On Thu, 10 May 2007 11:26:01 -0700, Tim <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> On Thu, 10 May 2007 03:27:01 -0700, Tim <Tim@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>> Since you know that the XP desktop (using ICS I presume) works as an Internet
>> server, concentrate on the Vista laptop, and on getting it to accept an IP
>> address using DHCP.
>> When you get the Vista laptop to accept an IP address on 192.168.0/24, then
>> continue with file sharing issues.
>Thanks for that - I tried adding the new value to my network adapter's
>registry entry but it doesn't seem to have made a difference - the XP still
>says network cable unplugged and Vista still has limited connectivity.
OK, confirm please - if you unplug the Vista computer, and plug in the XP
computer, the XP computer comes online with no problems?
If that's absolutely true, then we have to look at the Vista computer. Can you
get it online to any network? Has it ever been known to be networkable? Have
you discussed this with the vendor?
If you Google thru microsoft. public. windowsxp. network_web (the peer forum to
this one), you'll find a few references to the nVidia nForce, none of them
Besides the nForce, I would look at LSP / Winsock corruption. When you're
talking about a computer with an IP address of 169.254/16, it's not getting DHCP
packets. That shouldn't be a personal firewall issue, it's either physical or
it's in Winsock. I have plenty of experience with Winsock on XP, none yet with
Vista. You can read about the XP issues.
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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