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  • Hi,

    I really don't know where the problem is but I can't get my two Vista laptops to connect to my WHS (HP MediaSmart Server EX475, MSS).

    Recently the server was sent to HP for fault finding, as the server didn't respond at all. They found the system drive was faulty and changed it. Got the server back after they've done a server restore. I reinstalled the WHS connector from the server and the connector setup finds the server and registers the laptops for backup and everything looks very nice, until I try to use the WHS Console to connect to my MSS. Then it can't be found.
    I can't ping MSS/WHS on name, but on IP.
    Other devices on my network can access via name, such as my Xbox and Sonos.
    Connetor Troubleshooter reports loads of errors but I found more importantly that there was a "Name resolution failed" reported, which I believe is an important part of the problem.
    I've tried wired and wireless, firewalls on/off, disable/enable DNS Relay on router, open ports for WHS on router, nothing seems to make it better or worse, for that matter.
    I can log on using IP via Remote login in Vista and access all folders via IP, but that's it. No external or internal http access at all.

    HP had changed the name of the server to HPSERVER and I have now changed it back, via remote login (manage computer), to PEPSI, as it was in my original setup. This has made no diffference at all, from what I can see.

    This is roughtly my setup.

    1 Cable modem
    1 D-Link DIR-855, running 2.4 (WPA2) and 5 GHz (WPA)
    2 Dell XPS M1530 laptops (Vista Ultimate and Home Premium, both SP1 32-bit)
    1 Maxtor Shared Storage Plus
    1 Sonos System (2 players, 1 bridge, 1 Controller)
    1 XBox 360 Elite
    1 HP MediaSmart Server EX475

    I really don't know where the problem is, is it WHS, D-Link or Vista?
    Any help on this issue is highly appreciated. Can call support, but don't know which one, and HP has allready cost me an arm and a leg so far, as the server is out of warranty with a couple of months.

    /Donald
    • Edited by donlin Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:50 AM Forgot to include the server in my setup
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 1:02 AM

Answers

  • Thanks for your reply.
    Discovery.exe works fine on both laptops, it finds the server, I get to type in password and then it says "joins windows home server" and "configuring backup". I get two green ticks for that. Click next and I'm told that "this computer is now configured to work with your home server". Still the same result with WHS Console - no connection. Very odd!
    I haven't edited the HOSTS files, as I don't know what they are.

    Here are the ipconfig outputs. Unfortunately this is a Swedish Windows, so If there's anything you need translated,  just give me a shout. Ja means Yes, Nej means No. Frånkopplad means Disconnected. Aktiverat means Activated. Enhet means Device.
    The only thing I can find a bit odd with these is that the two laptops report several "Tunnelanslutning till lokalt nätverk" which direct translated is Thunnel Connection to local network (LAN) and that all of these are disconnected. A bit weird to is that RODNEY (Laptop 2) reports Peer to Peer as Node type.

    Any help that can put me in the right direction is very much appreciated.

    /Donald

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop - Delboy
    C:\Users\Donald>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : Delboy
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5C-64-55-85
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::3095:d6d4:9ca4:8b3f%13(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.189(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : 18 July 2009 00:39:32
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : 19 July 2009 00:39:30
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Ethernet-anslutning Anslutning till lokalt nätverk:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
     Controller
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-83-33-95
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E2-DD-84-67
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 2:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{EDDD9F49-F7FD-4AA2-B81E-F30D7A68D
    CBB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 6:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3ABFEE39-65A6-43AE-B5B0-EC5F30A15
    5BB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 7:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{E3666DF4-1C15-4A41-8E40-56B596C2C
    999}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 16:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop 2 - RODNEY

    C:\Users\Helena>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : rodney
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer to peer
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-D9-0E-72
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-6B-F0-87
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::d9c2:154d:80ae:1a6b%10(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.193(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:13:46
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:13:45
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk*:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 9:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{A072BACF-4E9C-4FA0-93E2-3A6C0FAC6
    B82}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 12:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7C773F6D-B3C0-4C6D-91DD-5F7B4B35B
    D39}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WHS - PEPSI

