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computers won't talk to each other

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cesareDH, Jul 29, 2003.

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  1. cesareDH

    cesareDH Thread Starter

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    Morning.
    I just hooked up a Netgear DS104 Hub. Both machines access the internet with no problem. The "A" machine sees itself but will not see the "B" machine. Can not ping the "B" machine from the "A" machine. The "B" computer sees both but I get "is not accessible" error message when I try to access the "A" computer. When I click on the "B" computer icon using the "B" computer I get a blank explorer window.
    I have TCP/IP and NetBEUI installed. I tried first with just TCP/IP; didn't work. The Workgroup names are identical; the Windows Logon is the same, File and Print Sharing is checked on both machines.
    I'm using Win98 SE on both computers.

    I tried hooking up a Netgear RT-314 Router but had the same problems. Netgear tech. support told me that as long as both computers accessed the internet, they didn't care about the intranet. Thank you Netgear. That router is new and is now for sale: BEST offer; you pay shipping.
    :D

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    Please don't be bashful about emailing me if you have the answer. Thank you.
     
  2. john1

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    i think the networking icon has to be visible on both monitors.
     
  3. korgul

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    Do you log onto the computers when they boot up?

    Yes the networking icon needs to be on both PC's.

    Try using the router and have it dish out IP addresses.
     
  4. cesareDH

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    We have about 90 hours trying to get the router to work. We let it assign addresses, we assigned addresses manually; there just isn't much we haven't tried. So with that much wasted time on the router I'm letting it go. It can go into storage or to someone else's house, but I'm done with it.
    My B.I.L. is using a Netgear hub similar to this DS104 and he isn't having any trouble, so I would really like to get this to work.
     
  5. korgul

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    Do you log onto the computers when they boot up?

    Do you have things shared on each PC?
     
  6. cesareDH

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    The computers do not require a manual logon.

    Everything is set to share. Printer and file sharing.
    On the "B" machine, each of the individual HDD's are set to FULL share.
     
  7. ~Candy~

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    Can you test another NIC card in the A machine?
     
  8. korgul

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    With win98 machines you must logon to the machine to be able to access the network.

    Delete the PWL files on the machines and then log off and back on again. It will ask for a password, enter one and then confirm it.
    You should then be able to access the other computer
     
  9. cesareDH

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    I ran a test on the existing card and it checks out fine. I'm using it to access the web with no problems.
     
  10. clansman

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    i guess you can assume hardware failure.

    can you test that other router you mentioned?
    and other nics...

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  11. xico

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    Hi DH!

    You may get some answers to your problem here There's 1300 pages of information at this site, and its free unless you want to download it. For the individual it's 8 bucks. I thought it was worth it.
     
  12. cesareDH

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    I think that hardware problems are my last concern, because we dealing with new and seperate items, and both allow the computers to access the internet without any problems. So it's only logcal that they are working properly. Again, the "B" computer sees the "A" computer; it just won't access the files/folders.
    Two of us were on the computers this evening doing downloads from the web. No problems. No interference. It's got to be some little thing we're missing, and if/when I discover what it is, I'll bet it turns out to be something dumb.

    I tried that link to the 1300 pages of info, but it said they were out of bandwidth, try later.

    Thanx
     
  13. john1

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    Hmm ...

    You have said that the workgroup names are the same.
    You have not mentioned the computer names.
    I think they have to be different.

    John
     
  14. ~Candy~

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    On the A computer, do you have something shared?
     
  15. john1

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    AcaCandy,
    i think you may have hit the nail there,

    To share,
    Start, Settings, Control Panel, Network(double click),
    File and Print sharing, tick the top box.
    OK, OK,
    You may get a question come up about a newer
    file, i go for the newer one each time.
    Yes.
    This will require a restart.

    After re-starting,
    double click on 'My Computer'
    right click on hard drive C:
    you should now see a new option, Sharing.

    I just share C:
    but you can leave C: and share further into the tree
    if you want.

    I normally cancel the 'sharing' when i go on-line,
    an option box comes up when i try to connect if i
    forget. I have nothing sensitive, its just personal.

    Hope this is what you need,
    best of luck with it,
    John :)
     
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