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  1. Cannot access workgroup computers

    I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.

    Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.

    Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output

    Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945

    Desktop IPCONFIG

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    USB2.0 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:4dff:fe39:ab58%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Notebook IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.128.67
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:feae:bdc7%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-80-43
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.128.67%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


  2. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.

    Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm


    Bob Lin, MS-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
    "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.

    Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.

    Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output

    Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945

    Desktop IPCONFIG

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    USB2.0 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:4dff:fe39:ab58%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Notebook IPCONFIG /ALL

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.128.67
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:feae:bdc7%4
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

    Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-80-43
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.128.67%2
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


  3. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    Thanks Robert.

    I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    looks cleaner

    Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.

    Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.

    "Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    > We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    >
    > Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    > http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    >
    >
    > Bob Lin, MS-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
    > "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    > I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    > the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    > workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    >
    > Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    >
    > Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    >
    > Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    > Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    >
    > Desktop IPCONFIG
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    > USB2.0 Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:4dff:fe39:ab58%5
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    > Pseudo-Interface
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >
    > Notebook IPCONFIG /ALL
    >
    > Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    > Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > Network Connection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.128.67
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:feae:bdc7%4
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >
    > Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    > Pseudo-Interface
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-80-43
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.128.67%2
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >


  4. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    wrote:

    >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:


    >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    >>
    >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    >>
    >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    >>
    >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    >>
    >> Desktop IPCONFIG
    >>
    >> Windows IP Configuration
    >>
    >> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    >> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    >> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    >> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >>
    >> Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    >> USB2.0 Adapter
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    >> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:4dff:fe39:ab58%5
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >>
    >> Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >>
    >> Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    >> Pseudo-Interface
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >>
    >> Notebook IPCONFIG /ALL
    >>
    >> Windows IP Configuration
    >>
    >> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    >> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >>
    >> Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    >> Network Connection
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    >> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    >> Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.128.67
    >> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:feae:bdc7%4
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >>
    >> Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >>
    >> Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    >>
    >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    >> Pseudo-Interface
    >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-80-43
    >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.128.67%2
    >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    >>

    >
    >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    >>
    >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    >>
    >>
    >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE



    >Thanks Robert.
    >
    >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    >looks cleaner
    >
    >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    >
    >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.


    Paul,

    Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    consistent.

    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html

    Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    precisely (download browstat!):

    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.

  5. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.

    Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    below

    Desktop (PR-HOME)

    Status for domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    Master browser is running build 2600
    1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    \\PR-HOME
    There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}

    Windows IP Configuration
    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    USB2.0 Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)


    Status for domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    Browsing is active on domain.
    Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    Master browser is running build 2600
    1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    \Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    Network Connection
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :



    "Chuck" wrote:

    > On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    > wrote:
    >
    > >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    >
    > >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    > >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    > >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    > >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    > >>
    > >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    > >>
    > >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    > >>
    > >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    > >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    > >>
    > >> Desktop IPCONFIG
    > >>
    > >> Windows IP Configuration
    > >>
    > >> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > >> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > >> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > >> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >>
    > >> Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    > >> USB2.0 Adapter
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > >> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::218:4dff:fe39:ab58%5
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > >>
    > >> Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%4
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    > >>
    > >> Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    > >> Pseudo-Interface
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : C0-A8-00-01
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.0.1%2
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    > >>
    > >> Notebook IPCONFIG /ALL
    > >>
    > >> Windows IP Configuration
    > >>
    > >> Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > >> IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >>
    > >> Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > >> Network Connection
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    > >> Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    > >> Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.128.67
    > >> Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::219:d2ff:feae:bdc7%4
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > >>
    > >> Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5445:5245:444f%5
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    > >>
    > >> Tunnel adapter Automatic Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:
    > >>
    > >> Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Automatic Tunneling
    > >> Pseudo-Interface
    > >> Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : A9-FE-80-43
    > >> Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : fe80::5efe:169.254.128.67%2
    > >> Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    > >> fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    > >> NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
    > >>

    > >
    > >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    > >>
    > >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    > >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE

    >
    >
    > >Thanks Robert.
    > >
    > >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    > >looks cleaner
    > >
    > >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    > >
    > >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    > >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.

    >
    > Paul,
    >
    > Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    > consistent.
    >
    > http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    >
    > Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    > computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    > precisely (download browstat!):
    >
    > 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.
    >


  6. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    wrote:

    >"Chuck" wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:

    >>
    >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    >> >>
    >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    >> >>
    >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    >> >>
    >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    >> >>




    >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    >> >>
    >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE

    >>
    >>
    >> >Thanks Robert.
    >> >
    >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    >> >looks cleaner
    >> >
    >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    >> >
    >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.

