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Adding a new Vista PC to my network

  1. #1


    supersub15 Guest

    Adding a new Vista PC to my network

    Hi all,

    I'm a newbie in networking, but had been able to hook up my 2 XP PCs at home
    about 5 years ago and been happy ever since. I just purchased a new Vista PC.
    I removed one of the old XP PCs from the network and hooked up the new Vista
    PC in its place. The network stopped working. I can ping the other XP PC from
    the Vista one, but not vice versa.

    I have renamed the Workgroup to "home" on the Vista PC to match the old
    network name, and Internet and email are working fine. I have activated file
    sharing too.

    Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    Chuck Guest

    Re: Adding a new Vista PC to my network

    On Sun, 27 May 2007 16:56:01 -0700, supersub15
    <supersub15@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Hi all,
    >
    >I'm a newbie in networking, but had been able to hook up my 2 XP PCs at home
    >about 5 years ago and been happy ever since. I just purchased a new Vista PC.
    >I removed one of the old XP PCs from the network and hooked up the new Vista
    >PC in its place. The network stopped working. I can ping the other XP PC from
    >the Vista one, but not vice versa.
    >
    >I have renamed the Workgroup to "home" on the Vista PC to match the old
    >network name, and Internet and email are working fine. I have activated file
    >sharing too.
    >
    >Any suggestions?


    Please explain "cannot ping". Do you get "unknown host", or packets dropped?
    Both are probably a firewall problem, but a NetBT setting problem is a
    possibility. NetBT has to be consistent.
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html

    If no help yet, post logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    computer, so we can diagnose the problem. Read this article, and linked
    articles, and follow instructions precisely (download browstat!):
    <http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#AskingForHelp>
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp

    --
    Cheers,
    Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/
    Paranoia is not a problem, when it's a normal response from experience.
    My email is AT DOT
    actual address pchuck mvps org.

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  3. #3


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: Adding a new Vista PC to my network

    What firewall is on the Vista computer?

    --
    Kerry Brown
    Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca


    "supersub15" <supersub15@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:6B2956A8-D590-41FA-857F-5E1239A9D25E@microsoft.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > I'm a newbie in networking, but had been able to hook up my 2 XP PCs at
    > home
    > about 5 years ago and been happy ever since. I just purchased a new Vista
    > PC.
    > I removed one of the old XP PCs from the network and hooked up the new
    > Vista
    > PC in its place. The network stopped working. I can ping the other XP PC
    > from
    > the Vista one, but not vice versa.
    >
    > I have renamed the Workgroup to "home" on the Vista PC to match the old
    > network name, and Internet and email are working fine. I have activated
    > file
    > sharing too.
    >
    > Any suggestions?



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    supersub15 Guest

    Re: Adding a new Vista PC to my network

    Thanks for the answers. I have followed somebody else's advice in another
    thread and installed Network Magic. It is really magic. I suggested to all
    who are having networking issues. Mine are resolved.


    "Kerry Brown" wrote:

    > What firewall is on the Vista computer?
    >
    > --
    > Kerry Brown
    > Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca
    >
    >
    > "supersub15" <supersub15@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:6B2956A8-D590-41FA-857F-5E1239A9D25E@microsoft.com...
    > > Hi all,
    > >
    > > I'm a newbie in networking, but had been able to hook up my 2 XP PCs at
    > > home
    > > about 5 years ago and been happy ever since. I just purchased a new Vista
    > > PC.
    > > I removed one of the old XP PCs from the network and hooked up the new
    > > Vista
    > > PC in its place. The network stopped working. I can ping the other XP PC
    > > from
    > > the Vista one, but not vice versa.
    > >
    > > I have renamed the Workgroup to "home" on the Vista PC to match the old
    > > network name, and Internet and email are working fine. I have activated
    > > file
    > > sharing too.
    > >
    > > Any suggestions?

    >
    >


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