Home network problem

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

simon cook

Thread Starter
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
4
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?
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2001
Messages
2,070
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.
 
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
48
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
 
Joined
Nov 2, 2002
Messages
22,468
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.
 
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
48
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 :)
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Members online

Top