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Discussion in 'Networking' started by Johnny5Alive, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    I put in a new network card because I think the old one died.

    Everything installed fine. I asigned myself to the workgroup and I can access all the computers except for the server. Why is this? I didnt change my Computer Name or password. I simply swapped out the network cards.

    Advise?
     
  2. BigTex

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    What has worked for me in the past is to reboot both the workstation and the server!
     
  3. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    I rebooted the workstation. Didnt reboot server. Didnt think about trying that either so I will. Thanks.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    You might also want to clear the ARP cache on both systems:

    ARP -d *

    The server could think the old NIC MAC is still active...
     
  5. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    Can you be more specific on how to clear that? I tried rebooting and Im coming up with no server.

    Server is running NT 4.0

    Workstations are running 98se


    Thanks

    john
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I thought I was specific, type:

    ARP -d *

    ... at a command prompt. :)
     
  7. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Have you checked device manager to see that it's not getting an error on the new NIC? What do you have installed in Network Properties? Did you check and see that the configuration of a working client against yours?
     
  8. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    In the Network Props I have:

    TCP
    IPX
    Adapter
    Network card

    No conflicts or errors when checking in the hardware properties.

    Yes, I can send things to the other workstations and talk with them. Just not the server. I went to the server and it sees everyone but me.

    I deleted the ARP cache string. And it didnt help. Do I need to reboot the server after I do this to make it work?

    Thanks for stickin with me.
     
  9. eurodat

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    You mention that you assigned yourself to a workgroup... if you have a server, aint you on a domain?
     
  10. Johnny5Alive

    Johnny5Alive Thread Starter

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    Thats the problem. I have a server hosting 7 computers. All on the same Workgroup. My workstation computer can access all the other workstations except the server. Its very strange.

    I go to the server and it sees all the computers but mine.
     
  11. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    What server version is the "server" running? Have you considered installing NETBEUI protocol on all of the machines?
     
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