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XP Desk & Vista Lap do not see each other


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#1 Lynx560

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:19 AM

My daughter brought her laptop home from college to transfer some files from our desktop computer at home. Before she left for college, I setup her laptop to join our home network and everything worked just fine. Both computers could "see" each other & files transfered with no problem.
Now, however, neither computer can "see" each other. Both connect to our wireless network, but just can't connect together.
The Computer Names of both haven't changed & both have the same Workgroup Name.

I did an "ipconfig" for each machine & then pinged each computer from the other. After reading each ipconfig, I have a feeling the problem is with the adapters.

I just dont know how to fix it...

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ipconfig from each machine:

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XP (Desktop)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Dad>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

C:\Documents and Settings\Dad>

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Vista (Laptop)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Dad>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.wa.comcast.net.
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
COnnection-specific DNS Suffix . :

C:\Users\Dad>

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Ping from XP (Desktop) to Vista (Laptop):

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C:\Documents and Settings\Dad>ping 192.168.1.102

Pinging 192.168.1.102 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.102:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Documents and Settings\Dad>

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Ping from Vista (Laptop) to XP (Desktop)

C:\Users\Dad>ping 192.168.1.100

Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time=56ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time=2ms TTL=64

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.100:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 56ms, Average = 15ms

C:\Users\Dad>
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If any other information is needed, I will post it as soon as I can.

Thank you for your time

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#2 sreez

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:42 PM

XP machine is not able to ping Vista. Disable the firewall on XP if you had one and test it. Later enable it.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 05:40 AM

Thank you for replying sreez. I do not use a firewall, there is one built into my router that my laptop is also connected to. If it were a firewall problem, neither one would see each other.
Thanks anyway.

Any other ideas ?

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:47 PM

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

See if this helps

LIFE is so simple, if you know the reason of your existence at certain place. Treat every step as first one and trust god, friends, relatives and everyone.

 

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