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Windows XP laptop loses connection to Windows 7 workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Yousuf Khan, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    From time to time, my XP laptop loses connection to my other PCs
    running W7. Neither the W7 machines, nor the XP machine can see each
    other during that time. It doesn't lose its IP address or default
    gateway or anything, and it keeps its Internet connectivity, it just
    stops seeing other computers on the local network.

    Now this can be remedied by running the "repair" network option on the
    laptop, or by simply rebooting. But the problem is when you run the
    repair option it screws up any applications using the network in the XP
    laptop. So I can't be doing this unless I can be sure that nothing is
    using the network at the time.

    Any solutions?

    Yousuf Khan
     
  2. Sunny

    Sunny Flightless Bird

    "Yousuf Khan" <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:XI-dna4u24Sg_R3RnZ2dnUVZ8qednZ2d@giganews.com...
    > From time to time, my XP laptop loses connection to my other PCs running
    > W7. Neither the W7 machines, nor the XP machine can see each other
    > during that time. It doesn't lose its IP address or default gateway or
    > anything, and it keeps its Internet connectivity, it just stops seeing
    > other computers on the local network.
    >
    > Now this can be remedied by running the "repair" network option on the
    > laptop, or by simply rebooting. But the problem is when you run the
    > repair option it screws up any applications using the network in the XP
    > laptop. So I can't be doing this unless I can be sure that nothing is
    > using the network at the time.
    > Any solutions?
    > Yousuf Khan


    No solution, however, the same "feature" happens with two Netbooks using
    WiFi through a router.
    (In reverse, my Netbooks are Win7 and the PCs are WinXP)
     
  3. Gerald Ross

    Gerald Ross Flightless Bird

    Yousuf Khan wrote:
    > From time to time, my XP laptop loses connection to my other PCs
    > running W7. Neither the W7 machines, nor the XP machine can see each
    > other during that time. It doesn't lose its IP address or default
    > gateway or anything, and it keeps its Internet connectivity, it just
    > stops seeing other computers on the local network.
    >
    > Now this can be remedied by running the "repair" network option on the
    > laptop, or by simply rebooting. But the problem is when you run the
    > repair option it screws up any applications using the network in the XP
    > laptop. So I can't be doing this unless I can be sure that nothing is
    > using the network at the time.
    >
    > Any solutions?
    >
    > Yousuf Khan

    My wife's new notebook is Win7 and had problems networking until I
    added myself (with the same user name and password as on my other XP
    machines) to her computer as user and administrator. Of course she
    logs on as herself with her password as user and administrator, but it
    apparently knows my username is on the computer and we have not had
    any problems since. I have my notebook, my netbook, my desktop on the
    network along with hers. All the others are XP.

    --
    Gerald Ross
    Cochran, GA

    For exercise, men can walk. Women talk.
     
  4. Yousuf Khan

    Yousuf Khan Flightless Bird

    On 03/09/2010 2:38 AM, Sunny wrote:
    > No solution, however, the same "feature" happens with two Netbooks using
    > WiFi through a router.
    > (In reverse, my Netbooks are Win7 and the PCs are WinXP)


    Yeah, I figured it was a Wi-Fi feature, probably put into the IEEE
    802.11 standards somewhere between the link layer and the physical
    layer, designed to make it as inconvenient for the users as possible so
    that they remain attached to Ethernet.

    Yousuf Khan
     
  5. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 03 Sep 2010 18:55:18 -0400, Yousuf Khan
    <bbbl67@spammenot.yahoo.com> wrote:

    >On 03/09/2010 2:38 AM, Sunny wrote:
    >> No solution, however, the same "feature" happens with two Netbooks using
    >> WiFi through a router.
    >> (In reverse, my Netbooks are Win7 and the PCs are WinXP)

    >
    >Yeah, I figured it was a Wi-Fi feature, probably put into the IEEE
    >802.11 standards somewhere between the link layer and the physical
    >layer, designed to make it as inconvenient for the users as possible so
    >that they remain attached to Ethernet.
    >
    > Yousuf Khan


    Hmmm, you're obviously kidding, but no smiley.

    Wireless works fine for the vast majority of us.
     

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