Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Workgroup and network problems


  • Please log in to reply

#1
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Hi

I have been running 3 pcs on a 4 port Linksys WIRED router for ages and it has been fine.
One day for some reason i cant access 'computer C' via network places. I tried rebooting but nothing happened.

Ive run the network wizard again on all computers, but i cant see any workgroup computer from computer C and Computer C cant see any of the other computers.

Now i cant see any computer from any machine but just get the message that 'MSHOME is not accessable and to contact the administrator!!

Any help would be most appreciated!!

Thank you!

PS . How do you 'ping' another computer?????????????

Edited by cheekydollar, 05 February 2006 - 12:32 PM.

  • 0

Advertisements


#2
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Sorry for the double post, but it seems nobody is able to help.

Does anyone know if it is possible to just reset all network connections and start again :tazz:
  • 0

#3
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts
Hi cheekydollar,

The fact that this problem seems to be getting worse and worse would suggest to me that it may be some sort of infection on your network (ie: a worm), that is interfering with Network Connectivity. For this reason, I would suggest following all of the steps located here. Once done, you may also need to post a HJT log here.

PS . How do you 'ping' another computer?????????????

Well, first you need to find the other computers IP Address (or alternately you can ping by name). Goto Start --> Run --> Type cmd and press OK --> type ipconfig and press enter --> look for the IP Address. Write it down.

Now on a different computer, goto Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> type ping [IP Address] where IP Address is the address you wrote down earlier. eg. ping 192.168.0.101 -- please let me know if you can ping each computer.

If you do not think that you're infected, then try restarting all of your computers into Safe Mode with Networking, and then try to connect to each computer -- are you able to?
-Dan
  • 0

#4
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
anyone got any ideas..

thanks guys!
  • 0

#5
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
did you try any of dan's suggestions?
  • 0

#6
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Hi
Sorry, yes i ran all pcs in safe mode w/networking but no change. Ive also run adaware + pandascan on all machines - picked up a few insignifanct things but no luck.

By the way i have been able to ping each machine from each other by IP but not by name.
  • 0

#7
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts

By the way i have been able to ping each machine from each other by IP but not by name.

On any of the computers which are experiencing connectivity issues, do the following:
Start --> Run --> type CMD --> press OK. Now type:
  • ipconfig /flushdns -- wait for for it to finish; then
  • ipconfig /registerdns -- once completed, try to ping/connect to the other computers.
If you're still unable to connect, please goto Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> Now type: nbtstat -c -- please copy/paste the results by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum.

Also -- Start --> Run --> type CMD and press OK --> Now type: net view -- please copy/paste the results by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum.

Thanks,
Dan.
  • 0

#8
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
C:\>nbtstat -c

Local Area Connection 2:
Node IpAddress: [0.0.0.0] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

Local Area Connection:
Node IpAddress: [10.10.10.100] Scope Id: []

No names in cache

C:\>

When I type Net view it says: System error 6118 has occured!!!


BTW: I managed to ping the computer I am using by name.... but i guess that should obviously happen???!!

Thanks for your help!!
  • 0

#9
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts
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.

What happens when you goto Start --> Run and then type: \\[COMPUTER_NAME] -- ie: \\DANIEL

When I type Net view it says: System error 6118 has occured!!!

Please restart two computers into Safe Mode with Networking again, and then try to share files between the two again. I have a feeling that this error is being caused by an incorrectly configured firewall (Windows Firewall?).

BTW: I managed to ping the computer I am using by name.... but i guess that should obviously happen

Yes, this is a good thing. What did you change to (re)gain access to the other computer(s) by name?
  • 0

#10
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Hi
1)I have checked everything on the checklist - i can tick them all off!
2) when I goto Start --> Run and then type: \\[COMPUTER_NAME] -- ie: \\DANIEL it says that the network path was not found.
3) All my windows firewalls are turned off, and always have been.
4) I am using computer 'joes' and i typed ping joes from 'joes' and it worked, but if i type 'ping davids' it says it cannot find the host...

