Mapping 3 Vista comps, can not see each other

Posted: 02-18-2009, 11:14 PM

I am setting up a small network containing three computers all runnin
vista. I will refer to them as Comp 1, Comp 2, Comp 3

Comp 2 and 3 are identical hardware and settings, Comp 1 is a laptop

Everything is hardwired

All network/sharing settings are the same. Networks, workgroups,all se
to private networks. All computers have folders set for sharing and ar
set for everyone to have co-owner access

Comp 2 and 3 can map to and access Comp 1 without any issues. Comp
can not see the other two. Comp 2 and 3 can not see each other. When
do the "Network Map" on all three computers i see this
Comp 1 ------Switch-----Gatewa
Comp
Comp

All comps are set to DHCP, but are all pulling the same IP
continuously. Comp 2 and 3 can ping Comp 1, but not the other ways.

All computers have internet access and no issues with that

Does anyone have any ideas to fix this situation

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Vague

Mapping 3 Vista comps, can not see each other


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Re: Mapping 3 Vista comps, can not see each other
Posted: 02-19-2009, 12:14 AM
Hi
Mapping works only if the Network Shares work well.
Yours do not work well, so it will not map the computers that are not seen
by others.
You did not mention how the computers suppose the get their IP.
However if you have the typical Router with DHCP On, and each computer pulls
the same own IP, but it is unique IP for each computer, it is actually a
good preferred configuration.
In general, make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows
free local traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native
Firewall should be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your
Network IP numbers on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult
your 3rd Party Firewall instructions.
General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted <http://www.ezlan.net/faq>
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
<http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx>
Jack (MVP-Networking).


"Vague" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I am setting up a small network containing three computers all running
> vista. I will refer to them as Comp 1, Comp 2, Comp 3.
>
> Comp 2 and 3 are identical hardware and settings, Comp 1 is a laptop.
>
> Everything is hardwired.
>
> All network/sharing settings are the same. Networks, workgroups,all set
> to private networks. All computers have folders set for sharing and are
> set for everyone to have co-owner access.
>
> Comp 2 and 3 can map to and access Comp 1 without any issues. Comp 1
> can not see the other two. Comp 2 and 3 can not see each other. When i
> do the "Network Map" on all three computers i see this:
> Comp 1 ------Switch-----Gateway
> Comp 2
> Comp 3
>
> All comps are set to DHCP, but are all pulling the same IPs
> continuously. Comp 2 and 3 can ping Comp 1, but not the other ways.
>
> All computers have internet access and no issues with that.
>
> Does anyone have any ideas to fix this situation?
>
>
> --
> Vague
Vague
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Re: Mapping 3 Vista comps, can not see each other
Posted: 02-19-2009, 01:11 AM

The three computers are on static IP's outside of the range of the DHCP

All software firewalls are off.

I understand mapping and networks and I have set up multiple smal
networks like this on vista machines in the past

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Vague
 
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