Small Business Network Trouble

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    emmetm1

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    Hello,

    I work for a small business of five computers. We have a wireless network for internet traffic, and a wired network for file sharing. The wireless network works great for using the internet, but we are having trouble with the wired network.

    The issue is being able to communicate with all of the computers on the wired network. The ability to speak with all of the computers on the network is hit or miss. Generally, computer A can speak with computer B, C, and D, but D can only speak with A. All of the letters are interchangeable; the computers are inconsistent in their ability to speak with each other.

    Our network is a 100Mbit, circular set up, (at least I think it would be called a circular, or ring setup.)
    To be clear, all of our computers are linked by switches, with no defined “master” computer. So, computer A is connected to a switch that connects to computers B and C, and the first switch connects to a second switch that connects more computers. There are no more than two switches between computers. Computers on the network are mostly Windows XP based, but we also have one Vista box, and one Windows 7 box.

    I don’t know if this will help, but might as well throw it out there.

    Thanks in advance,

    Emmet,

    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
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    C:\Users\****>ipconfig /all

    Windows IP Configuration

    Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Conference-PC
    Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
    Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
    WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NETGEAR WNA1100 Wireless-N 150 USB Adapte
    r
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : E0-91-F5-56-49-80
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7594:e64:3fa7:cf27%13(Preferred)
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.105(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, June 03, 2011 7:12:11 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, June 04, 2011 7:12:14 AM
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 333484533
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-D6-31-8A-F8-0F-41-0B-1F-39

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 12.127.17.83
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82579V Gigabit Network Connectio
    n #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F8-0F-41-13-61-AA
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::6d94:e973:5ee7:4e4a%12(Preferred)
    Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.78.74(Preferred)
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
    DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234360641
    DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-14-D6-31-8A-F8-0F-41-0B-1F-39

    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : fec0:0:0:ffff::1%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::2%1
    fec0:0:0:ffff::3%1
    NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{A2F44348-8C59-497B-98D9-D8F046B04CE9}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter isatap.{2C03109E-5898-4362-A555-DD5723572D8C}:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

    Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

    Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
    DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
     
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    Dr_Bob

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    Are you in a domain? Or do you have them setup in a common workgroup?
    Are your switches configured in any special way other than basically the default?
    If your path from point A to point B,C,or D is just: PC A to switch to PC B and you are all in a concurrent workgroup or domain and on the same subnet, as long as your sharing permissions are set correctly in the file being shared, all should work swimmingly.
     
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    A is connected to a switch that connects to computers B and C, and the first switch connects to a second switch that connects more computers. There are no more than two switches between computers. Computers on the network are mostly Windows XP based, but we also have one Vista box,
     
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