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Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

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Old 05-16-2008
nerdcorerocks
 

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Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

Hello guys. I have one Vista PC that is being completely uncooperative.
We have a bunch of computer connected through a router, some xp, a
couple Vista.

The best computer is an XP one, so I want to use it as a server for a
small upcoming LAN party. All computers can see and join the server for
various games...all except this Asus Laptop with Vista!

I have firewalls shut off for the server computer and this laptop. I
have the network on the laptop set to Private. On the laptop, I can
actually "see" the XP computer. I can even open up and download shared
files from it!

Regardless, I cannot see or manually connect to IP for any other server
in the network (the XP or others...even the other Vista). This computer
just refuses. I have a LAN party scheduled for tomorrow and I'm
freaking out that some of the vista computers won't work. Please help
ASAP Thank you!!!


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Old 05-16-2008
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers
On Fri, 16 May 2008 15:40:43 -0500, nerdcorerocks <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:

>
>Hello guys. I have one Vista PC that is being completely uncooperative.
>We have a bunch of computer connected through a router, some xp, a
>couple Vista.
>
>The best computer is an XP one, so I want to use it as a server for a
>small upcoming LAN party. All computers can see and join the server for
>various games...all except this Asus Laptop with Vista!
>
>I have firewalls shut off for the server computer and this laptop. I
>have the network on the laptop set to Private. On the laptop, I can
>actually "see" the XP computer. I can even open up and download shared
>files from it!
>
>Regardless, I cannot see or manually connect to IP for any other server
>in the network (the XP or others...even the other Vista). This computer
>just refuses. I have a LAN party scheduled for tomorrow and I'm
>freaking out that some of the vista computers won't work. Please help
>ASAP Thank you!!!


OK, I'm just a bit confused about your problem.
" On the laptop, I can actually "see" the XP computer. I can even open up and
download shared files from it!"
then
"I cannot see or manually connect to IP for any other server in the network (the
XP or others...even the other Vista)."

Could you maybe re type that slower? I'm betting that you have a couple typos,
and that's preventing me from understanding what you're saying (maybe the heat
is a problem too).

Or, you could maybe diagnose the problem, using logs from "browstat status",
"ipconfig /all", "net config server", and "net config workstation", from the
server, the laptop, and one computer that has no problem, so we can diagnose the
problem. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
precisely (Download browstat, and run all programs in Vista from a command
window started as admin.):
<http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
http://networking.nitecruzr.net/2005...#AskingForHelp

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Old 05-17-2008
nerdcorerocks
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

OK. I'm sorry if I sounded like a spaz, haha. My problem is this.
From the Network Sharing area of Vista, I can click on the network and
"see" all of the different computers. I can then click on them to
access their shared files.

The second quote was strictly dealing with LAN game servers. When I
make a server with any other computer in the LAN, I cannot access it
through this one Vista Laptop.

So I can't see game servers or even manually force a "connect to IP" to
them, but I can browse through the various computers in Windows Vista.

*Note: This problem goes away when using wireless. I can then access
game servers correctly, but I'd still like to find out why I can't do
this using a hard connection. Thanks.


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Old 05-17-2008
john_cena
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

hi nerdcorerocks,

on your Vista pcs check to see wheter nework Discovery is working
properly. Enable and Disable it. also what is the error message that
your getting when you try to connect to the other xp pcs. if your
getting a Access Denied you need to go to control panel switch to clasic
mode go to user accounts. on your left side you should see manage
network passwords. add your Xp servers Username and password. Also make
sure your Vista machines and Xp machines are in the same workgroup.
because Vista is defulty joint to WORKGROUP.

Hope this helps.

Cheers !!


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Old 05-17-2008
nerdcorerocks
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

Hi Jon. I only have problems when trying to connect to a Local Game
server.


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Old 05-17-2008
john_cena
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

Hi nerdcorerocks,

then u need to check wheter your firewall is blocking any port that is
connecting to your game server Since Vista is also a outbound firewall
it may be blocking you from connecting to the server allow the port from
your firewall to the server. go to start in the search bar type
advfirewall and create a new outbound access rule.

Hope this helps

CHeers !!


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Old 05-17-2008
Chuck [MVP]
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers
On Fri, 16 May 2008 18:49:58 -0500, nerdcorerocks <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:

>
>
>OK. I'm sorry if I sounded like a spaz, haha. My problem is this.
>From the Network Sharing area of Vista, I can click on the network and
>"see" all of the different computers. I can then click on them to
>access their shared files.
>
>The second quote was strictly dealing with LAN game servers. When I
>make a server with any other computer in the LAN, I cannot access it
>through this one Vista Laptop.
>
>So I can't see game servers or even manually force a "connect to IP" to
>them, but I can browse through the various computers in Windows Vista.
>
>*Note: This problem goes away when using wireless. I can then access
>game servers correctly, but I'd still like to find out why I can't do
>this using a hard connection. Thanks.


