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gr8joel

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Does anybody know where I can find a way to network these two OS. Im having trouble doing this myself.

As of right now My xp can view the Vista but cannot access it. And the Vista cannot see the xp.

If anyone can help me do this, or show me where I can find a guide it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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Hey bud,

Networking between XP and Vista is usually pretty straight-forward. The most common issue is firewalls; try disabling the firewalls on both machines and see if the issue persists.

If it does, please do the following, on both the Vista machine and the XP machine -- post the logs and label each accordingly (i.e. XP or Vista).

Step 1 - File Sharing Troubleshooting (Windows Vista):
  • Select Start
  • In the Start Search field type cmd -- right-click on the cmd program and choose Run as administrator
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ipconfig /all > C:\results.txt
    • net view >> C:\results.txt
    • net share >> C:\results.txt
    • nbtstat -n >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
Step 2 - File Sharing Troubleshooting (Windows XP):
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ipconfig /all > C:\results.txt
    • net view >> C:\results.txt
    • net share >> C:\results.txt
    • nbtstat -n >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : 1-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8071 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-68-48-FC-64
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::59c9:8a34:c884:f050%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.6(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 02, 2009 10:36:27 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 03, 2009 10:36:24 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Server Name Remark

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\\1-PC
The command completed successfully.


Share name Resource Remark

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C$ C:\ Default share
IPC$ Remote IPC
ADMIN$ C:\Windows Remote Admin
Public C:\Users\Public
The command completed successfully.
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Windows IP Configuration



Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : LIFEBOOK

Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :

Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid

IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.



Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:



Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-15-00-0F-32-86



Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:



Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC

Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-5D-99-7D-C4

Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes

Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.2

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1

Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 02, 2009 9:04:16 PM

Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 03, 2009 9:04:16 PM

Server Name Remark

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\\LIFEBOOK
The command completed successfully.


Share name Resource Remark

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
print$ C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers
Printer Drivers
IPC$ Remote IPC
Documents C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents

My Pictures C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents\My Pictures

Printer LPT1: Spooled Hewlett-Packard HP-GL/2 Plotter
Printer2 USB001 Spooled EPSON Stylus CX4600 Series
The command completed successfully.


Wireless Network Connection:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []



No names in cache


Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [192.168.10.2] Scope Id: []



NetBIOS Local Name Table



Name Type Status

---------------------------------------------

LIFEBOOK <00> UNIQUE Registered

MASTERGROUP <00> GROUP Registered

LIFEBOOK <20> UNIQUE Registered

MASTERGROUP <1E> GROUP Registered

MASTERGROUP <1D> UNIQUE Registered

..__MSBROWSE__.<01> GROUP Registered
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So I was able to get this running a couple of days ago, but now for some reason it doesnt work. My laptop is wireless so I tried it this way but it didn't work. So I said to myself "Ill just get it wired into the router" so I did. I had an ethernet cord plugged in to my laptop and so was my desktop (running vista on the desktop). And I was able to view the xp from my vista and vice versa.

So now my main goal is to stay wired with both systems.

I would also like for both computers be able to view eachother and at the same time be able to move and manage files from both systems to both systems.

Thanks for your help dan.

ps right now im only able to view the vista machine from my xp but cannot access it.
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I'm going to focus on accessing the Vista machine from the XP machine for now; we'll sort out the XP machine afterwards.

On the Vista machine, ensure you have the following settings in place.
  • Press Start
  • In the Start Search field type network and select Network and Sharing Center
  • In the new window, under the Sharing and Discovery section, can you please set the following status for each:
  • Network Discovery -- ON
  • File sharing -- ON
  • Public folder sharing -- ON
  • Printer sharing -- ON (if you want to actually share a printer, that is)
  • Password protected sharing -- OFF
I can only see the default shares, so let's try setting up an extra test file/folder. On the Vista machine, please go to a folder that you would like to share, right-click on it and select Properties -- select the Sharing tab and then press the Advanced Sharing button. Check (tick) Share this folder and then select Apply. Can the other other computer now see/access this file/folder?

If not, please do the following.
  • Select Start
  • In the Start Search field type cmd -- right-click on the cmd program and choose Run as administrator
  • In the new command prompt window, type net user guest /active:yes
  • Try to access the Vista machine again; can you?
If you still can't, on the Windows XP machine, please goto Start --> Run --> In the run box, type \\1-PC and then press OK -- what happens? Now, try typing \\192.168.10.6 and press OK -- what happens? Please post any error messages that may appear.

Finally, from the XP machine try to ping the Vista machine.

Step 1 - Ping tests:
  • Press Start
  • Select Run
  • Type cmd and press OK
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: each ping will take approximately 10 seconds to complete; wait for the command prompt to return before you type the next one. Also, the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ping 1-PC > C:\results.txt
    • ping 192.168.10.6 >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.
- Dan
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Can the other other computer now see/access this file/folder?

For some reason my xp can no longer even view my other computer as it did earlier so the answer to this Q is no.

Try to access the Vista machine again; can you? Still no

If you still can't, on the Windows XP machine, please goto Start --> Run --> In the run box, type \\1-PC and then press OK -- what happens? This WORKS !!! and I was able to send a file to my vista :)

Now, try typing \\192.168.10.6 and press OK -- what happens? This works too (and I am able to view the "test folder" that I made earlier from when you told me too!!!)

But why isnt the xp nor the vista able to see one another in the "network" window???

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Edited by gr8joel, 03 April 2009 - 12:17 AM.

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On the Vista machine, try turning off Network Discovery, reboot your machine, then turn it back on; see if it changes anything.
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Ok I am now able to view and access the "Public" and "test" folder from my xp.

So can we probably get the vista able to view the xp now.

Thanks very much dan
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Alrighty. As a little note, if your Vista machine disappears on you again, it's most likely due to security software (anti-virus/firewall) getting in the way. You should always be able to access it via the run command I gave you (use \\1-PC).

First of all, I'm going to get you to share a test folder on the XP (just like we did on the Vista machine). So, please share a file/folder and then check to see if you can see the XP machine from the Vista machine. If not, continue.

-- On the Vista machine --
Select Start, in the Start Search field type Run and then press the enter key on your keyboard. In the run box, type \\LIFEBOOK and then press OK -- what happens? Now, try typing \\192.168.10.2 and press OK -- what happens? Please post any error messages that may appear.

Step 1 - Ping tests:
  • Select Start
  • In the Start Search field type cmd -- right-click on the cmd program and choose Run as administrator
  • In the new command prompt window, please type the following commands (*Note: each ping will take approximately 10 seconds to complete; wait for the command prompt to return before you type the next one. Also, the single '>' and double '>>' are intentional; please type the commands exactly as they appear):
    • ping LIFEBOOK > C:\results.txt
    • ping 192.168.10.2 >> C:\results.txt
  • Once the above commands have completed, navigate to your C: drive and open the text file results.txt -- please copy/paste the contents of this file into your next response.

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