How can I connect Vista and XP computers?


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Lee Beck

I’ve been through the wizards and “network and Sharing Center†on both
computers and Tried everything. Got plenty of screen captures and have run
ipconfig. But I can’t get the computers to see each other. If someone can
give me some hints on what to look for I believe that I can feed back
information that may help you to help me.


Network card installed on XP = MSI PC60G Wireless 11g Turbo G PCI Card

Wireless Router on Vista = Verizon GT 704WG by Actiontec

Ipconfig on the Vista machine returns:
************************************************************
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1192:94b:6e25:6d04%9
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.64
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73bc:3c97:dd2:3f57:febf
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c97:dd2:3f57:febf%8
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
************************************************************
On the XP machine I get:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Lee>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.85.81
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
************************************************************
I also have the MSI Wireless Utility with tabs:
Profile
Link Status
Site Survey
Statistics
Advanced
About

Each tab has boxes with information and some have additional buttons and
edit options within the category. In Link Status one box says “Link is up
[TxPower: 100%] “

I’m at the point of not know what information to provide to enable help.

I’ll appreciate advice on how to either get connected or what information I
can provide to let you know where I am in the process, and where I need to go.

Thanks.
 
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Alan Whimp

Hey lee ur xp pc got 169.xx.xx.xx that mean that its a privte network have u
tired giving that pc a statis ip address like 192.168.1.65 for example are u
connecting by a router if so have u got DHPC set up on the router let me
know how u get on

Cheers Alan W
 
R

rak

I agree with Alan. It seems to me that, if you are just using a home
network, (private), your pc ip adds should be, e.g. 192.168.1.64 and
192.168.1.65. But DHCP should be set to assign the automatically. Is it
possible that original network setup on one pc defined it as being connected
to a private network and one to a public network? If the static ip
assignment works, you should be able to change to auto easily.

Lee Beck said:
I’ve been through the wizards and “network and Sharing Center†on both
computers and Tried everything. Got plenty of screen captures and have
run
ipconfig. But I can’t get the computers to see each other. If someone
can
give me some hints on what to look for I believe that I can feed back
information that may help you to help me.


Network card installed on XP = MSI PC60G Wireless 11g Turbo G PCI Card

Wireless Router on Vista = Verizon GT 704WG by Actiontec

Ipconfig on the Vista machine returns:
************************************************************
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1192:94b:6e25:6d04%9
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.64
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73bc:3c97:dd2:3f57:febf
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c97:dd2:3f57:febf%8
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
************************************************************
On the XP machine I get:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Lee>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.85.81
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
************************************************************
I also have the MSI Wireless Utility with tabs:
Profile
Link Status
Site Survey
Statistics
Advanced
About

Each tab has boxes with information and some have additional buttons and
edit options within the category. In Link Status one box says “Link is up
[TxPower: 100%] “

I’m at the point of not know what information to provide to enable help.

I’ll appreciate advice on how to either get connected or what information
I
can provide to let you know where I am in the process, and where I need to
go.

Thanks.
 
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L

Lee Beck

Thanks to you both. I'm now connected.

My problem was that during the setup I was asked for the "WEP Key" and I
didn't know what that was. So I changed to an option that didn't require the
key (public/private - I don't know). Then in frustration I decided to google
for information on my Verizon DSL modem. Upon looking for complete
information I accessed a sticker on the bottom of the modem which I hadn't
seen because it required me to unplug everything. Once I saw that sticker,
it provided the WEP key. I entered that into the setup information and now
my computers are talking to each other.

Thanks for your help.

Lee

rak said:
I agree with Alan. It seems to me that, if you are just using a home
network, (private), your pc ip adds should be, e.g. 192.168.1.64 and
192.168.1.65. But DHCP should be set to assign the automatically. Is it
possible that original network setup on one pc defined it as being connected
to a private network and one to a public network? If the static ip
assignment works, you should be able to change to auto easily.

Lee Beck said:
I’ve been through the wizards and “network and Sharing Center†on both
computers and Tried everything. Got plenty of screen captures and have
run
ipconfig. But I can’t get the computers to see each other. If someone
can
give me some hints on what to look for I believe that I can feed back
information that may help you to help me.


Network card installed on XP = MSI PC60G Wireless 11g Turbo G PCI Card

Wireless Router on Vista = Verizon GT 704WG by Actiontec

Ipconfig on the Vista machine returns:
************************************************************
Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1192:94b:6e25:6d04%9
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.64
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:5ef5:73bc:3c97:dd2:3f57:febf
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3c97:dd2:3f57:febf%8
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : domain_not_set.invalid
************************************************************
On the XP machine I get:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Lee>ipconfig

Windows IP Configuration


Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.85.81
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
************************************************************
I also have the MSI Wireless Utility with tabs:
Profile
Link Status
Site Survey
Statistics
Advanced
About

Each tab has boxes with information and some have additional buttons and
edit options within the category. In Link Status one box says “Link is up
[TxPower: 100%] “

I’m at the point of not know what information to provide to enable help.

I’ll appreciate advice on how to either get connected or what information
I
can provide to let you know where I am in the process, and where I need to
go.

Thanks.
.
 

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