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Nick Hufnagel

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I am trying to get a network setup between my windows xp machine and my wifes mac. Workgroup is set up on both machines. I can successfully ping the mac from the pc. I am unable to ping the pc from the mac. Both machines can ping the router that I am connected through (via cable modem). My goal is to share files and printers. However obviousely, I can't proceed until the computers can both communicate.
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Hi Nick,

Basic Checklist for Networking
1. Ensure that all firewalls are disabled for all computers involved.
2. Ensure that all computers on the network are in the same workgroup.
3. Ensure each computer has File and Printer Sharing installed.
4. Ensure that you have File Sharing enabled - to do this, right-click on any Drive or Folder on one (or all) of the computers, and select Sharing and Security.... Ensure that Share this folder on the Network is enabled.

You should triple check that the Windows Firewall is not getting in the way -- you could even try temporarily shutting it down --> Goto Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Click on Security Center --> Select Windows Firewall --> Select Off (not recommended) and then click Apply.

Now, goto Start --> Run --> Type Services.msc --> Scroll down to Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) --> Right-click and select Properties --> Change the Start-up type to Disabled and then click the Stop button --> Press Apply and then close those windows.

Along witht his, restart the computer into Safe Mode with Networking, and then try to ping/connect to it from the MAC -->
How to restart into Safe Mode with Networking
Please restart your computer and as soon as it starts booting up again continuously tap F8. A menu should come up where you will be given the option to enter Safe Mode, Safe Mode with Command Prompt and Safe Mode with Networking (along with a few others). Please tap the down key until you reach Safe Mode with Networking, and then press the Enter key. Your computer should now boot into Safe Mode with Networking.

Still no connection? Please post back letting me know.
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Tried what you suggested but I still cannot ping from the MAC to the PC. I don't know whether to investigate the MAC setup or the PC setup. Another thing to note. When I go through the setup recommended in topic #102163 (under file share setup) at step 37 I do not get the security tab when I pull down the properties on the shared folder. A second tidbit which may or may not be related is that the Network Wizard always ends with " Cannot complete Network Set-up Wizard". However workgroup name changes do take effect when I run the wizard. Again, not sure what is causing this or if it is affecting the two way communication. I am using a fairly generic workgroup name, 'WORKGROUP'.

Edited by Nick Hufnagel, 04 June 2006 - 07:50 AM.

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A second tidbit which may or may not be related is that the Network Wizard always ends with " Cannot complete Network Set-up Wizard".

On the PC, please goto Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum. Alternately, you can save your information to a text file by using the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL > C:\ipconfig.txt -- navigate to that text file, and copy/paste the information from it.

Could you please also obtain the above information from the MAC computer.

How'd you go about setting up the MAC computer?
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I have been able to check the set-up on the Mac and turn on router security using information at http://homepage.mac....s_setup_x2.html. Following is the MAC information


AirPort:

Type: AirPort
Hardware: AirPort
BSD Device Name: en1
IPv4 Addresses: 192.168.1.101
IPv4:
Addresses: 192.168.1.101
Configuration Method: DHCP
Interface Name: en1
Router: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Masks: 255.255.255.0
IPv6:
Configuration Method: Automatic
DNS:
Domain Name: bay.chartermi.net
Server Addresses: 24.247.24.53, 24.247.15.53
DHCP Server Responses:
Domain Name: bay.chartermi.net
Domain Name Servers: 24.247.24.53,24.247.15.53
Lease Duration (seconds): 0
DHCP Message Type: 0x05
Routers: 192.168.1.1
Server Identifier: 192.168.1.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Proxies:
Proxy Configuration Method: Manual
ExcludeSimpleHostnames: 0
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
Auto Discovery Enabled: No
Ethernet:
MAC Address: 00:14:51:e3:57:e7
Media Options:
Media Subtype: autoselect
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\NIck Hufnagel>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : binky
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : bay.chartermi.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : bay.chartermi.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : HP EN1207D-TX PCI 10/100 Fast Ethern
et Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-B5-7B-AD-AF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.247.24.53
24.247.15.53
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:26:50 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, June 12, 2006 6:26:50 PM

C:\Documents and Settings\NIck Hufnagel>
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