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepsi
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 1000/100/10 Ethernet Device
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E4-83-FE-41
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.191
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:42:33
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:42:33
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    I would assume the Peer to Peer is your problem on rodney.  Check MS article KB903267 for one possible way to fix it.  NOTE:  This is for XP, but it might work for you as well.  However, since you're not on XP, I would suggest you skip the part titled Fix it for me and instead follow the instructions under Let me fix it myself.  And, as always, back up your registry first, either by following the KB article shown on that web page, or at the very least, Export the Parameters subkey (so you can always Import it back if necessary).
    • Marked as answer by donlin Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:28 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 5:51 PM
    Moderator
  • I would assume the Peer to Peer is your problem on rodney.  Check MS article KB903267 for one possible way to fix it.  NOTE:  This is for XP, but it might work for you as well.  However, since you're not on XP, I would suggest you skip the part titled Fix it for me and instead follow the instructions under Let me fix it myself.  And, as always, back up your registry first, either by following the KB article shown on that web page, or at the very least, Export the Parameters subkey (so you can always Import it back if necessary).

    That's also what I thought initially, however the first laptop has node-type broadcast. Please have a look at my answer in this thread, it contains some more directions that may help you solve your problem. Did you already try to reboot your router? Did you test with only one laptop (the one with node tpye broadcast) powered up?
    • Marked as answer by donlin Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:38 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 7:35 PM
    Moderator

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  • Hi,

    I really don't know where the problem is but I can't get my two Vista laptops to connect to my WHS (HP MediaSmart Server EX475, MSS).

    Recently the server was sent to HP for fault finding, as the server didn't respond at all. They found the system drive was faulty and changed it. Got the server back after they've done a server restore. I reinstalled the WHS connector from the server and the connector setup finds the server and registers the laptops for backup and everything looks very nice, until I try to use the WHS Console to connect to my MSS. Then it can't be found.
    I can't ping MSS/WHS on name, but on IP.
    Other devices on my network can access via name, such as my Xbox and Sonos.
    Connetor Troubleshooter reports loads of errors but I found more importantly that there was a "Name resolution failed" reported, which I believe is an important part of the problem.
    I've tried wired and wireless, firewalls on/off, disable/enable DNS Relay on router, open ports for WHS on router, nothing seems to make it better or worse, for that matter.
    I can log on using IP via Remote login in Vista and access all folders via IP, but that's it. No external or internal http access at all.

    HP had changed the name of the server to HPSERVER and I have now changed it back, via remote login (manage computer), to PEPSI, as it was in my original setup. This has made no diffference at all, from what I can see.

    This is roughtly my setup.

    1 Cable modem
    1 D-Link DIR-855, running 2.4 (WPA2) and 5 GHz (WPA)
    2 Dell XPS M1530 laptops (Vista Ultimate and Home Premium, both SP1 32-bit)
    1 Maxtor Shared Storage Plus
    1 Sonos System (2 players, 1 bridge, 1 Controller)
    1 XBox 360 Elite

    I really don't know where the problem is, is it WHS, D-Link or Vista?
    Any help on this issue is highly appreciated. Can call support, but don't know which one, and HP has allready cost me an arm and a leg so far, as the server is out of warranty with a couple of months.

    /Donald

    Did you try running C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\Discovery.exe from your clients?  Did you ever edit the HOSTS file on your clients?  Can you open a command prompt and type ipconfig /all (both on a client and your server), then post the results here?
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 2:09 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your reply.
    Discovery.exe works fine on both laptops, it finds the server, I get to type in password and then it says "joins windows home server" and "configuring backup". I get two green ticks for that. Click next and I'm told that "this computer is now configured to work with your home server". Still the same result with WHS Console - no connection. Very odd!
    I haven't edited the HOSTS files, as I don't know what they are.