The weird thing is that everything was working ok then one day for some reason it just stopped working out of the blue....
  • 0

Advertisements


#11
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Oh i didnt mention..... that computer 'davids' is running Zonealarms firewall and antivirus, but the firewall has been on medium and never caused any problem, and i have turned it off to run there tests. Anyway, i still cant see the other computer which isnt running any firewall.
  • 0

#12
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts
Did you try running Davids computer in Safe Mode with Networking?
  • 0

#13
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
Hi

I just tried running the machines in safe mode but still get the same error.

I also tried to ping 'davids' in safe mode but with no luck.
Actually in safe mode i cant even seem to ping succesfully using the IP address. Just says timed out.


In safe mode When i go to run --> \\davids it says 'NO network provider accepted the given path.

Man this isnt looking good :tazz:
  • 0

#14
Dan

Dan

    Trusted Tech

  • Retired Staff
  • 1,771 posts
On both computers, please goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and 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.

For troubleshooting purposes, please give full access to your Shared Drive/Folder (on both computers)--
Please goto Start --> Run --> Type CMD and press OK --> Now, please do the following -- *Note: Replace D:\ with the path to your shared Drive/Folder.
cacls D:\ /g everyone:f -- NOTE: There is a space between the \ and / along with a space between the g and everyone -- there is no space between the everyone, : and f
Once done, try to connect to each computer from the other -- are you able to?

Please download LSPFix from here. Run the LSPFix.exe that you have just finished downloading, and please list all of the protocols that are in the 'Keep' and 'Remove' list; if there are protocols in the 'Remove' list, then please don't click 'Finish>>'. Simply close the program by pressing ALT+F4 or the Close [x] button.
  • 0

#15
cheekydollar

cheekydollar

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 37 posts
1) IP CONFIGS

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JOES
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth PAN Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-B1-07-A2-0E

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethe
rnet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-30-BD-27-B3-DE
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 239.254.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 81.1.65.10
81.1.65.11
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 10 February 2006 21:57:51
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 11 February 2006 21:57:51

C:\>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : HEN
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Network connectiom:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet
Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-B0-D0-FA-8A-0F
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 239.254.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.10.10.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 81.1.65.10
81.1.65.11
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 11 February 2006 00:11:34
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 12 February 2006 00:11:34


2)
cacls.......
On computer Joes - when i do it i get this message.......
C:\>cacls d:\documents\music /g everyone:f
Are you sure (Y/N)?y
processed dir: d:\documents\music

On Computer HEN i get this.....
C:\>cacls H:\my documents\my music /g everyone:f
Displays or modifies access control lists (ACLs) of files

CACLS filename [/T] [/E] [/C] [/G user:perm] [/R user [...]]
[/P user:perm [...]] [/D user [...]]
filename Displays ACLs.
/T Changes ACLs of specified files in
the current directory and all subdirectories.
/E Edit ACL instead of replacing it.
/C Continue on access denied errors.
/G user:perm Grant specified user access rights.
Perm can be: R Read
W Write
C Change (write)
F Full control
/R user Revoke specified user's access rights (only valid with /E).
/P user:perm Replace specified user's access rights.
Perm can be: N None
R Read
W Write
C Change (write)
F Full control
/D user Deny specified user access.
Wildcards can be used to specify more that one file in a command.
You can specify more than one user in a command.

Abbreviations:
CI - Container Inherit.
The ACE will be inherited by directories.
OI - Object Inherit.
The ACE will be inherited by files.
IO - Inherit Only.
The ACE does not apply to the current file/directory.

3 LSP FIX on computer 'Joes'

Nothing in the remove list.
In the keep list.....
mswsock
winrnr
nwprovau
rsvpsp

I still cant connect after doing all of this!

Hope this all means something to you! Cheers!

Edited by cheekydollar, 10 February 2006 - 06:28 PM.

  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP