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

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Old 05-19-2008
inouno
 

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Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the networ
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.
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Old 05-19-2008
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Re: Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the networ

Hi inouno

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

Function Discovery Resource Publication Serivce

Function Discovery Host service

Server Service


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

Hope this helps

Cheers !


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Old 05-19-2008
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"john_cena" wrote:

>
> Hi inouno
>
> Make sure Network Discovery is turned on, Also File Sharing. make sure
> the following Services are Set to automatic and started.
> go to start, then in the search bar type services.msc and check the
> following
>
> Function Discovery Resource Publication Serivce
>
> Function Discovery Host service
>
> Server Service
>
>
> Also if this doesnt work please post has to haove your computers are
> connected wih.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Cheers !
>
>
> --
> john_cena
>
> -Shihan Sylvester Pietersz-
> -(MCP,MCSA,MCSE+Security,MCSE+Messeging-
> -MCTS,MCITP)-
> -Systems -::-Engineer / Consultant Trainer- ::
>


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.
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Old 05-19-2008
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Re: Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the networ

Hi inouno,

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

Cheers !!!


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Workaround?
I had a similar problem with Vista connecting to a printer that was connected to a network computer running XP. I tried everything I could think of including all the stuff MS suggests concerning making the printer visible on the network and enabling sharing, etc. I found the answer in a TechRepublic item that worked around the problem by defining 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 a 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 XP PC or Network Share where you have the printer and "Printer name" is the network name of that printer. Be careful with this names. Check in your XP PC "Control Panel" - "Printers and faxes" - "your printer" - right click - "share" - "share resources name"
- Choose the manufacturer and printer model of the printer you are adding.
- Now the printer will be added and you can print a test page or print something to test it.
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Old 05-19-2008
inouno
 

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Re: Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the ne
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
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Old 05-19-2008
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Re: Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the ne
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.
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Old 05-20-2008
john_cena
 

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

HI inouno ,

Your IP configuration Looks fine. what you need to do is youi said you
turned off all other firewalls and let windows Firewall do it thing. On
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 xp
computer & vise versa.
if this doesnt work please post the PIng results.

Hope this helps

CHeers !!


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Old 05-20-2008
inouno
 

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Re: Vista laptop won't connect to XP desktops/printers over the ne
"john_cena" wrote:

>
> HI inouno ,
>
> Your IP configuration Looks fine. what you need to do is youi said you
> turned off all other firewalls and let windows Firewall do it thing. On
> 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 xp
> computer & vise versa.
> if this doesnt work please post the PIng results.
>
> Hope this helps
>
> CHeers !!
>
>
> --
> john_cena
>
> -Shihan Sylvester Pietersz-
> -(MCP,MCSA,MCSE+Security,MCSE+Messeging-
> -MCTS,MCITP)-
> -Systems -::-Engineer / Consultant Trainer- ::
>


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.
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Old 05-24-2008
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