    Here are the ipconfig outputs. Unfortunately this is a Swedish Windows, so If there's anything you need translated,  just give me a shout. Ja means Yes, Nej means No. Frånkopplad means Disconnected. Aktiverat means Activated. Enhet means Device.
    The only thing I can find a bit odd with these is that the two laptops report several "Tunnelanslutning till lokalt nätverk" which direct translated is Thunnel Connection to local network (LAN) and that all of these are disconnected. A bit weird to is that RODNEY (Laptop 2) reports Peer to Peer as Node type.

    Any help that can put me in the right direction is very much appreciated.

    /Donald

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop - Delboy
    C:\Users\Donald>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : Delboy
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5C-64-55-85
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::3095:d6d4:9ca4:8b3f%13(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.189(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : 18 July 2009 00:39:32
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : 19 July 2009 00:39:30
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Ethernet-anslutning Anslutning till lokalt nätverk:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
     Controller
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-83-33-95
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E2-DD-84-67
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 2:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{EDDD9F49-F7FD-4AA2-B81E-F30D7A68D
    CBB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 6:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3ABFEE39-65A6-43AE-B5B0-EC5F30A15
    5BB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 7:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{E3666DF4-1C15-4A41-8E40-56B596C2C
    999}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 16:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop 2 - RODNEY

    C:\Users\Helena>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : rodney
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer to peer
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-D9-0E-72
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-6B-F0-87
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::d9c2:154d:80ae:1a6b%10(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.193(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:13:46
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:13:45
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk*:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 9:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{A072BACF-4E9C-4FA0-93E2-3A6C0FAC6
    B82}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 12:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7C773F6D-B3C0-4C6D-91DD-5F7B4B35B
    D39}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WHS - PEPSI

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepsi
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 1000/100/10 Ethernet Device
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E4-83-FE-41
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.191
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:42:33
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:42:33
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Saturday, July 18, 2009 9:39 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.
    Discovery.exe works fine on both laptops, it finds the server, I get to type in password and then it says "joins windows home server" and "configuring backup". I get two green ticks for that. Click next and I'm told that "this computer is now configured to work with your home server". Still the same result with WHS Console - no connection. Very odd!
    I haven't edited the HOSTS files, as I don't know what they are.

    Here are the ipconfig outputs. Unfortunately this is a Swedish Windows, so If there's anything you need translated,  just give me a shout. Ja means Yes, Nej means No. Frånkopplad means Disconnected. Aktiverat means Activated. Enhet means Device.
    The only thing I can find a bit odd with these is that the two laptops report several "Tunnelanslutning till lokalt nätverk" which direct translated is Thunnel Connection to local network (LAN) and that all of these are disconnected. A bit weird to is that RODNEY (Laptop 2) reports Peer to Peer as Node type.

    Any help that can put me in the right direction is very much appreciated.

    /Donald

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop - Delboy
    C:\Users\Donald>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : Delboy
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-21-5C-64-55-85
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::3095:d6d4:9ca4:8b3f%13(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.189(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : 18 July 2009 00:39:32
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : 19 July 2009 00:39:30
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Ethernet-anslutning Anslutning till lokalt nätverk:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet
     Controller
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-15-C5-83-33-95
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-E2-DD-84-67
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 2:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{EDDD9F49-F7FD-4AA2-B81E-F30D7A68D
    CBB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 6:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{3ABFEE39-65A6-43AE-B5B0-EC5F30A15
    5BB}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 7:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{E3666DF4-1C15-4A41-8E40-56B596C2C
    999}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 16:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Laptop 2 - RODNEY

    C:\Users\Helena>ipconfig /all

    IP-konfiguration för Windows

       Värddatornamn . . . . . . . . . . : rodney
       Primärt DNS-suffix. . . . . . . . :
       Nodtyp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer to peer
       IP-routning aktiverat . . . . . . : Nej
       WINS-proxy aktiverat. . . . . . . : Nej