    >>
    >> Paul,
    >>
    >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    >> consistent.
    >>
    >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    >>
    >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    >> precisely (download browstat!):
    >>
    >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp


    >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    >
    >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    >below
    >
    >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >
    >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > Browsing is active on domain.
    > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > Master browser is running build 2600
    > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    > \\PR-HOME
    > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    >USB2.0 Adapter
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >
    >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >
    >
    >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > Browsing is active on domain.
    > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > Master browser is running build 2600
    > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >
    >Windows IP Configuration
    >
    > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >
    >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    >
    > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    >Network Connection
    > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :


    OK, Paul, there's the problem.

    >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >
    >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > Browsing is active on domain.
    > Master browser name is: PR-HOME


    >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >
    >
    >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > Browsing is active on domain.
    > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK


    One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.

    Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    and restart both computers.

    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html

    --
    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.

  7. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    Hi Chuck - I tried this on both computers, both times got msg "Browsing not
    active on the domain, master name cannot be determined from
    GetAdapterStatus", and still no connection/visibility between the computers.
    So have re-set it back on again.

    I cannot ping from one computer to the other, so have been working through
    the info on your site, but havent got it right yet.


    "Chuck" wrote:

    > On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    > wrote:
    >
    > >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    > >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    > >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    > >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    > >> >>

    >
    >
    >
    > >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    > >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >Thanks Robert.
    > >> >
    > >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    > >> >looks cleaner
    > >> >
    > >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    > >> >
    > >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    > >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.
    > >>
    > >> Paul,
    > >>
    > >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    > >> consistent.
    > >>
    > >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    > >>
    > >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    > >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    > >> precisely (download browstat!):
    > >>
    > >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp

    >
    > >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    > >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    > >
    > >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    > >below
    > >
    > >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >
    > >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > > Browsing is active on domain.
    > > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > > Master browser is running build 2600
    > > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    > > \\PR-HOME
    > > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >
    > >Windows IP Configuration
    > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >
    > >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    > >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    > >USB2.0 Adapter
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >
    > >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >
    > >
    > >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > > Browsing is active on domain.
    > > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > > Master browser is running build 2600
    > > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    > > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    > > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >
    > >Windows IP Configuration
    > >
    > > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >
    > >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    > >
    > > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > >Network Connection
    > > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    > > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >
    > OK, Paul, there's the problem.
    >
    > >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >
    > >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > > Browsing is active on domain.
    > > Master browser name is: PR-HOME

    >
    > >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >
    > >
    > >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > > Browsing is active on domain.
    > > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK

    >
    > One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.
    >
    > Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    > and restart both computers.
    >
    > http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html
    >
    > --
    > 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.
    >


  8. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    On Wed, 30 May 2007 13:56:00 -0700, PaulZA
    wrote:

    >"Chuck" wrote:
    >
    >> On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    >> >> wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    >> >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    >> >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    >> >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    >> >> >>

    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    >> >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> >Thanks Robert.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    >> >> >looks cleaner
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    >> >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.
    >> >>
    >> >> Paul,
    >> >>
    >> >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    >> >> consistent.
    >> >>
    >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    >> >>
    >> >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    >> >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    >> >> precisely (download browstat!):
    >> >>
    >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp

    >>
    >> >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    >> >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    >> >
    >> >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    >> >below
    >> >
    >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >> >
    >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    >> > \\PR-HOME
    >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> >
    >> >Windows IP Configuration
    >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> >
    >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    >> >
    >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    >> >USB2.0 Adapter
    >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> >
    >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> >
    >> >Windows IP Configuration
    >> >
    >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> >
    >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    >> >
    >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    >> >Network Connection
    >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    >>
    >> OK, Paul, there's the problem.
    >>
    >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >> >
    >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME

    >>
    >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK

    >>
    >> One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.
    >>
    >> Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    >> and restart both computers.
    >>
    >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html


    >Hi Chuck - I tried this on both computers, both times got msg "Browsing not
    >active on the domain, master name cannot be determined from
    >GetAdapterStatus", and still no connection/visibility between the computers.
    >So have re-set it back on again.
    >
    >I cannot ping from one computer to the other, so have been working through
    >the info on your site, but havent got it right yet.


    Dohh.

