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LiaoGoren

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ok this is getting REAL REAL OLD!

I have 4 computers
L1 = a six month old laptop running XP SP2
L2 = a several year old Laptop running XP SP1
D1 = about a year old Desk top running XP SP2
D2 = a few years old desktop running XP SP1

Running DSL with a Linksys router!

I can get all the computers up and running on the home network, and am able to share files... with ONE minor problem. D1 can not see or access the network. The other computers SEE D1, but cant access it. I thought there was a firewall.... but I cant seem to find one. I have checked everything I can think of includeing regedit, and still not finding one. Whats strange is, I setup the network with D1, and used the disk I created from that setup to setup the rest of the computers... but STILL cant see the network from D1. Its the computer that has most of the files I want to swap with L1... I swap a lot of files between them, but since I moved... I cant get the network back up and going. Any assistance would be GREAT!!!!!
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is there a filter on the wireless router?
is D1 directly connected to the router with a cable or is it connected wireless?
Are all computers in the same workgroup? you can check by right clicking on my computer icon and going to properties and then computer name tab.
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Thank you for takeing some of your personal time to take a look. To answer your questions.

1. No there is not any filter between the computer and the router.
2. D1 & D2 are wired into the router L1 & L2 are wireless.
3. They are all on the same work group, I set up the home network useing the setup wizard. Then at the end of the wizard, it asks to set up a network disk. I created a disk and took that to all the other computers. All the others computers can see each other and access files & printers.

Any more assistance would be appricated! Thanks ahead of time for your help!!!
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do you have xp pro or home
if you have pro i could help you over remote desktop
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I only have XP Home, sometimes I wish I did not have XP at all :tazz:
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Its the computer that has most of the files I want to swap with L1... I swap a lot of files between them, but since I moved... I cant get the network back up and going.

Just to clear something up, does that mean that the network was working fine before you moved?

Can you please try performing a 'brute' connection to D1... Start, Run, type: \\D1's IP (ie: \\192.168.1.101). What error message do you recieve?

You say that D1 can't see or access the network; does that mean that it's not recieving the Internet connection either? Or is it simply unable to interact with the other computers on the network?

On computer D1, can you please goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK', and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please copy and paste the results here.
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also go start run and type cmd then type

ping (IP address of D1) and post the results
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Here is the Ping results

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ping 198.162.1.100

Pinging 198.162.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:

Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 198.162.1.100:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>

Here is the ipconfig /all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Gorens_Desktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain_not_set.invalid

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-1C-64-12
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 . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
192.168.0.1
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 24, 2005 11:38:56
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 25, 2005 11:38:56 A
M

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>


here is the brute???

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>\\198.162.1.100
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>

BTW, I can access the internet with all computer, its just comminucateing with each other that I have a problem with :tazz: Well let me know what you find out guys. :)

Edited by LiaoGoren, 24 December 2005 - 12:00 PM.

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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 that you have 'File Sharing' enabled - to do this, right-click on any Drive/Folder/File on one of the other computers, and select 'Sharing and Security...'. Ensure that 'Share this folder on the Network' is enabled.

You seem to have checked Step 1, but please check steps 2-3.

'Firewall' would be my first conclusion, but you seem to have checked that already.

On computer D1, please check your TCP/IP settings by opening Command Prompt, and attempting to ping localhost; ie: ping localhost - please post the results.

On another note, your DNS seems to be playing up...

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid

Have you been having any problems connecting to Internet Explorer / any websites?
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No I dont have any problem accessing any website. I think thats just the Yahoo DSL stuff... if it works dont fix it type of thing....LOL

I check the shareing thing... and shared the C Drive.... but alas no help. Still cant find the network. This is the strangest thing I have EVER seen.


Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ping localhost

Pinging Gorens_Desktop [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>
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I think thats just the Yahoo DSL stuff... if it works dont fix it type of thing....LOL

Heh, alrighty then :tazz:

I check the shareing thing... and shared the C Drive.... but alas no help. Still cant find the network.

Just for testing purposes, could you please make sure that every computer on your network is sharing a drive/folder/file (ie: C Drive), and then attempt to connect to the other computers.

Can you please also attempt to create that 'brute' connection to his computer again; you accidently mis-typed his IP Address last time (you also need to re-do the 'ping' command):

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>\\198.162.1.100

Whereas it should be: 198.168.1.100.

Thanks.
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Still no luck accessing it. here is the ping... and you will see the brute did not work at all

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
© Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>\\198.168.1.100
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>\\192.168.1.100
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>//192.168.1.100
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>\\192.168.1.100
The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect.

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>ping 192.168.1.100

Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 192.168.1.100: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.100:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Jason>
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Are you sure you're performing the 'brute' connection properly?
Goto Start, Run and then type: \\192.168.1.100 (Note: you shouldn't be in the Command Prompt window, but rather only in the Run window)

The fact that you can ping his computer means that you do indeed have a connection, and therefore your physical setup is fine. You will therefore need to look at the software side of things, ie: Firewalls.

(Do this on all computers)Please click on Start, and then click on 'Set Program Access and Defaults'. Now, click on the 'Change or Remove Programs' tab. Look at the list of programs; please list any 'security' type applications in that list, or any programs that you aren't sure about.

Thanks.
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well there is not any connection at all.... I cant ping or brute anything from my D1, however all the other computers can talk to each other. I just dont get it!!!!!

There were not any programs in there that are a problem.
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OMG... I HAD Zonealarm... the firewall program that I reccomend to other people, and do you know that, that stupid freaking peice of (*^& was running and not showing up in anything, I did not know it was on till it was to late!!! STUPID THING... Thanks for all of your help man... thanks a lot!
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