Vista/XP Networking Fustrations, Please Help, Lots of info!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Sid, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Sid

    Sid Guest

    My Vista Ultimate Computer is not cooperating in my home network. It cannot
    see nor bee seen by any device in my network. My home network is fairly
    simple but it consists of the following:

    (LOTS of Info so please bear with me)

    Linksys WRT350N Router:

    My Computer: Vista Ultimate, connected by wire, Uses Bitdefender 2008
    Internet Security, Sees nothing, Nothing sees it*

    Mother's Computer: Xp Home, Connected Wirelessly (Linksys Wireless Internet
    Adapter 300N), Uses Zone Alarm Internet Security, Cannot See Vista puter*

    Archos 704 Portable Media Player: Connected Wirelesly, Can see Xp puter,Can
    be seen by XP puter when it is in device mode and file server mode

    Nintendo Wii: Connected Wirelessly ...obviously...

    *Everything can be 'seen' on both the Vista and XP machines when I use the
    Linksys EasyLink Program and with a trial version of Network Magic (installed
    on both machines).

    -XP shows up on Vista Network Map (thanks to LLTD Responder or whatever it
    is )but not in the newtwork folder

    -I can ping both computers either way (XP->Vista,Vista->XP)

    -I can access shared folders on both machines through either machine by
    using the Run command and typing the IP address .

    -I am sharing a printer on the XP Machine, but Vista is only able to connect
    to it ONCE every so often, when ever it feels like it it seems (this is thru
    RUN>IP Address and then right clicking on the Printer Icon). It is shared
    thru the XP machine

    -I have disabled the Windows firewall on both puters, even their personal
    firewalls/antivirus...and nothing.

    -Both Computers are in the Same Workgroup

    -NetBios over TCP/IP is enabled in both Network Connections on both puters

    -I have tried everything suggested in this discussion group, from the
    Microsoft Technet 'File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista' article,
    everything from the PChuck Articles (I guess from Chuck[MVP]), everything
    that Mick Murphy usually suggests (see,I have read thru quite a bit of
    discusions here!)

    The thing that gets me is that everything use to work like it was supposed
    to but then one day it stopped, so I suspect a Window Update to be at fault.
    I will post the output from my ipconfig/all in a reply.

    Thanks to anyone who has read this far, any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
     
    Sid, Feb 27, 2008
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  2. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Here is my IPConfig info:

    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

    Thanks again to anyone wiling to help.
     
    Sid, Feb 27, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Hi Sid; I did get to the bottom!
    Is Network discovery ON in Ultimate?
    And is file sharing allowed in BitDefender's firewall exceptions on vista?
    Did you run XP's home Network file and Printer sharingWizard?
     
    Mick Murphy, Feb 27, 2008
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  4. Sid

    venturen Guest

    One thing all these lists leave out that caused my problem. The was no Client
    for Microsoft network installed in my TCP on vista. After combing the
    internet for 3 plus days I finally got it. Very simple but I haven't seen
    anyone get it before.
     
    venturen, Feb 28, 2008
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  5. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Hey Mick,

    Yea I have network discovery on in Vista. I have run the wizard on XP. There
    is no setting in Bitdefender (at least I havent seen any) that allows file
    sharing automatically. Is there a service I should allow thru? But even when
    i disabled BD the problems remain. Like I said also, it was working fine,
    then one day it just stopped working like expected.

    I guess my Vista heard me talking smack about it cuz now it wont let me
    access anything thing on the network, even using Run>ip address :mad:

    I really think it was an update that messed things up, the question is which
    one? Also i noticed in the ipconfig.txt, it says Netbios over TCP/IP is
    disabled, even tho i clearly have it enabled the network connections advanced
    wins tab. Why?

    Thanks for responding.
     
    Sid, Feb 29, 2008
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  6. Sid

    Sid Guest

    Can you please elaborate? What Client did you install and from where?
    Please tell me so that I may possibly enjoy networking in Vista again....

    Thanks.
     
    Sid, Feb 29, 2008
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