    I didn't even look at the layer 2 connectivity. How are PR-Home and PR-Notebook
    actually connecting? With PR-Home and PR-Notebook both having manually assigned
    IP addresses, I'll bet you don't have a router? Why not start from the
    beginning, and tell us how you set them up.

    Or read about using a cross-over cable, and substitute an "Ad-hoc WiFi
    connection" for "cross-over cable".

    http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...ters-with.html

    --
    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.

  9. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    OK. Got a new Dell D820, with wireless card. Thought it a good idea to
    connect wirelessly to existing Dell GX270 desktop. Got a belkin wireless
    card, which wasn't recognised as plug and play. Installed XP SP2 on desktop
    to bring it in line with notebook. Got Netgear wireless card, also not
    recognised as plug and play, got USB Netgear card, and installed correctly as
    plug and play.

    Then set up ad hoc network between the 2. Seemed quite simple, got the ad
    hoc network going, both computers connect to the network automatically on
    boot-up. I will get the settings I have used and post them on the weekend.

    Am using your www to check some of the things. some of the basics are
    right, like NetB over TCP/IP. Also have guest accounts activated.

    Have been advised to use a router - as a more reliable approach than ad hoc
    network.



    "Chuck" wrote:

    > On Wed, 30 May 2007 13:56:00 -0700, PaulZA
    > wrote:
    >
    > >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> >> wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    > >> >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    > >> >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    > >> >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    > >> >> >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    > >> >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >Thanks Robert.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    > >> >> >looks cleaner
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    > >> >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Paul,
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    > >> >> consistent.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    > >> >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    > >> >> precisely (download browstat!):
    > >> >>
    > >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp
    > >>
    > >> >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    > >> >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    > >> >
    > >> >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    > >> >below
    > >> >
    > >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >> >
    > >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    > >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    > >> > \\PR-HOME
    > >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> >
    > >> >Windows IP Configuration
    > >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >
    > >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    > >> >
    > >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    > >> >USB2.0 Adapter
    > >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> >
    > >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    > >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> >
    > >> >Windows IP Configuration
    > >> >
    > >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >
    > >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    > >> >
    > >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > >> >Network Connection
    > >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    > >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >>
    > >> OK, Paul, there's the problem.
    > >>
    > >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >> >
    > >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > >>
    > >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >>
    > >> One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.
    > >>
    > >> Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    > >> and restart both computers.
    > >>
    > >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html

    >
    > >Hi Chuck - I tried this on both computers, both times got msg "Browsing not
    > >active on the domain, master name cannot be determined from
    > >GetAdapterStatus", and still no connection/visibility between the computers.
    > >So have re-set it back on again.
    > >
    > >I cannot ping from one computer to the other, so have been working through
    > >the info on your site, but havent got it right yet.

    >
    > Dohh.
    >
    > I didn't even look at the layer 2 connectivity. How are PR-Home and PR-Notebook
    > actually connecting? With PR-Home and PR-Notebook both having manually assigned
    > IP addresses, I'll bet you don't have a router? Why not start from the
    > beginning, and tell us how you set them up.
    >
    > Or read about using a cross-over cable, and substitute an "Ad-hoc WiFi
    > connection" for "cross-over cable".
    >
    > http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...ters-with.html
    >
    > --
    > 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.
    >


  10. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    On Thu, 31 May 2007 08:40:01 -0700, PaulZA
    wrote:

    >"Chuck" wrote:
    >
    >> On Wed, 30 May 2007 13:56:00 -0700, PaulZA
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    >> >> wrote:
    >> >>
    >> >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    >> >> >
    >> >> >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    >> >> >> wrote:
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    >> >> >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    >> >> >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    >> >> >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    >> >> >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> >Thanks Robert.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    >> >> >> >looks cleaner
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    >> >> >> >
    >> >> >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    >> >> >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Paul,
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    >> >> >> consistent.
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    >> >> >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    >> >> >> precisely (download browstat!):
    >> >> >>
    >> >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp
    >> >>
    >> >> >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    >> >> >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    >> >> >below
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    >> >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    >> >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    >> >> > \\PR-HOME
    >> >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Windows IP Configuration
    >> >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    >> >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    >> >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    >> >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    >> >> >USB2.0 Adapter
    >> >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    >> >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    >> >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >> >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    >> >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> >> > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Windows IP Configuration
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    >> >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    >> >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    >> >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    >> >> >Network Connection
    >> >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    >> >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    >> >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    >> >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    >> >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    >> >>
    >> >> OK, Paul, there's the problem.
    >> >>
    >> >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    >> >>
    >> >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    >> >> >
    >> >> >
    >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    >> >>
    >> >> One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.
    >> >>
    >> >> Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    >> >> and restart both computers.
    >> >>
    >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html

    >>
    >> >Hi Chuck - I tried this on both computers, both times got msg "Browsing not
    >> >active on the domain, master name cannot be determined from
    >> >GetAdapterStatus", and still no connection/visibility between the computers.
    >> >So have re-set it back on again.
    >> >
    >> >I cannot ping from one computer to the other, so have been working through
    >> >the info on your site, but havent got it right yet.

