My Vista box thinks my XP box isResidential Gateway Device!

What can I say? Both are on a network and the other XP boxes look like PCs to it.
How did that happen and how do I get over it?

fairly urgent...

Many thanks.
PeborghAsked:
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rionrocConnect With a Mentor Commented:
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I think there is a problem in your ip settings, can you check your ip addresses on each computer connected on the network and also check the ip on your router, may your router depends on your XP box.

Check your gateway ip on Vista Box, maybe it was pointed to the XP box, instead of your router(if you have).

Check every ip addresses on your Ethernet devices, the computer and the router.

About the a particular XP BOX can't be seen by Vista box, try to delete network history of Vista Box, rename computer of the (particular) XP box, change ip address of the (particular) XP box.

Good Luck!
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rionrocCommented:
Hello

If your XP box has two Ethernet device and the first device shared the internet connection in your second device, that's what Vista is messaging you.

Disable the Internet connection sharing on XP box, so that Vista will not recognized it as a residential gateway.

But be sure you have some other good connection for your internet on Vista box.

Good Luck!
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PeborghAuthor Commented:
rionroc,

My XP box in question has only one cabled Ethernet interface. However, looking at control panel > network connection, it has a "local area connection 2" entry under that, which seems odd.

Comments?

Many thanks,

peter
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rionrocCommented:
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You may check Bluetooth devices if enabled on LAN, and Firewire if is enable and is shared by the first Ethernet device.

Sorry if I catch if wrong, but hopefully that may guide you for some ideas.

Good Luck!
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PeborghAuthor Commented:
No bluetooth but there is a firewire interface, but this has never been used.
Also the other XP boxes on the network seem to be able to see this particular XP box, although there are some difficulties at time although I can create new network places on this box....

peter
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PeborghAuthor Commented:
It occurred to me in the middle of the night that the fact that Vista thinks an XP box is a RGD may be due to the network mapping tool getting screwed up. When I disabled this RGD that the map thought was the XP box, my Linksys modem/router stopped. So it really is (part of) that the RGD.

Which leaves us with the fact that the Vista box cannot see this particular XP box, but which all XP boxes can. In fact all computers on the network can see each other in some way, only the Vista cannot see this particular XP.

Sorry to have misled you. Any more thoughts?

peter
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PeborghAuthor Commented:
This problem has evaporated! Close but you get the points for making useful suggestions.

peter
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