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#31
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Could the problem be with my network router???
It is a belkin N?

I doubt it as it works for the laptops. If you own a network cross over cable we can elimante the router as a cause. This is odd! I have just created user accounts with login
details on both machines - access no worries. I am leaning towards antivirus/firewall type situation. Do you have the cd/dvd for Mcafee or was it a download?
Did you have a settings similar to this
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Don't have a network crossover cable.
My version of Mcafee is downloaded, and it is not that version, I haven't seen that version in probly a year. I will look to see if I can find those settings. If need be I can remove them temperary to see if I can get the computers to connect.
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On the XP machine go to my computer does C drive have a picture of the drive with a hand under it.
Also please try another ping but instead of ip address use the computer name
eg ping bigdaddy. Do you get a reply. No need for screen shot
If the C drive in xp has a hand and you can ping via the name then we might have to uninstall mcafee to see if that is the issue. Would you be ok with that ?
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Yes, on the xp the c drive has the hand. I can't ping anything other than the ip's. I would only do a temp uninstall of Mcafee. I do have a question. Why would Mcafee no tlet the windows 7 and the xp communicate? I have Mcafee on both laptops too.
If you don't have anything else to suggest I will give it a try and let you know what happens.
As always Thanks for the help. ;)
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I would only do a temp uninstall of Mcafee

for sure only as a test. Because you should be able to ping via name. If you can't then this is a DNS problem. Please go to the command prompt on xp & 7 ipconfig /all Enter
Are both machines showing the same DNS server eg 192.168.2.54 the dns server showing here should be the same ip as your router. If it is please power down the router for 30 seconds repower and test again for connection.
I have one more thing to try before removing Mcafee. Checking wins and netbios can help.
When you do ipconfig /all it should show netbios over tcpip enabled. If not,
Go to Network and sharing center>change adapter settings>Right click on adapter>properties>
Click on Internet protocol Version 4 (tcp/ipv4) click on properties>click on advanced>dns>
The following 3 should be checked
Append primary and connection specific dns suffxes.
append parent suffxes of the primary dns suffix
Register this connections address in dns.
Click on wins tab
Enable lmhosts lookup
on the Netbios settings the usual setting is default. please change to enable netbios over tcpip - Do the same on xp.
I have been slowed by my isp so internet running sloooooooooow. So no screen shots for now please.
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I do have a question. Why would Mcafee not let the windows 7 and the xp communicate?

Strange I know but it happens. May I have model number of router I know its an N but exact model please. Can all machines access the internet. Is the xp home wireless or hardwired.
With the xp machine not showing in the network map this is not an issue. However if you want to put it in the map here is a link on how to do it(The article is for vista but will be the same for win 7)Click on meIt could help to show were the break is.
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I cant get the computers to ping off the names.
When you do ipconfig /all it should show netbios over tcpip enabled The desktop doesn't show this.


There is Primary Dsn Suffix and it is blank on both the windows xp & windows 7.

The Dsn Servers # 192.168.2.1 (The same for windows 7 & windows zp)

Here is the info on the Router
Belkin N
Model: F6D4230-4 V3




In the mean time I will remove the Mcafee on both computers and post an update.
Thanks,
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The desktop doesn't show this.

Ok If you are fine with that then please remove Mcafee.
If no result then follow the steps in my last post to enable netbios.
After doing that if no luck we will force all info to see what happens. Please reboot router after uninstalling Mcafeee.

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Sorry been xtra busy.
I removed mcafee and still had no luck.
What is next?
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Go to Network and sharing center>change adapter settings>Right click on adapter>properties>
Click on Internet protocol Version 4 (tcp/ipv4) click on properties>click on advanced>dns>
The following 3 should be checked
Append primary and connection specific dns suffxes.
append parent suffxes of the primary dns suffix
Register this connections address in dns.
Click on wins tab
Enable lmhosts lookup
on the Netbios settings the usual setting is default. please change to enable netbios over tcpip - Do the same on xp.

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