    >>
    >> Dohh.
    >>
    >> I didn't even look at the layer 2 connectivity. How are PR-Home and PR-Notebook
    >> actually connecting? With PR-Home and PR-Notebook both having manually assigned
    >> IP addresses, I'll bet you don't have a router? Why not start from the
    >> beginning, and tell us how you set them up.
    >>
    >> Or read about using a cross-over cable, and substitute an "Ad-hoc WiFi
    >> connection" for "cross-over cable".
    >>
    >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...ters-with.html


    >OK. Got a new Dell D820, with wireless card. Thought it a good idea to
    >connect wirelessly to existing Dell GX270 desktop. Got a belkin wireless
    >card, which wasn't recognised as plug and play. Installed XP SP2 on desktop
    >to bring it in line with notebook. Got Netgear wireless card, also not
    >recognised as plug and play, got USB Netgear card, and installed correctly as
    >plug and play.
    >
    >Then set up ad hoc network between the 2. Seemed quite simple, got the ad
    >hoc network going, both computers connect to the network automatically on
    >boot-up. I will get the settings I have used and post them on the weekend.
    >
    >Am using your www to check some of the things. some of the basics are
    >right, like NetB over TCP/IP. Also have guest accounts activated.
    >
    >Have been advised to use a router - as a more reliable approach than ad hoc
    >network.


    Well, I second THAT advice. If a router is ever usable, I'd advise it in a
    heartbeat. Using a router is a much better way to start. Using a router is a
    way better to attack a connectivity problem.

    So solve the connectivity issue first, we'll see what you get on the weekend.

    --
    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.

  11. Re: Cannot access workgroup computers

    Problem solved - one of your links was to a dated article on setting up an ad
    hoc. I followed those steps, and found that when i did not use WEP on the
    notebook, I could make a connection. Now file and print sharing, and
    internet use, all works through the ad hoc network.

    Thanks for all the links Chuck, as you say on your www, patience and careful
    application eventually gets you there

    cheers
    Paul


    "Chuck" wrote:

