rein.

    http://www.reindejong.nl
     
    PureFox, Mar 15, 2008
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  5. Sid

    Pjerrot Guest

    Pjerrot, Mar 15, 2008
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  6. Sid

    Sid Guest

    PEF,

    Sorry..

    For the Vista box, I have Bitdefender Internet Security 2008 and for the XP
    brick I have Zone Alarm.

    I have disabled the Windows firewall on both machines and also these
    firewalls, but the behavior is the same.

    Thanks for replying.
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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  7. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Pjerriot,

    I did read that article, but I did not see anything that would help, thanks.

    Both machines are able to ping each other.

    Thanks for replying.
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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  8. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Groetjes/Rein,

    I did read that article, but I didn't see anything that would help or
    already tried. Thanks.
     
    Sid, Mar 15, 2008
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  9. Sid

    jamie-a Guest

    Hi Sid
    I had exactly the same problem. I eventually gave up and installed
    'Network Magic', works flawlessly.
    This program is not freeware but you can trial it by downloading from
    their website.

    Good luck
    M
     
    jamie-a, Mar 16, 2008
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  10. Sid

    Mick Murphy Guest

    You have read the link, but read what I wrote!

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

    Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.

    Permissions/Share info is there as well.

    If using Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro I.S., make sure file and printer
    sharing is enabled in THEIR firewall.

    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.

    Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer Sharing Wizard to include
    Vista in your “New†Network, even if you had an XP Network set up prior to
    adding a Vista computer to it.
     
    Mick Murphy, Mar 16, 2008
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  11. Sid

    Pjerrot Guest

    Hi SId,


    When the ip-ping works stable, then the connections are OK.

    You may try the Ethereal to analyse the ethernet network traffic. Will
    Vista send or respond correct to Netbios packets? What send the Samba
    (in the Linux box) and XP to each? Compare the XP - Linux box
    communicaiton with the Vista - XP communication.

    I do not know if this is too much, but sometimes one have to go to
    deepest details to find the problem.


    Regards
    Pjerrot
     
    Pjerrot, Mar 16, 2008
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  12. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Yeah I actually did download that. But the trial will end in awhile. :(
     
    Sid, Mar 18, 2008
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  13. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Thanks again Mick Murphy.

     
    Sid, Mar 18, 2008
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