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Discussion in 'Networking' started by simon cook, Apr 8, 2004.

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  1. simon cook

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    I have two machines linked via a gateway switch. After running the network set on both machine they can then share files. However one of the machines keeps losing its network settings ie the other machine cannot see it in the 'my netwok places' window. If I run the network set up wizard again on the machine that cannot be seen, all is well. The other machine always seems to retain it settings. Any ideas?
     
  2. skinnywhiteboy

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    Is the router supplying the clients with their IP info? Try going to a command prompt and typing ipconfig /all. That should bring up your IP info.
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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  4. Cwolly

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    What OS are you using on each machine? Try mapping a network drive just to see if it will work before you run network wizard again. If you need help doing this just reply and I'll try to walk you through it.
    -Cwolly
     
  5. Bob Cerelli

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    Since mentions the network wizard, I was assuming he had XP. That is why the link with the details about how to network it was given. Hopefully that was a good assumption.
     
  6. Cwolly

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    yeah good call Bob, I wasn't thinking straight. I've seen shared folders dissapear on wireless networks because the client moves out of the covered zone, but I can't recall seeing this type of behavior on a wired network. I was thinking perhaps he's getting an IP conflict which is causing him to loose the shared folder lists? hmm, not sure. Just brainstorming :)
     
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