    Ethernet-anslutning Bluetooth-nätverksanslutning:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Bluetooth-enhet (Personal Area Network)
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-D9-0E-72
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Trådlös anslutning Trådlös nätverksanslutning:

       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3B-6B-F0-87
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Ja
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja
       Länklokal IPv6-adress . . . . . . : fe80::d9c2:154d:80ae:1a6b%10(Standard)
       IPv4-adress . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.193(Standard)
       Nätmask . . . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Lånet erhölls . . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:13:46
       Lånet upphör. . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:13:45
       Standard-gateway. . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS-servrar . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       NetBIOS över TCP/IP . . . . . . . : Aktiverat

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk*:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 9:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{A072BACF-4E9C-4FA0-93E2-3A6C0FAC6
    B82}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    Tunnelanslutning: Anslutning till lokalt nätverk* 12:

       Tillstånd . . . . . . . . . . . . : Frånkopplad
       Anslutningsspecifika DNS-suffix . :
       Beskrivning . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7C773F6D-B3C0-4C6D-91DD-5F7B4B35B
    D39}
       Fysisk adress . . . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
       DHCP aktiverat. . . . . . . . . . : Nej
       Autokonfiguration aktiverat . . . : Ja

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    WHS - PEPSI

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

       Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Pepsi
       Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
       Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
       IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
       WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

       Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
       Description . . . . . . . . . . . : SiS191 1000/100/10 Ethernet Device
       Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0A-E4-83-FE-41
       DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
       Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
       IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.191
       Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
       Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
       Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : den 18 juli 2009 10:42:33
       Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : den 19 juli 2009 10:42:33
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    I would assume the Peer to Peer is your problem on rodney.  Check MS article KB903267 for one possible way to fix it.  NOTE:  This is for XP, but it might work for you as well.  However, since you're not on XP, I would suggest you skip the part titled Fix it for me and instead follow the instructions under Let me fix it myself.  And, as always, back up your registry first, either by following the KB article shown on that web page, or at the very least, Export the Parameters subkey (so you can always Import it back if necessary).
    • Marked as answer by donlin Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:28 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 5:51 PM
    Moderator
  • I would assume the Peer to Peer is your problem on rodney.  Check MS article KB903267 for one possible way to fix it.  NOTE:  This is for XP, but it might work for you as well.  However, since you're not on XP, I would suggest you skip the part titled Fix it for me and instead follow the instructions under Let me fix it myself.  And, as always, back up your registry first, either by following the KB article shown on that web page, or at the very least, Export the Parameters subkey (so you can always Import it back if necessary).

    That's also what I thought initially, however the first laptop has node-type broadcast. Please have a look at my answer in this thread, it contains some more directions that may help you solve your problem. Did you already try to reboot your router? Did you test with only one laptop (the one with node tpye broadcast) powered up?
    • Marked as answer by donlin Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:38 PM
    Saturday, July 18, 2009 7:35 PM
    Moderator
  • That seems to have solved the problem.
    Deleting the DHCP node and the node typ entries in the reggistry did the trick. Now IPCONFIG /all reports Node Type: Hybrid and I get access to the console and through explorer in Vista. I can ping all devices on the network by name, except my Sonos system, but I'm not sure I could ever do that. So it seems it was a Vista problem and it has been solved.

    My WHS still won't allow Remote Access though, it just says "Not available". Seems to be something funny with the URL xxxxxx.homeserver.com. Will do some more tests on this. Thanks a lot for your help.
    /Donald
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:37 PM
  • That did the trick too. Adding Node Type 1 worked very well, and gave me the same functionality as deleting dhcpnode and node type, oddly enough. I decided to go with Kariya21's suggestion though, as I have this idea that a smaller registry is better than a larger, or isn't it?
    Thanks so much for your help.
    /Donald
    Sunday, July 19, 2009 12:41 PM