Computers on home network cannot shared files on other net. comput

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Dr. Dave, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    Configured a network of three computers using windows xp network wizard. Two
    of the computers can see shared files on the third computer. However, one of
    the network computers cannot see the shared files on the other two computers.
    Using ping in the command window confirms that all computers are connected
    to each other. However, when I run ipconfig/all in the command window, I see
    that for two of the computers, the DNS suffix Search List is the name of the
    workgroup. The DNS suffix search list for the third computer is the name of
    another network that is connected (when enabled) by a VPN client. How do I
    fix this problem so that all of the network computers can see the shared
    files on the other network computers?
     
    Dr. Dave, Dec 31, 2009
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  2. This is a good questing. I assume we can fix this issue by enabling NetBIOS
    over TCP/IP. If not, please post the results of ipconfig all here.

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    Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com
     
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Jan 1, 2010
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  3. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 3, 2010
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  4. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    Thanks fo r your help. I tried NetBios over TCP/IP but that did not work. I
    have pasted the ipconfig/all of the three computers on the net here:



    Dave’s computer

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ms-laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : motown.lmco.com

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-42-FD-0A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 03, 2010
    10:23:42 AM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010
    10:23:42 AM


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast
    Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-29-FE-28

    Ethernet adapter {B44B2980-3D60-4014-B947-77ACA155CFDF}:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter - Packet
    Sch
    eduler Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00

    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


    Rich’s computer

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kidslaptop1
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3CRPAG175 Wireless LAN PC
    Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-54-98-F5-2B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 03, 2010
    10:23:16 AM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010
    10:23:16 AM


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor
    DP83815-Based
    PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-0F-0B-50

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>


    Marilyn’s computer

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nx9010
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-44-18-60
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, January 03, 2010
    12:02:30 PM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010
    12:02:30 PM


    Ethernet adapter {C7FB97FB-61D3-4102-91BC-5BEF6EC75459}:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter -
    Eacfilt Mi
    niport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor Corp.
    DP83815
    /816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-9D-88-22-D7

    C:\Documents and Settings\Marilyn>
     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 3, 2010
    #4
  5. Hi
    look at the Control panel/Network Connections.
    If the adapter with VON None home connection appears there right click on it
    and choose Disable.
    Another rig click and choosing Enable will re-enable it if needed in another
    time.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).

     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Jan 3, 2010
    #5
  6. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    Hello Jack,

    Thanks for looking into the problem. I looked at the Control Panel/Network
    Connections but there is no adapter with your description. Maybe, I don't
    understand what you mean by an adapter.

     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 3, 2010
    #6
  7. If you can ping each other by IP but name, this is name resolution issue. I
    don't see NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled in the ipconifg /all.

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    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


     
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Jan 4, 2010
    #7
  8. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    I don't understand your comment" If you can ping each other by IP but
    name, this is name resolution issue.". However, I have pasted the
    ipconfig/allof the three c omputers with the NetBios over TCP/IP enabled.
    The previous message had the ipconfig/all for the netBios over TCP/IP
    disabled. By the way, the two computers that can share files on the
    network, Rich and Marilyn, have windows XP Pro whereas Dave's compter is XP
    home. Is XP home less capable for this neworking application?

     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 5, 2010
    #8
  9. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    I forgot to paste the ipconfig/all for NetBios over TCP/IP in the previous
    message.

     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 5, 2010
    #9
  10. Dr. Dave

    Dr. Dave Guest

    Here are the TCP/IP config/all for Net/Bios over TCP/IP enabled. Sorry for
    the confusion.
    ipconfig/all for NetBios over TCP/IP 1/4/2009

    David’s computer

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ms-laptop
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : motown.lmco.com

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-42-FD-0A
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010
    10:23:42 AM

    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    10:23:42 A
    M

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast
    Eth
    ernet NIC
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-29-FE-28

    Ethernet adapter {B44B2980-3D60-4014-B947-77ACA155CFDF}:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter - Packet
    Sch
    eduler Miniport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    C:\Documents and Settings\David >

    Rich’s computer

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : kidslaptop1
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor
    DP83815-Based
    PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-9F-0F-0B-50

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 3Com 3CRPAG175 Wireless LAN PC
    Card
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-54-98-F5-2B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.4
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010 7:51:51
    PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    7:51:51 PM


    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

    Marilyn’s computer

    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

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

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nx9010
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-44-18-60
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, January 04, 2010 5:10:42
    PM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    5:10:42 PM


    Ethernet adapter {C7FB97FB-61D3-4102-91BC-5BEF6EC75459}:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Nortel IPSECSHM Adapter -
    Eacfilt Mi
    niport
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 44-45-53-54-42-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor Corp.
    DP83815
    /816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-9D-88-22-D7

    C:\Documents and Settings\Marilyn>


     
    Dr. Dave, Jan 5, 2010
    #10
  11. I don't see the "NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled" in the
    ipconfig /all result. Any, can you ping each other by IP? If yes, can you
    each other by Host Name?

    --
    Bob Lin, Microsoft-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on
    http://www.ChicagoTech.net
    How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on
    http://www.HowToNetworking.com


     
    Bob Lin \(MS-MVP\), Jan 5, 2010
    #11
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