    > On Thu, 31 May 2007 08:40:01 -0700, PaulZA
    > wrote:
    >
    > >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Wed, 30 May 2007 13:56:00 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> On Tue, 29 May 2007 14:05:02 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> >> wrote:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >"Chuck" wrote:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >> On Mon, 28 May 2007 11:51:01 -0700, PaulZA
    > >> >> >> wrote:
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >"Robert L [MVP - Networking]" wrote:
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> "PaulZA" wrote in message news:51D967B8-DEDB-475E-A68A-CBD6478EFDCC@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >> >> I have set up a wireless network between a desktopn and notebook. Although
    > >> >> >> >> the wirless network connection is created, and both devices are in the same
    > >> >> >> >> workgroup, I cannot see or access any resources across the connection.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Have tried enabling Netbios over TCP/IP, enabled guest accounts, but no joy.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Below is info on both devices, and the IPCONFIG /ALL output
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Desktop - Dell GX270, XP Pro SP2, using Netgear WG111T
    > >> >> >> >> Notebook - Dell D820, XP Pro SP2, using PRO/Wireless 3945
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> We have some issues here. Are they Vista? Try to disable the IPv6. Also the notebook doesn't receive the 192 IP from the DHCP. It may be the driver issue. This link may help too.
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Vista Wireless IssuesPost Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:26 am Post subject: Vista: Wireless connectivity issue ... The wireless connection may drop when you use battery power. ...
    > >> >> >> >> http://www.chicagotech.net/vista/vistawireless.htm
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >> Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> >Thanks Robert.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >I have disabled IPv6 and set notebook to IP 192.168.0.2. IPCONFIG /ALL now
    > >> >> >> >looks cleaner
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >Am running XP Pro SP2, so not a Vista issue.
    > >> >> >> >
    > >> >> >> >Still unable to "see" the computers when I select View Workgroup computers.
    > >> >> >> >I have set up a ad-hoc network between the 2 computers.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Paul,
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Look at the NetBT setting, and all personal firewalls. Make sure that NetBT is
    > >> >> >> consistent.
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> Then let's look at logs from "browstat status" and "ipconfig /all", from each
    > >> >> >> computer. Read this article, and linked articles, and follow instructions
    > >> >> >> precisely (download browstat!):
    > >> >> >>
    > >> >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...#AskingForHelp
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >Thanks Chuck. Went through all the NetBT and FW settings - also disabled the
    > >> >> >firewalls on both computers, but still can't see each other.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Any other ideas? Browstat and ipconfig /all setting for both computers are
    > >> >> >below
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > >> >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    > >> >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-HOME
    > >> >> > \\PR-HOME
    > >> >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Windows IP Configuration
    > >> >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : pr-home
    > >> >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
    > >> >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
    > >> >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 4:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WG111T 108Mbps Wireless
    > >> >> >USB2.0 Adapter
    > >> >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-4D-39-AB-58
    > >> >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    > >> >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > >> >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> >> > Master browser is running build 2600
    > >> >> > 1 backup servers retrieved from master PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> >> > \\PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> >> > There are 1 servers in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> >> > There are 1 domains in domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Windows IP Configuration
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> >> > Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    > >> >> > Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
    > >> >> > IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >> > WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Ethernet adapter Wireless PR Notebook:
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    > >> >> > Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
    > >> >> >Network Connection
    > >> >> > Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-D2-AE-BD-C7
    > >> >> > Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    > >> >> > IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.2
    > >> >> > Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    > >> >> > Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    > >> >>
    > >> >> OK, Paul, there's the problem.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >Desktop (PR-HOME)
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{33981A49-166E-481F-86CA-5862F6DC3614}
    > >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-HOME
    > >> >>
    > >> >> >Notebook (PR-NOTEBOOK)
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> >Status for domain PRG on transport
    > >> >> >\Device\NetBT_Tcpip_{F7232E75-B725-482D-A318-0DF3559F3563}
    > >> >> > Browsing is active on domain.
    > >> >> > Master browser name is: PR-NOTEBOOK
    > >> >>
    > >> >> One domain (workgroup), two master browsers. You have a segmented workgroup.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Disable the browser on either computer (with 2 computers, you can toss a coin),
    > >> >> and restart both computers.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...lways-see.html
    > >>
    > >> >Hi Chuck - I tried this on both computers, both times got msg "Browsing not
    > >> >active on the domain, master name cannot be determined from
    > >> >GetAdapterStatus", and still no connection/visibility between the computers.
    > >> >So have re-set it back on again.
    > >> >
    > >> >I cannot ping from one computer to the other, so have been working through
    > >> >the info on your site, but havent got it right yet.
    > >>
    > >> Dohh.
    > >>
    > >> I didn't even look at the layer 2 connectivity. How are PR-Home and PR-Notebook
    > >> actually connecting? With PR-Home and PR-Notebook both having manually assigned
    > >> IP addresses, I'll bet you don't have a router? Why not start from the
    > >> beginning, and tell us how you set them up.
    > >>
    > >> Or read about using a cross-over cable, and substitute an "Ad-hoc WiFi
    > >> connection" for "cross-over cable".
    > >>
    > >> http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...ters-with.html

    >
    > >OK. Got a new Dell D820, with wireless card. Thought it a good idea to
    > >connect wirelessly to existing Dell GX270 desktop. Got a belkin wireless
    > >card, which wasn't recognised as plug and play. Installed XP SP2 on desktop
    > >to bring it in line with notebook. Got Netgear wireless card, also not
    > >recognised as plug and play, got USB Netgear card, and installed correctly as
    > >plug and play.
    > >
    > >Then set up ad hoc network between the 2. Seemed quite simple, got the ad
    > >hoc network going, both computers connect to the network automatically on
    > >boot-up. I will get the settings I have used and post them on the weekend.
    > >
    > >Am using your www to check some of the things. some of the basics are
    > >right, like NetB over TCP/IP. Also have guest accounts activated.
    > >
    > >Have been advised to use a router - as a more reliable approach than ad hoc
    > >network.

    >
    > Well, I second THAT advice. If a router is ever usable, I'd advise it in a
    > heartbeat. Using a router is a much better way to start. Using a router is a
    > way better to attack a connectivity problem.
    >
    > So solve the connectivity issue first, we'll see what you get on the weekend.
    >
    > --
    > 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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