Vista cannot connect to XP across network "switch"


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Guest

Let me start by describing our home network. We have 2 wireless laptops and a
desktop plugged into the router. One laptop is running Vista Ultimate x86,
the other laptop and the desktop are running XP Pro SP2 x86.

The problem lies in neither of the laptops being able to connect to the
shared folders or shared printer on the desktop. I have installed the LLTD
Responder update (KB922120) on the XP computers and they are able to ping the
desktop without a problem. The shared folders/printer does not appear in the
XP laptop's Network Places; they do however appear in the Vista network
window, but when I try to open any of the remote folders, I receive an
0x80070005 error; in Vista's opinion the diagnostic utility finds nothing
wrong. The Vista network map does show all three computers normally, but the
desktop is presented as connecting behind a switch. We have a Linksys WRT54G
router which has not prompted Vista to display its switch capability in the
past. I suspect this is causing the inability of either laptop to connect to
the desktop, but the switch has only appeared in the last week or so when
connectivity stopped. We've had the Vista laptop since this past August and
the XP computers for over 3 years with the same exact router.

Could this be a router problem, Vista, or XP? Any suggestions would be
appreciated.
Cheers
 
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Robert L. \(MS-MVP\)

In many cases, 0x80070005 error is access denied error. It could be
permission issue, name resolution issue or computer browser issue. In this
case, it is more likely name resolution or computer browser issue. To test
it, use net view \\remotexpnmae command on vista. You should receive a
system error. post back with the result. Or check this troubleshooting
yourself.

System ErrorsIf the net view command fails with a "System error 5 has
occurred. Access is denied." message, 1) make sure you are logged on using
an account that has ...
www.chicagotech.net/systemerrors.htm


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G

Guest

Robert,
Thanks for the troubleshooting advice. I ran the net view \\remotexpname
command and received a system error 53. The site offered some resolutions
which were already implemented. I have disabled the firewalls on all
computers but still nothing. I forgot to mention in the first post that the
laptops can share stuff normally between one another.
 
B

buzschornack

What's the real remotexpname? Did you type it? For example my laptop name is
nc4010, I would do net view \\nc4010 from my XP desktop.

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Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting onhttp://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access onhttp://www.HowToNetworking.com







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The problem is that the Linksys WRTG54 Router does not have the
firmware to communicate consistently with VISTA. I have expienced
network failures with my Vista Notebook. My XP (16) machines do not
have problems with my network Linkysys gigabit gateway, 3 WRTG54
routers. However, the Vista notebook, looses connections and
correction requires a restart. Further investigation with Microsoft,
confirms the WRTG54 is not compatible with VISTA.
 
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Guest

Bob,
Yes I did type in net view \\<name of comp> but this is what gave me the 53
error.

If this is a router issue then it'd be the first one because my Vista laptop
has never had a problem connecting to the internet or the XP laptop. I'm not
running Linksys's default firmware as it is pathetically devoid of
functionality, I'm using DD-WRT v23 SP2.

I have run the network setup wizard on all three computers, no change. File
sharing is enabled on Vista and XP and no firewall rules exist on any of the
computers to prevent files from being shared on the LAN.
 
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