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Windows 7: Network Sharing with XP, Vista and 7?

19 Feb 2010   #71
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I could really use your help with this guys, please and thanks!


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19 Feb 2010   #72
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can the machines ping one another? and you are just wanting to connect to the shares from one machine to the other?
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25 Feb 2010   #73
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I think they can, but I don't know for sure. How can I check that?

I'd like to share from XP Desktop to the other two, just the printer and the files. I don't want the Notebook and Laptop to share with each other though, it's unnecessary.
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25 Feb 2010   #74
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Go to a command promt on one machine and type
ping ipaddress, ipaddress is the ip of the machine you want to connect to. To get that ip address, go to that computer and in command prompt type: ipconfig
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16 Mar 2010   #75
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Sorry for the untimely delay. I'm positive that they can ping each other as they are able to share files and essentially talk to one another. Therefore that is most likely not the problem.

It's either Dell's driver for the printer (I'm leaning more towards this one), or Windows 7 itself. Or maybe I just didn't do something right with the ports. But, I've tried both known ways ten times to get it working and it still just won't work no matter what I do. I might just have to call Dell, or just deal with having to fire up the dinosaur XP to print.

But anyway, the reason I highly suspect the printer driver itself is because the printer would not work when directly connected to my mom's Vista x32 laptop (as I previously stated), which is the specific windows version it was written for. Why it won't work for my computer through the network, I couldn't say. I'll have to try the XP drivers instead and see if that helps... I just hope it doesn't hose my freshly established install of 7.
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16 Mar 2010   #76
mkensinger

Vista Premium 64b (HTPC), Windows 7 Premium 64b (LapTop)
 
 
Something to look at...no idea if it will help...

EvilOzzmess,

I have just finished a five day battle with connecting 4 Vista & 1 Win 7 system together to share three printers all being hosted on an XP machine. I must have tired 100's of things before I got to this....from a post of mine at Vista Forums...

"In an act of desperation, I took a look at my connection properties and noticed that Internet Protocol 6 (TCP/IPv6) was selected...Don't remember who,what,when where or why, but I did remember that XP doesn't know anything about it."

Once I turned off the IPv6 on the Vista systems, everything started working...I don't know why, but it did...

I am using the ActionTec wireless router (Verizon FIOS). The Win 7 (x64) and two of the Vista (x86) are laptops connecting wireless, two Vista (1 x86, 1 x64) are wired and the good ole XP box is wired.

This may not have ANYTHING to do with your problem, but it was 99% of mine.

I only hope that this may be of help to you...

My Best Always,

Michael
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17 Mar 2010   #77
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I shall look into that... so long as it doesn't bomb my internet connection or my HomeGroup, we'll be cool. Thanks.
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17 Mar 2010   #78
mkensinger

Vista Premium 64b (HTPC), Windows 7 Premium 64b (LapTop)
 
 

LOL,

Nope...not for me anyway...it was a pretty strange battle. Nothing made any sense to me. It did make everything paly together once I shut that off...no problems getting to the internet either.

Now, if I could only get that stupid FIOS WiFi thing to play nice with Windows 7 (x64) I'd be set!!!

My Best Always,

Michael
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18 Mar 2010   #79
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Alright, so I assume if the router is physically connected to the XP machine, that I would have to disable the TCP/IPv6 through it, rather than through the Laptop and Notebook, right? I'm looking at the properties of my network on the 7 Notebook but the checkbox for TCP/IPv6 isn't there... Am I in the right place to be looking, or is this located elsewhere than Network Properties? Thanks again.
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19 Mar 2010   #80
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I think that IPv6 would be a bit of a red herring in this case. It's not installed by default in XP and removing the protocol from win7 systems would disable Homegroup. the issue here would appear to be with the printer driver, and until you can print from the vista machines from a direct connection using the driver, even a perfectly set-up network will not print
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