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Can access internet but not network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Counslr2l, Feb 15, 2005.

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  1. Counslr2l

    Counslr2l Thread Starter

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    I hava a hybrid network with a desktop through ethernet cable modem and a laptop through wireless pcmcia. I can access internet on both cannot share files from either on to the other. My zone alarm says its blocking dns that i recognize as my other pc. How can i get it to let me access the dns? Though, even with zone alarm of i cannot seem to share. How can i fix this?
     
  2. Bob Cerelli

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    Likely you have a lot of this working already but the basics for troubleshooting are:

    1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

    2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

    3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

    4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

    5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

    6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

    7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

    8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

    9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

    10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

    There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
     
  3. Counslr2l

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    Ok, yes mostly set up that way except: #7, i do not currently use a password to log on to either computer, both have XP home.
    I ran a NetDiagnostic on my pcs:
    Desktop: the WINS SERVER failed and the DNS SERVER failed and network adapters failed for Dns and Wins Servers and Network clients is blank.
    Laptop: Same thing
    I did ip configuration :
    Desktop: ip routing not enabled, Wins proxy not enabled,
    Laptop: ip routing not enabled, wins proxy not enabled
    Does this tell you anything more?
     
  4. Counslr2l

    Counslr2l Thread Starter

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    Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
    I read a lot at the site you sent me to and it was great help.
    I am getting file sharing and I am so happy.

    With my online school and a herniated disk I log a lot of computer hours and now i dont have to sit in an uncomfortable chair to do it.
     
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    EDIT

    wrong thread sorry
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    Glad the information on that site helped solve the problem.
     
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