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Adding a new Vista PC to my network

S

supersub15

#1
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?
 
C

Chuck

#2
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/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-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/2005/05/troubleshooting-network-neighborhood.html#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.
 
K

Kerry Brown

#3
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?
 
S

supersub15

#4
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?

>
>