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#1 Davis Engeler

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Posted 03 February 2009 - 05:54 PM

Hey everyone. I'm needing a little help with something. I've got 3 computers running into the same router. I've never been able to run programs (or do anything, for that matter) that deals with the network (for example I was most recently trying to play an LAN game). They all have internet, but don't seem that they want to talk to each other. Heh. I've got them in the same workgroup but still not working. On my secondary computer the main computer shows up in the Workgroup computers, but I still cannot view the shared files on it. I get an error that I don't have permission and that the network path was not found. On the main computer the secondary computer does not show up at all. I've tried disabling firewall, etc. Nothing I know works.

I would really appreciate help with this.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:48 PM

First, what type of firewalls do you have installed, and what type of router are you using? Also, just to confirm, are all of the computers hardwired?

Most likely, a setting on all of the software firewalls needs to be changed to allow the computers to trust each other. How this would be set up, however, will depend on the specific software in use. Disabling the firewall will usually just active the Windows Firewall, which will still prevent the connections until it has also been configured.
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 03:44 PM

I've tried disabling the firewall temporarily to see if that was the problem. It still didn't work. I'm using a LinkSys WRT54G wireless router with three computers connected to it via Ethernet cords.

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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:39 PM

Ok. Then to start, with the firewall disabled can the computers ping one another?
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Posted 04 February 2009 - 05:48 PM

No they don't. It times out for both.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 09:43 AM

What firewall are you using? With some firewall applications the "Disable" option doesn't disable the firewall itself, it disables the monitoring capability. Also, what operating systems are on the involved computers?
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:17 AM

My main computer is XP Home and the two others is XP Pro.

I'm using the Windows Firewall.

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Posted 05 February 2009 - 10:46 AM

What antivirus/antimalware software is installed on the computers?
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Posted 05 February 2009 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:29 AM

Which edition, the free personal one or the security suite?
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 09:36 AM

It's free personal.

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 10:34 AM

Do you have warnings on all three computers from Windows Security Center indicating that the firewall is disabled?

From each of the computers, can you run a tracert to each of the other computers?

Are the computers set up with static or DHCP addresses, and what are the addresses?

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 02:18 PM

Yes I do get a warning. Could you could tell me how to check the other things you asked about?

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:15 PM

On each computer, go to the command line and type "ipconfig /all" and press enter. Copy and paste the results from each computer here. This will give us the IP address of each of the three computers, as well as some additional information.
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Posted 06 February 2009 - 05:25 PM

Alright, I'm only going to post for the main two.

First Computer:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : davis
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/100 VE Network Connecti
on
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-F1-75-53-96
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
63.162.197.99
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 06, 2009 4:55:23 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 07, 2009 4:55:23
PM

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 4:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TeamViewer VPN Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-AC-EC-5E-01

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TeamViewer VPN Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-90-73-4B-59

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 3:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : StoneGate VPN Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-00-00-01-00

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Second Computer:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : davis2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/1000 MT Network Connect
ion
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-08-74-DD-47-9E
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.102
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 208.67.222.222
208.67.220.220
63.162.197.99
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 06, 2009 8:15:51 AM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, February 07, 2009 8:15:51
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