|10 Sep 2012||#1|
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Win7-Does Not See XP or Vista PC
Windows 7 Premium, 64bit, 6GB RAM, Intel i3-2100 @ 3.10GHz, Linksys E3000, 4 PC's Wireless, 3 PC's Wired, all ICS are fine. Also a HP Wireless Printer.
Linksys EasyLink Advisor identifies all 7 PC's, Printer, Cell Phones, PDA, Tablet.
Workgroup is the same
Subnet Mask all 255.255.255.0 / IP 192.168.1.100-150
Wireless Encryption: WPA_TKIP_OR_AES
Wireless Manual - 2.4GHz & 5GHz Wireless Settings
Network Mode: Mixed
SSID is Named
Channel Width: Auto (20 or 40MHz)
Channel: Auto (DFS)
SSID Broadcast: Enabled
OS - XP (4 PC's wSP3), Vista (1 PC - SP1) & Windows 7 (2 PC's SP1)
One of the Windows 7 PC's sees the Vista, however unable to access shared files & folders.
Network Sharing Options
Network Discovery: On
File & Printer Sharing: On
Public Folder Sharing: Off
Media Streaming: Off
Password Protected: Off
HomeGroup Connections: Allow Windows to Manage Homegroup connections (recommended)
What am I missing, information needed, I may have left out?
Thank you, Doc
|My System Specs|
|11 Sep 2012||#4|
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All PC's & devices are Networked with Linksys E3000 All PC's OS are updated frequently, Linksys Firmware updated, Norton Security Suite v6 is updated, I run frequent virus scans. Norton turns off Windows Firewall to manage using Norton.
This PC running 7, with Linksys Advisor installed, shows all 7 PC's, PDA, Tablet, SmartPhones, Wireless Printer, a total of 13 devices active when they are turned on.
At this moment, I have the Vista Laptop (Wireless), a Desktop XP Pro, & Windows 7, wired & running.
This Windows 7 PC will see the other Windows 7 PC, and Vista, however I cannot access the Vista Laptop, however Vista can see and open files on this Wn7 PC
But Vista or Windows 7 cannot see any of the XP PC's....however All PC's access the Internet.
Network & Sharing Center shows all systems go, Home Network, Local Area Connection
Client for Microsoft Networks
File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
Pure Networks Device Discovery Driver
Pure Networks Wireless Driver
Internet Protocol Version 4 & 6 TCP/IP
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder
HTC NDIS Protocol Driver
XP's were configured using Network Setup Wizard "This Computer connects to the Internet through a residential gateway or through another computer on my network" same Workgroup, with Turn on File and Printer sharing - Windows Firewall will be configured to allow file and printer sharing on your network.
And I would think once Norton was installed and configured, it would configure the same and then as it asks to turn off Windows Firewall, to better manage than Windows could/would.
I get a good Ping from XP to the IP of the Windows 7 & Vista PCs and visa verse. XP has Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing for MS Networks, Microsoft TCP/IP version 6, Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
I ran the check Incoming Connections and receive "Windows requires more information to diagnose the problem" however nothing specific is mentioned as to what the problem is or what information more is needed.
I have never had this problem before going to Windows 7. For years I have used Networks...and was an MIS of 32 PC's using NT4 1997-2000.
I have upgraded to a better Router over the years, gone from 56K to DSL to Cable.
However, I never encountered this problem. So my only conclusion possibly has to do with Norton Security Suite, which I did not have or use before I went with Comcast xFinity....before I ran Norton Internet Security and Norton 360.
I am inclined to believe my Linksys E3000 is configured correctly. And I just encountered another possible issue with the Windows 7 & Vista PC's having access to one another is Cannot Access Error Code 0x8007005
And I ran Network Diagnostics which states "Your Computer Appears to be correctly configured, but the Device or Resource (DNS Server) is not responding.
So back to the drawing board....thanks for everyone's assistance, Doc
|My System Specs|
|12 Sep 2012||#5|
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However PC1, can see PC4 (Vista) but not access folders, and PC4 can see PC1 and open folders.
Thanks again, Doc
|My System Specs|
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