Windows 7 cannot see MSHOME or XP computers

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  1. bigoxygen

    bigoxygen New Member

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    I was able to see the workgroup MSHOME computers for 5 minutes. After I rebooted the computer, I couldn't see any of them. However, \\ip_address\ or \\ip_address\share_name works. Network discovery on the network is slow (on the Windows 7 computer)...it takes 45 seconds to detect all the computers. The router I am using is D-link DIR-628 . This same problem has plauged me in Vista. The funny thing is...I am able to see the Windows 7 computer from XP computers just fine and quickly too. I can ping from XP to Windows 7 just fine. What other information should I give that would help you? Thanks!

    Here is IPCONFIG from Windows 7:

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7127]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Matthew>ping 192.168.0.193

    Pinging 192.168.0.193 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.193:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    C:\Users\Matthew>ping 192.168.0.193

    Pinging 192.168.0.193 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.

    Ping statistics for 192.168.0.193:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

    C:\Users\Matthew>ipconfig

    Windows IP Configuration


    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::adde:a887:bcdf:1b1e%11
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.129
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

    Tunnel adapter isatap.vc.shawcable.net:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : vc.shawcable.net

    Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection*:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:3014:1a3a:9fce:9146
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3014:1a3a:9fce:9146%13
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

    C:\Users\Matthew>
     
  2. kevin from Chi-town

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    from what I see your using a draft N router, your ip is .129 . your routers is.01, and win 7 is on .193 . correct? Do you have win 7 on workgroup?
     
  3. bigoxygen

    bigoxygen New Member

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    Yup they are on the same workgroup
     
  4. dre@ms

    dre@ms New Member

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    wat abt the dns entries? Try ipconfig /all in cmd and post the results.
    also let us know what is the error msg u recieve when trying to access other computers.
     
  5. jmsimps

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    Hi,

    I am not sure if this will help in your case but I found the only way to get my XP and W7 PCs to talk was rather drastic. I had a problem in that neither pc could ping each other, so networking was never going to work.

    I checked the arp table and found that they were not getting any arp responses. I added a static arp on each machine and hey presto it sprang into life (
    To set a static arp entry for the PC you wish to connect to open a command prompt and type: arp –s “IP address” “MAC Address”

    I am going to take the entries out and I will do a packet capture but as a workaround this may help you out for the moment.

    Cheers.
     
  6. oneextraid

    oneextraid Banned

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    Have you turned on network discovery in the Network Sharing Center in W7? Right click the network icon in the task tray and open network sharing to check.
     
  7. packrfanfw

    packrfanfw New Member

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    XP can't see w7 computer

    I'm having a similar problem. My W7 computer can "see" my XP computer, but not vice versa. What can I do in XP to "see" my W7 computer?
     
  8. brannose

    brannose New Member

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    W7 computer can "see" my XP computer, but not vice versa


    I have the same problem
     
  9. fifteenbillion

    fifteenbillion New Member

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    Change setting "Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections (recommended)"
    to "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers". This should let your windows 7 computer see all the computers on your home network regaurdless of the operating system.

    The setting is under Network and Sharing Center > Advanced sharing settings
    Home or work (current profile)
    HomeGroup connections
     
  10. fifteenbillion

    fifteenbillion New Member

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    Microsoft has a hotfix for the LLPT in Windows XP that will also make it so that windows 7 computer will see windows xp computers.

    KB922120-v6-x86
    fix215806
     

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