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NetBios over TCPIP won't enable in VISTA Business

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 1501 with Vista Business & a Dell 1390 WLAN card.  My AD Domain Server (Win 2k Server) has a Linksys WRT55AG Router connected via Ethernet.

Here's my problem.  All my other computers can connect to the Domain, view shares & join the domain, but not the new Vista Laptop.

I have noticed that NetBios over TCPIP is selected, but when I do an ipconfig /all it says that Netbios is diabled.  I have also noticed that Client for Microsoft Networks will not enable.  I get a message saying that (paraphrasing here) current configuration requires that Client for Microsoft Neworks be disabled.  Possibly these problems are related?

Finally, I have updated the WLAN card driver.  I have also disabled the laptop firewall during these tests, so that's not part of the problem either.

Any ideas?
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kinetik20Commented:
You may want to start with looking at the server itself as it may require updates to allow cooperation with Vista.
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kinetik20Commented:
Also take a look at the network and sharing center make sure the following is enabled.

Network Discovery.
File Sharing.
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tallguy43Author Commented:
Network Discovery & File Sharing are both enabled on the Vista system.

Not sure where to begin on the Domain Controller.  My XP Laptop connects with no problems.  It can 'see' the server, shares, etc.

Is it possible that the Linksys Router attached to the server could be the crux of the problem?
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kinetik20Commented:
Not very likely... Now is the Vista machine joined to the domain? If so I would highly suspect that the server would need an update to allow the Vista machine to function like the XP machines.
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tallguy43Author Commented:
I haven't been able to join the Vista machine to the Domain due to the inability to detect the server.

I have the same problem when I connect using Ethernet Adapter, too.  No NetBios; No Client for Microsoft Networks on the Vista machine.
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kinetik20Commented:
Try this. Click start and type services.msc press enter and see if the TCP/IP netbios helper is enabled.
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kinetik20Commented:
If that is of no help could you please open a command prompt window and type

ipconfig /all


and list the results here.
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tallguy43Author Commented:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : StephaniePC
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : agpressautomation.com

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : agpressautomation.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-92-5D-A5-32
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.5(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:51:52 AM
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, August 03, 2007 7:57:28 AM
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : agpressautomation.com
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.agpressautomation.com
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5efe:192.168.1.5%19(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 9:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 10:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 15:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 16:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{6E87CAEB-A7BB-41A3-A6E3-1A5F936DE
954}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 20:

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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tallguy43Author Commented:
Confirmed that TCP/IP NetBios Helper is enabled & started.
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tallguy43Author Commented:
OK.  I solved my problem.  I updated my WLAN driver.  Actually I had done this before, but here's the key -- for some reason you have to delete the WLAN Card under Device Manager & let Window 're-install'.

After the re-install was completed, NetBios over TCIP & Client for Microsoft Networks were checked as enabled.

I can't believe it was so simple.  I had thought that updating & installing the new driver would be enough, but evidently it wasn't.

Incidentally, I was able to join my computer with the Domain & now I can browse my Network Shares.  All is well.

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kinetik20Commented:
Great!
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