# Windows 2000 machine does not see Windows XP on network

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#### O.B.

I have a home computer network with two computers on it, a Windows XP Pro
SP2 machine and a Windows 2000 Pro SP4 machine. I am using a LinkSys
BEFSX41 router. I have connected other computers to the network and they
can see the XP machine just file and the XP machine can see them.
Unfortunately, the 2000 machine cannot see any other computer on the
network, including the XP machine. The 2000 machine has Client for
Microsoft Networks, Deterministic Network Enhancer,

File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) installed, where the IP and DNS are obtain automatically.

The Windows XP machine can successfully ping the IP address of the 2000
machine. The XP machine can successfully connect with a username and
password to the 2000 machine to view shared files on the 2000 machine.

Ideally, I'd like the ability to print to a shared printer on the XP machine
from the 2000 machine. Help?

Below is the configuration for the 2000 and XP machines.

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cup-a-joe
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCI
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-A4-8E-8E-42
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 205.152.144.235
205.152.132.235
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:23:04 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 25, 2005 10:23:04 PM

Windows XP IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bubba
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-E1-60-F2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 205.152.144.235
205.152.132.235
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.194.24
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 192.168.194.25
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:04:27 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 25, 2005 11:04:27 AM

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#### Joel Whitehouse

O.B. said:
I have a home computer network with two computers on it, a Windows XP
Pro SP2 machine and a Windows 2000 Pro SP4 machine. I am using a
LinkSys BEFSX41 router. I have connected other computers to the network
and they can see the XP machine just file and the XP machine can see
them. Unfortunately, the 2000 machine cannot see any other computer on
the network, including the XP machine. The 2000 machine has Client for
Microsoft Networks, Deterministic Network Enhancer,

File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks, and Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) installed, where the IP and DNS are obtain automatically.

The Windows XP machine can successfully ping the IP address of the 2000
machine. The XP machine can successfully connect with a username and
password to the 2000 machine to view shared files on the 2000 machine.

Ideally, I'd like the ability to print to a shared printer on the XP
machine from the 2000 machine. Help?

Below is the configuration for the 2000 and XP machines.

Windows 2000 IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : cup-a-joe
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/100+ MiniPCI
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-10-A4-8E-8E-42
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 205.152.144.235
205.152.132.235
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:23:04 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 25, 2005 10:23:04 PM

Windows XP IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bubba
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0C-6E-E1-60-F2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 205.152.144.235
205.152.132.235
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.194.24
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . : 192.168.194.25
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:04:27 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, July 25, 2005 11:04:27 AM

Hey, it looks like you've got everything right here, except perhaps your
subnet mask... I don't understand it completely, but my coworker was
explaining to me that perhaps your subnet mask may too exclusive to work
with the IP address range that you're using... My network successfully
uses the mask 255.255.255.0 and the IP ranges 192.168.0.XXX. Since you
are using the IP range 192.168.1.XXX, my coworker suggests using the
more inclusive subnet mask 255.255.0.0.

Let me know if that works, and have a great day!

-Joel

O

#### O.B.

Joel said:
Hey, it looks like you've got everything right here, except perhaps your
subnet mask... I don't understand it completely, but my coworker was
explaining to me that perhaps your subnet mask may too exclusive to work
with the IP address range that you're using... My network successfully
uses the mask 255.255.255.0 and the IP ranges 192.168.0.XXX. Since you
are using the IP range 192.168.1.XXX, my coworker suggests using the
more inclusive subnet mask 255.255.0.0.

Let me know if that works, and have a great day!

-Joel

I tried changing the subnet mask as you suggested and it made no
difference. I was able to plug the Windows 2000 machine into another
network and it could see other XP machines just fine. This leads me to
believe that the XP machine on the orginal network (my home network) is
setup incorrectly. I just wish I knew what was wrong with it. I have
disabled the Windows XP firewall and it makes no difference. Any other
suggestions that I should try?