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Network problem with xp and 2k

Discussion in 'Networking' started by sampraszcz, Jul 2, 2006.

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  1. sampraszcz

    sampraszcz Thread Starter

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    HI I have a network with 4 computers 2 on xp and 2 on 2k
    I have connected them with a router with one of the 2k being connected via usb and all other connected by the network cable.
    The problem is that i can access the internet on all four and from the 2k machines i can access all machines via network places yet on the xp machines i can only see the machine i am on i have disabled all firewalls i have tried everythin
    p.s. unfortunatley i am on AOL so i dont know if tht means anythin
     
  2. TerryNet

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    How about calling your machines, say, XP1, XP2, 2K1 and 2K2 for this thread? From one of the XP machines, which of the others can you ping by IP address? By computer name?

    What router has a USB connection?
     
  3. Bob Cerelli

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    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

    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.
     
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