Problem setting up a Workgroup between 2 home computers
Posted 01 June 2006 - 09:01 AM
Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:14 AM
I've pinged on computer 1 with 192.168.0.3 and on computer 2 with 192.168.0.2 and got "request timed out" 4 times on each
Posted 01 June 2006 - 10:15 AM
Posted 02 June 2006 - 02:40 AM
I am running SP2 on both PCs
I turned off Zone alarm on both PCs and pinged the other and got 4 replies from each
Network connections still show 'connected' but cant see each other in 'My network places'
Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:19 AM
Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:24 AM
I ran the Wizard on the Host and was told there was a problem
Sudden thought - I had turned the Zone Alarm Firewalls back on (Paranoid as I've had problems with malware which G2G sorted for me) so I turned them off again and both Wizards appeared to run ok - the workgroup name has been changed
I set things up as Host connecting direct to the Internet and the Client connecting through the Host and enabled File and Printer sharing
They still cant see each other though !!
I pinged the Client all was ok(192.168.0.3) but if I pinged the Host 4 'Request timed out' (192.168.0.2)
Network connections on the Host now show:-
BTopenworld broadband - Dial UP - Connected,Shared - DETAILS OF MY BROADBAND MODEM
Local area connection 3 - Network bridge - Connected bridged - DETAILS OF THE ETHERNET CARD
Local area connection - Network bridge - Network cable unplugged - THIS IS MY BLUETOOTH DONGLE
Network bridge (Network bridge) - Network bridge - Connected - Mac bridge Miniport
Both Firewalls now show 'Loopback adapter' in the trusted zone - the Host shows 'Mac bridge miniport Packet scheduler miniport' (192.168.0.1/255.255.255.0) in the Internet zone and the Client shows its Ethernet card details in the Internet zone
If I ping 192.168.0.1 from the Client I get a reply
Should I now be making changes to the Firewall on both PCs ?
Regards and Thanks
I'M SORRY TO DO THIS TO YOU !!
IF IT CANT BE ACCOMPLISHED I'LL JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO SWOPPING CABLES AND BURNING CDs TO MOVE FILES
I'll turn the Firewalls back on before I send this to you
Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:41 AM
If you have the set up file for Zone Alarm, have you tried running it and choosing clean install, it will retain the product key
Posted 02 June 2006 - 02:46 PM
I dont have the set up file as Zone alarm is part of the 'Protection' I pay for from my ISP and its a download and install from the web - no file is saved
Does this apply to both Host and Client PCs
Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:36 PM
Just to ask should 'File and printer sharing for microsoft networks' be enabled on the Broadband connection ?
Right click the connection (in Network connections) > properties > networking
Posted 03 June 2006 - 06:38 AM
I've done that
I can ping the Host on 192.168.0.1 and the Client on 192.168.0.3 with the Firewall turned off but they cant see each other
I can see the Host from the Host in 'My network places' but thats all
Posted 03 June 2006 - 09:06 AM
Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:45 AM
I cant do a clean install as Zone alarm downloads from BT Broadband and then installs without any intervention from me No setup file can be saved disk
Looks like this may be a 'lost cause'
Posted 04 June 2006 - 11:54 AM
Posted 05 June 2006 - 12:42 AM
Many firewalls decide to be overprotective, and do not allow your computer to be shown as "online" (on the Master Browser list), so that other computers can not see them in the Network Neighborhood. It would have been nice if we could have taken ZoneAlarm out of the equation at the start But anywho --
On the Host computer, please goto Start --> Run --> type \\192.168.0.3 -- Press enter.. You should either connect to the Client, or recieve an error (give it a minute or two; there is often a delay). An even better idea would be to type in a full path to a file on the Client computer that you have shared.. So, share a file and then type in the full path name to it; ie: \\192.168.0.3\D\Shared_Folder\myFile -- eg: \\192.168.0.3\D\Music\someSong.mp3 -- what happens here?
Also on the Host computer, please goto Start --> Run --> type \\net view COMPUTER_NAME where COMPUTER_NAME is the name of the Client computer.. Please post any errors that appear.
If you could not connect to the Client using either of these methods, on both computers please goto Start --> Run --> type regedit and press OK --> Now, navigate to the following Key:
--> With the key Lsa selected/highlighted, in the right-pane, look for the value restrictanonymous (there is a value restictanonymoussam directly below; ensure that you do not select this value.) --> right click this value, select Modify and change the decimal value to 0 (zero) --> Close regedit and reboot the computer. After doing this on both computers, attempt to connect again; are you able to?
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