OK, let's see what diagnostics show. See my post above, and be thorough,
please. 3 computers x 4 log files each - don't scrimp.

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Old 05-17-2008
nerdcorerocks
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

OK. First the XP Pc. The one that I want to run as the server for my
games.

IP CONFIG

Windows IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : stefan

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast

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

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

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168/8111 PCI-E
Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-7D-AD-58-16

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

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.76

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

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, May 17, 2008
2:49:24 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 18, 2008
2:49:24 AM

NETCONFIG
Server Name \\STEFAN
Server Comment

Software version Windows 2002
Server is active on
NetBT_Tcpip_{AB11D29A-F9C1-4BB0-8AAC-7CEC61ADC25D} (001d7dad5816)
NetbiosSmb (000000000000)


Server hidden No
Maximum Logged On Users 5
Maximum open files per session 16384

Idle session time (min) 15
The command completed successfully.

Computer name \\STEFAN
Full Computer name stefan
User name Stefan Kurek

Workstation active on
NetbiosSmb (000000000000)
NetBT_Tcpip_{AB11D29A-F9C1-4BB0-8AAC-7CEC61ADC25D} (001D7DAD5816)

Software version Windows 2002

Workstation domain MSHOME
Workstation Domain DNS Name (null)
Logon domain STEFAN

COM Open Timeout (sec) 0
COM Send Count (byte) 16
COM Send Timeout (msec) 250
The command completed successfully.

BROWSTAT

Status for domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{AB11D29A-F9C1-4BB0-8AAC-7CEC61ADC25D}
Browsing is active on domain.
Master browser name is: STEFAN
Master browser is running build 2600
1 backup servers retrieved from master STEFAN
\\STEFAN
There are 5 servers in domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{AB11D29A-F9C1-4BB0-8AAC-7CEC61ADC25D}
There are 2 domains in domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{AB11D29A-F9C1-4BB0-8AAC-7CEC61ADC25D}


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Old 05-17-2008
nerdcorerocks
 

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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

Vista PC on Wireless (this is the problem PC but it works fine
wirelessly)

IPCONFIG


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mike-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : gateway.2wire.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet
10/100/1000Base-T Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-C6-6A-A3-26
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-57-94-A5
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
fe80::acec:714:7b1c:ec6d%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.78(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, May 16, 2008 7:16:12 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, May 18, 2008 11:18:44
AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 285220667
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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* 10:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . :
fe80::5efe:192.168.1.78%19(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

NETCONFIG

Server Name \\MIKE-PC
Server Comment

Software version Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
Server is active on
NetbiosSmb (MIKE-PC)
NetBT_Tcpip_{8CE25EB0-5267-4B94-80EF-09DC55F796E6} (MIKE-PC)


Server hidden No
Maximum Logged On Users 10
Maximum open files per session 16384

Idle session time (min) 15
The command completed successfully.

Computer name \\MIKE-PC
Full Computer name Mike-PC
User name Mike

Workstation active on
NetbiosSmb (000000000000)
NetBT_Tcpip_{8CE25EB0-5267-4B94-80EF-09DC55F796E6} (001F3B5794A5)

Software version Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium

Workstation domain MSHOME
Logon domain Mike-PC

COM Open Timeout (sec) 0
COM Send Count (byte) 16
COM Send Timeout (msec) 250
The command completed successfully.

BROWSTAT


Status for domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{8CE25EB0-5267-4B94-80EF-09DC55F796E6}
Browsing is active on domain.
Master browser name is: STEFAN
Could not connect to registry, error = 53 Unable to determine
build of browser master: 53
\\\\STEFAN . Version:05.01 Flags: 71203 NT POTENTIAL
BACKUP MASTER
1 backup servers retrieved from master STEFAN
\\STEFAN
There are 5 servers in domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{8CE25EB0-5267-4B94-80EF-09DC55F796E6}
There are 2 domains in domain MSHOME on transport
\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{8CE25EB0-5267-4B94-80EF-09DC55F796E6}


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Old 05-17-2008
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Re: Vista PC can access shared folders but can't connect to Local LAN Servers

Hi guys. I just did a test. It actually can see "some" game servers
but not all of them (can't see Farcry, Battlefield 2, but can see Half
Life 2). I guess I'm content enough, cause it might not be the laptop's
fault. Thanks for your help though.


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